Farm System Rankings: Overall (30-21)

Rockies, Royals lead back of pack; Red Sox, Cubs bring up rear

Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers is the No. 10 overall prospect in MLB.com's rankings. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Sam Dykstra | March 4, 2019 10:16 AM ET

The Rockies and Royals lead the bottom 10 groups of prospects as MiLB.com ranks all 30 farm systems based on their overall Minor League talent.

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 198

Cubs' Hoerner discusses hectic first season, previews year ahead

February 28, 2019 11:24 AM ET

Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner discusses his hectic first year in pro ball, Tyler and Sam break down early spring stars and Ben has details on Altoona's use of an RV to promote ticket sales.

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Farm system rankings: Position players 30-21

Royals feature strong lefty bats; Mariners make promising moves

Khalil Lee notched a .402 on-base percentage in 71 games with Class A Advanced Wilmington. (Patrick Cavey/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 11, 2019 10:04 AM ET

With Opening Day of the 2019 season just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 30-21 based on strength of position players.

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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2019 Prospect Projections: NL Central rookies

Reds' Senzel could be big piece of organization's push in 2019

Nick Senzel has produced a 149 wRC+ or above at each full-season level he's played at since going pro. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 22, 2019 10:14 AM ET

Even after a bumpy 2018 in terms of health, Nick Senzel looks ready to help the Reds this season as Steamer expects him to be an impressive hitter right away in the Major Leagues.

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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Fearless Alamo charging ahead on diamond

Cubs infielder thriving after choosing baseball over bullfighting

Tyler Alamo posted a .250/.294/.313 slash line and a .607 OPS in five Southern League games. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | January 16, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Chicago Cubs infielder Tyler Alamo's father was a bullfighter father and he thought about following in his footsteps. Lessons from the ring help him in baseball.

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Hoerner soaks up experience in Fall League

AFL's only '18 Draft pick, Cubs prospect makes up missed time

Nico Hoerner notched a .729 on-base plus slugging percentage through his first nine games with the Solar Sox. (Arizona Fall League)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 24, 2018 10:13 AM ET

With only 14 pro games under his belt, sixth-ranked Chicago Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner is happy to compete in the Arizona Fall League as its only 2018 Draft pick.

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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Amaya, Young headline Cubs' next wave

Catcher, first baseman took strides at plate, in field in 2018

Miguel Amaya blasted 12 homers while putting up a .752 OPS in his first full Minor League season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | October 15, 2018 10:15 AM ET

Led by strong seasons from catcher Miguel Amaya and first baseman Jared Young, the Cubs look to make positive changes to bolster their farm system.

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Giambrone collects four hits in AFL debut

Cubs No. 29 prospect scores twice, drives in run for Solar Sox

Trent Giambrone batted .251 with 17 homers in 116 games with Double-A Tennessee this summer. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

October 11, 2018 9:27 PM ET

Chicago Cubs No. 29 prospect Trent Giambrone went 4-for-6 with two runs and an RBI in his AFL debut for the Mesa Solar Sox, who topped the Peoria Javelinas, 10-9, in 10 innings.

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Eugene balks it off to capture NWL crown

Emeralds rally to second championship over past three years

Eugene went 5-0 in the Northwest League playoffs and won four out of five by a score of 3-2. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 12, 2018 2:59 AM ET

Emmanuel Clase balked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning as Class A Short Season Eugene swept Spokane in the Northwest League Finals.

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Jordan powers Ems to Game 1 victory

Cubs prospect smacks go-ahead homer in eighth inning

Levi Jordan rounds the bases after hitting the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Sunday. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 10, 2018 12:40 AM ET

Cubs prospect Levi Jordan hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning and Eugene beat Spokane, 3-2, in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Northwest League Championship Series.

Josh Horton is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @joshhortonMiLB This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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