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LA Dodgers And Atlanta Braves Among Top Farm Systems

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

This offseason, there has been a lot of discussion on who is the best prospect in each organization as well as the best in all of baseball. But, now MiLB.com has published their rankings of the Major League organizations in terms of their farm hands.

So, which Major League team has the best up and coming talent? According to MiLB.com: the LA Dodgers. Of course, upon hearing this the first thought is the highly talked about infielder Corey Seager and pitcher Julio Urias (both top five prospects). The Dodgers also have International signee Yusniel Diaz as well as Grant Holmes and Cody Bellinger in their organization’s top ten.

Coming in at number two is the Atlanta Braves and while their organization has acquired some of the best young talent in baseball the last few months, it was their lack of prospects in the overall top five list that placed them behind the Dodgers. The Braves have four young players in the top 100 which include the 2015 Overall #1 Draft Pick shortstop Dansby Swanson (#8), 2014 first round pick left-hander Sean Newcomb (#21) and the 2013 Draft pick  right-hander Aaron Blair (#56)  all who were acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason and shortstop Ozzie Albies (#29).

The Minnesota Twins are ranked at number three by MiLB.com, which could be seen as questionable or even a short-term ranking. The Twins had one of the best young prospects in Miguel Sano last year make his Major League debut and expect their other top prospects Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Jose Berrios to all be in the Majors sooner rather than later as well.

The Colorado Rockies are ranked at fourth and Texas Rangers then at number five before one of the most shocking rankings in some was: the Boston Red Sox at number six. The Red Sox have been building a “powerhouse” Farm System for many years and have seen some of the best young talent they have had in decades. International signee Yoan Moncada (#7) will be moving his way up to the Majors within the next two seasons, if not the end of 2016 as well as many other young prospects in the Red Sox organization.

The remainder of the the teams are ranked as follows:

7. Philadelphia Phillies

8.Pittsburgh Pirates

9. Houston Astros

10. Washington Nationals

11. Milwaukee Brewers

12. Cincinnati Reds

13. Tampa Bay Rays

14. Chicago Cubs

15. New York Mets

16. Cleveland Indians

17. New York Yankees

18. St. Louis Cardinals

19. Oakland Athletics

20. Chicago White Sox

21. San Diego Padres

22. Kansas City Royals

23. Arizona Diamondbacks

24. Toronto Blue Jays

25. San Francisco Giants

26. Detroit Tigers

27. Baltimore Orioles

28. Seattle Mariners

29. Miami Marlins

30. LA Angels

 

 

 

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
Bethany Cohen