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Most Talented Minor League Teams

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The 2015 minor league baseball season is here and for a fun exercise I wanted to highlight some teams that will have multiple players on there roster that appear in MLB.com’s top 100 prospect list.

These rosters are preliminary, there will be players that are held back in extended Spring training either because of injury or just getting more work in before being assigned so this isn’t a complete list, but since this is just a fun way to highlight some talented teams,  I won’t let that stop me.

1. Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins, Double-A) Byron Buxton #1, Miguel Sano #12, Jose Berrios #33

Chattanooga is the new home for the Double-A Twins after the Dodgers departed for Oklahoma. The Twins have one of the top farm systems in the game and Buxton, Sano and Berrios all in one spot makes Chatanooga a strong contender for the most talented team in the minors. They’re my pick for the team every fan should see in person in 2015.

2. Frisco Rough Riders (Rangers, Double-A) Joey Gallo #10, Jorge Alfaro #46, Nomar Mazara #55, Jake Thompson #84.

Gallo alone makes this team a must watch, having four of the five Rangers in the top 100 makes Frisco one of the most talented teams in MiLB.

3. Iowa Cubs (Cubs, Triple-A) Kris Bryant #2, Addison Russell #5

I was tempted to put Iowa on top of this list, if you want to see Bryant you’ll have to be quick

4. Tulsa Drillers (Dodgers, Double-A) Corey Seager #7, Julio Urias #8

Seager and Urias are two of the most exciting players in the minors.

5. Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox, Triple-A) Blake Swihart #19, Henry Owens #20, Eduardo Rodriguez #90

The Best chance to see all three is to go early in the year, they all should see Boston at some point.

6. Altoona Curve (Pirates, Double-A) Tyler Glasnow #13, Josh Bell #35

7. Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros Double-A) Carlos Correa #3, Mark Appel #31

8. Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds, Double-A) Robert Stephenson #25, Jesse Winker #27

9. Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals, Double-A) Raul Mondesi #41, Brandon Finnegan #76, Miguel Almonte #85

10. Las Vegas 51’s (Mets, Triple-A) Noah Syndergaard #11, Kevin Plawecki #64, Steven Matz #67

11. Tennessee Smokies (Cubs, Double-A) C.J. Edwards #48, Kyle Schwarber #50, Albert Almora #58

12. Gwinnett Braves (Braves, Triple-A) Jose Peraza #39, Matt Wisler #70, Michael Foltynewicz #79

13. Mobile Bay Bears ( Diamondbacks, Double-A) Braden Shipley #40, Aaron Blair #82

14. Trenton Thunder (Yankees, Double-A) Luis Severino #24, Aaron Judge #69

15. Birmingham Barons (White Sox, Double-A) Tim Anderson #77, Frankie Montas #92

16. San Antonio Missions ( Padres, Double-A) Hunter Renfroe #49,  Trea Turner #63

17. Bradenton Marauders (Pirates Advanced-A) Austin Meadows #47, Reese McGuire #65

18. Montgomery Biscuts (Rays, Double-A) Justin O’Conner #62, Daniel Robertson #66

19. Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) Daniel Norris #18, Dalton Pompey #44, Aaron Sanchez #45

20. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) Archie Bradley #16, Jake Lamb #81

John Calvagno

John is a staff writer for legends on deck. A Red Sox fan and Minor league enthusiast, he's usually writing about minor league baseball.John also loves Bruins hockey and Syracuse basketball.
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