Midseason farm system grades: NL

Padres, Braves, Cardinals, Pirates earn praise for first half

Fernando Tatis Jr. has mashed in the Texas League, despite being a 19-year-old playing at Double-A. (Shawn E. Davis/MiLB.com)

July 3, 2018 10:19 AM ET

The Padres, Braves, Cardinals and Pirates earned praise for the way their prospects performed over the first half of the 2018 Minor League season.

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Midseason farm system grades: AL

Angels, Tigers, Rays, Blue Jays receive top marks for first half

Brandon Marsh, Jo Adell and Jahmai Jones have given the Angels plenty to celebrate early in 2018. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

July 2, 2018 12:02 PM ET

The Angels, Tigers, Rays and Blue Jays received some of the top marks for American League Minor League systems at the halfway point of the 2018 season.

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Farm system rankings: Overall (15-1)

Braves, Padres, White Sox duke it out for top spot in 2018 ranks

Ronald Acuña Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. both headline systems that are otherwise flush with arms. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com, Charlie Neibergall/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | March 21, 2018 9:57 AM ET

Each rich in top-100 talent, the Braves, Padres and White Sox battle it out for the top spot in the conclusion of MiLB.com's overall Farm System Rankings.

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Farm system rankings: Overall (30-16)

Marlins, Brewers, Pirates entering season in the middle of the pack

Acquired from the Brewers this offseason, Lewis Brinson is likely to begin the season as the Marlins' starting center fielder. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | March 20, 2018 10:26 AM ET

The Marlins, Brewers and Pirates hold down the middle of the pack, while the Mariners and Royals bring up the rear in the overall farm system rankings entering 2018.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: 21-and-under talent

Braves take the cake in terms of youth; Padres hot on their heels

Ronald Acuna climbed three levels last season, batting .325 with 21 home runs and 44 stolen bases. (Lynn Sladky/AP)

By Alex Kraft | March 14, 2018 10:49 AM ET

Ronald Acuna and Fernando Tatis Jr. place the Braves and Padres among the leading teams in terms of prospect talent 21-years-old and under.

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Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (10-1)

Wright, Soroka keep Braves on top; Padres gain momentum

Kyle Wright held opponents to a .186 average in nine starts across two levels last season. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 7, 2018 10:07 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 10-1 based on the strength of pitchers.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Stacked Tigers, A's lefties Puk, Luzardo lead mid-tier arms race

Franklin Perez notched a 3.02 ERA in 86 1/3 innings across two levels before being traded to the Tigers. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 6, 2018 10:13 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11 based on pitching strength.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm system rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Fedde ushers in new Nats class; Pint puts Rockies on right path

Erick Fedde ended last season on the disabled list but returned to the mound during Spring Training. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 5, 2018 10:09 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 30-21 based on the strength of pitchers.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm system rankings: Position players (10-1)

Acuna, Guerrero, Jimenez, Adames highlight deep organizations

Even ignoring his promise as a pitcher, the Angels' Shohei Ohtani is one of the most thrilling prospects in baseball. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

By Josh Jackson | February 28, 2018 10:05 AM ET

With Opening Day of the 2018 season just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are the top 10 organizations based on strength of position players.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm system rankings: Position players (20-11)

Minnesota organization looks to be stacked with infield riches

Royce Lewis and Nick Gordon combined for 61 extra-base hits and 31 steals over 176 Minor League games last year.

By Josh Jackson | February 27, 2018 10:09 AM ET

With Opening Day of the 2018 season just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11 based on strength of position players.

Josh Jackson is a contribu,tor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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