Farm Strength Index

MLB's Best Farm Systems, Recalculated Daily

To calculate which farm systems are really the strongest in baseball, we use a simple formula that measures how highly each team's best prospects are ranked within the overall prospect population. Because scores only have value relative to the fixed overall talent pool, we call it the Farm Strength Index.

Like our live top prospect rankings, we remove human nature and bias by calculating each position: no human being decides to place any team higher or lower than any other. These farm strength rankings recalculate each day to reflect the evolving strength of each minor league system.

In approximate human-friendly terms: a farm strength over 70 is excellent, 60-70 is good, 50-60 is probably fair, and less than 50 would usually be considered poor.

1

Farm
Strength
89.44

CHC

1. Kris Bryant
2. Addison Russell
3. Javier Baez
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4. Jorge Soler
5. Kyle Schwarber
6. Arismendy Alcantara

7. CJ Edwards
8. Albert Almora
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2

Farm
Strength
86.55

BOS

1. Henry Owens
2. Blake Swihart
3. Mookie Betts
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4. Edwin Escobar
5. Rusney Castillo
6. Allen Webster

7. Garin Cecchini
8. Anthony Ranaudo
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3

Farm
Strength
79.81

PIT

1. Tyler Glasnow
2. Jameson Taillon
3. Austin Meadows
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4. Alen Hanson
5. Josh Bell
6. Nick Kingham

7. Reese McGuire
8. Dilson Herrera
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4

Farm
Strength
79.48

MIN

1. Byron Buxton
2. Miguel Sano
3. Nick Gordon
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4. Jose Berrios
5. Alex Meyer
6. Kohl Stewart

7. Eddie Rosario
8. Nick Burdi
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5

Farm
Strength
75.21

SD

1. Austin Hedges
2. Matt Wisler
3. Max Fried
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4. Hunter Renfroe
5. Michael Gettys
6. Taylor Lindsey

7. Rymer Liriano
8. Casey Kelly
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6

Farm
Strength
67.17

ARZ

1. Archie Bradley
2. Braden Shipley
3. Touki Toussaint
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4. Brandon Drury
5. Aaron Blair
6. Andrew Chafin

7. Jake Lamb
8. Cody Reed
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7

Farm
Strength
67.1

SEA

1. Taijuan Walker
2. DJ Peterson
3. Chris Taylor
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4. Alex Jackson
5. James Paxton
6. Danny Hultzen

7. Gareth Morgan
8. Victor Sanchez
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8

Farm
Strength
65.54

SF

1. Kyle Crick
2. Joe Panik
3. Christian Arroyo
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4. Chris Stratton
5. Adalberto Mejia
6. Tyler Beede

7. Michael Kickham
8. Gary Brown
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9

Farm
Strength
63.45

TB

1. Mike Montgomery
2. Mikie Mahtook
3. Taylor Guerrieri
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4. Casey Gillaspie
5. Tim Beckham
6. Alex Colome

7. Hak-Ju Lee
8. Enny Romero
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10

Farm
Strength
62.53

CLE

1. Francisco Lindor
2. Clint Frazier
3. Bradley Zimmer
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4. James Ramsey
5. Tyler Naquin
6. Grant Hockin

7. Mike Papi
8. Ronnie Rodriguez
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11

Farm
Strength
60.88

PHI

1. JP Crawford
2. Aaron Nola
3. Maikel Franco
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4. Jesse Biddle
5. Kenny Giles
6. Miguel Gonzalez

7. Jesmuel Valentin
8. Roman Quinn
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12

Farm
Strength
60.86

HOU

1. Carlos Correa
2. Michael Foltynewicz
3. Mark Appel
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4. Colin Moran
5. Lance McCullers
6. Michael Feliz

7. Delino DeShields
8. Vincent Velasquez
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13

Farm
Strength
60.3

MLW

1. Jimmy Nelson
2. Nick Delmonico
3. Jacob Gatewood
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4. Tyrone Taylor
5. John Hellweg
6. Victor Roache

7. Tyler Wagner
8. Kodi Medeiros
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14

Farm
Strength
58.79

COL

1. Jonathan Gray
2. Eddie Butler
3. David Dahl
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4. Kyle Freeland
5. Rosell Herrera
6. Trevor Story

7. Raimel Tapia
8. Forrest Wall
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15

Farm
Strength
57.85

TEX

1. Joey Gallo
2. Jorge Alfaro
3. Luke Jackson
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4. Nick Williams
5. Luis Sardinas
6. Alex Gonzalez

