With the major league club falling apart (almost literally), it turns to the minor league system to provide the optimism in 2014. The problem is that the farm system is not good right now. Ranking wise, it has been as high as 14, but for the most part it settles in the 20-25 range. The good news is that it is trending up and with the right set of circumstances it could come close to the top farm systems in the game.
Lets start by looking at the makeup of the Top 5 farm systems in Baseball America’s Handbook (Top 100 rankings included, these rankings may differ due to the BA ranking process). Continue reading Road to a Top Farm System