7. Jake Thompson
8. Luis Ortiz
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16

Farm
Strength
57.42

KC

1. Raul Mondesi
2. Kyle Zimmer
3. Hunter Dozier
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4. Sean Manaea
5. Jorge Bonifacio
6. Bubba Starling

7. Miguel Almonte
8. Brandon Finnegan
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17

Farm
Strength
55.13

NYY

1. Luis Severino
2. Gary Sanchez
3. Jacob Lindgren
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4. Mason Williams
5. Aaron Judge
6. Slade Heathcott

7. Jose Campos
8. Rob Refsnyder
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18

Farm
Strength
54.36

WAS

1. Lucas Giolito
2. Michael Taylor
3. AJ Cole
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4. Brian Goodwin
5. Matt Purke
6. Tony Renda

7. Matt Skole
8. Sammy Solis
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19

Farm
Strength
51.97

MIA

1. Andrew Heaney
2. Tyler Kolek
3. Austin Wates
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4. Justin Nicolino
5. JT Realmuto
6. Jake Smolinski

7. Avery Romero
8. Brian Flynn
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20

Farm
Strength
51.95

STL

1. Stephen Piscotty
2. Rob Kaminsky
3. Marco Gonzales
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4. Tim Cooney
5. Tyrell Jenkins
6. Alex Reyes

7. Carson Kelly
8. Aledmys Diaz
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21

Farm
Strength
50.27

TOR

1. Aaron Sanchez
2. Dan Norris
3. Dalton Pompey
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4. Jeff Hoffman
5. DJ Davis
6. Mitch Nay

7. Max Pentecost
8. Roberto Osuna
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22

Farm
Strength
49.97

CHW

1. Carlos Rodon
2. Matt Davidson
3. Tim Anderson
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4. Courtney Hawkins
5. Trayce Thompson
6. Spencer Adams

7. Chris Beck
8. Brandon Jacobs
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23

Farm
Strength
48.1

LAD

1. Corey Seager
2. Julio Urias
3. Joc Pederson
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4. Alex Guerrero
5. Zach Lee
6. Chris Anderson

7. Carlos Frias
8. Chris Reed
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24

Farm
Strength
47.83

NYM

1. Noah Syndergaard
2. Kevin Plawecki
3. Brandon Nimmo
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4. Rafael Montero
5. Dominic Smith
6. Michael Conforto

7. Gavin Cecchini
8. Jack Leathersich
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25

Farm
Strength
45.06

DET

1. Derek Hill
2. Devon Travis
3. Bruce Rondon
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4. Steven Moya
5. Robbie Ray
6. Jonathon Crawford

7. Domingo Leyba
8. Spencer Turnbull
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26

Farm
Strength
44.89

CIN

1. Robert Stephenson
2. Jesse Winker
3. Ben Lively
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4. Phillip Ervin
5. Nick Howard
6. Yorman Rodriguez

7. Carlos Contreras
8. Nick Travieso
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27

Farm
Strength
43.16

BAL

1. Dylan Bundy
2. Hunter Harvey
3. Christian Walker
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4. Chance Sisco
5. Henry Urrutia
6. Dariel Alvarez

7. Michael Wright
8. Oliver Drake
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28

Farm
Strength
42.62

LAA

1. Sean Newcomb
2. Kaleb Cowart
3. Mark Sappington
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4. Luis Jimenez
5. Cam Bedrosian
6. Hunter Green

7. Joe Gatto
8. Randal Grichuk
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29

Farm
Strength
39.08

ATL

1. Lucas Sims
2. Christian Bethancourt
3. Braxton Davidson
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4. Jose Peraza
5. JR Graham
6. Jason Hursh

7. Mauricio Cabrera
8. Chad Sobotka
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30

Farm
Strength
29.44

OAK

1. Daniel Robertson
2. Hiroyuki Nakajima
3. Michael Ynoa
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4. Billy Burns
5. Raul Alcantara
6. Anthony Aliotti

7. Chad Pinder
8. Daniel Gossett
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Last calculated: 9/30/2014.

Because these scores are based on our Scouting Book Combine Ranking, which uses many other publications as well as our own weights, these farm-wide scores will reflect the same biases (for example, rankings value hitting more than fielding, especially for positions where offense is particularly rare, such as catcher.) Also, because our prospect rankings change every day to reflect their own complex recalculations, the overall farm ranks will also change daily, though less dramatically.

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