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
76.51

PIT

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

7. Reese McGuire
8. Dilson Herrera
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2

Farm
Strength
72.99

TEX

1. Joey Gallo
2. Jorge Alfaro
3. Luke Jackson
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4. Nick Williams
5. Jake Thompson
6. Nomar Mazara

7. Anthony Ranaudo
8. Alex Gonzalez
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3

Farm
Strength
70.28

ATL

1. Jose Peraza
2. Michael Foltynewicz
3. Max Fried
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4. Lucas Sims
5. Christian Bethancourt
6. Tyrell Jenkins

7. Rio Ruiz
8. Jason Hursh
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4

Farm
Strength
69.4

CHC

1. Kris Bryant
2. Addison Russell
3. Jorge Soler
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4. Albert Almora
5. CJ Edwards
6. Kyle Schwarber

7. Billy McKinney
8. Pierce Johnson
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5

Farm
Strength
68.8

BOS

1. Yoan Moncada
2. Blake Swihart
3. Henry Owens
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4. Rusney Castillo
5. Rafael Devers
6. Eduardo Rodriguez

7. Garin Cecchini
8. Brian Johnson
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6

Farm
Strength
64.66

SD

1. Matt Wisler
2. Austin Hedges
3. Hunter Renfroe
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4. Trea Turner
5. Cory Spangenberg
6. Steven Souza

7. Rymer Liriano
8. Fernando Perez
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7

Farm
Strength
63.33

MIN

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

7. Nick Burdi
8. Jorge Polanco
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8

Farm
Strength
63.25

MLW

1. Orlando Arcia
2. Tyrone Taylor
3. Clint Coulter
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4. Wei-Chung Wang
5. Monte Harrison
6. Gilbert Lara

7. Taylor Jungmann
8. Devin Williams
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9

Farm
Strength
63.19

LAD

1. Corey Seager
2. Julio Urias
3. Andrew Heaney
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4. Joc Pederson
5. Grant Holmes
6. Alex Verdugo

7. Chris Anderson
8. Chris Reed
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10

Farm
Strength
62.63

KC

1. Raul Mondesi
2. Kyle Zimmer
3. Sean Manaea
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4. Miguel Almonte
5. Hunter Dozier
6. Brandon Finnegan

7. Foster Griffin
8. Christian Colon
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11

Farm
Strength
61.27

ARZ

1. Archie Bradley
2. Braden Shipley
3. Yasmany Tomas
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4. Aaron Blair
5. Jake Lamb
6. Touki Toussaint

7. Brandon Drury
8. Robbie Ray
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12

Farm
Strength
60.03

NYM

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

7. Rafael Montero
8. Gavin Cecchini
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13

Farm
Strength
59.59

TB

1. Daniel Robertson
2. Hak-Ju Lee
3. Willy Adames
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4. Alex Colome
5. Adrian Rondon
6. Mikie Mahtook

7. Ryan Brett
8. Brent Honeywell
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14

Farm
Strength
59.33

BAL

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

7. Michael Wright
8. Chris Marrero
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15

Farm
Strength
58.83

COL

1. Jonathan Gray
2. Eddie Butler
3. David Dahl
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4. Kyle Freeland
5. Raimel Tapia
6. Ryan McMahon

7. Forrest Wall
8. Tom Murphy
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16

Farm
Strength
58.76

SF

1. Kyle Crick
2. Andrew Susac
3. Tyler Beede
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4. Clayton Blackburn
5. Adalberto Mejia
6. Ty Blach

7. Christian Arroyo
8. Angel Villalona
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17

Farm
Strength
57.83

SEA

1. Alex Jackson
2. DJ Peterson
3. Ketel Marte
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4. Patrick Kivlehan
5. Austin Wilson
6. Edwin Diaz

7. Luiz Gohara
8. Ryan Yarbrough
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18

Farm
Strength
56.66

CLE

1. Francisco Lindor
2. Clint Frazier
3. Bradley Zimmer
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4. Justus Sheffield
5. Mike Papi
6. Tyler Naquin

7. Aaron Brown
8. Bobby Bradley
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19

Farm
Strength
55.97

OAK

1. Matt Olson
2. Franklin Barreto
3. Sean Nolin
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4. Matt Chapman
5. Renato Nunez
6. Dillon Overton

7. Raul Alcantara
8. Chad Pinder
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20

Farm
Strength
55.61

WAS

1. Lucas Giolito
2. Michael Taylor
3. AJ Cole
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4. Joe Ross
5. Erick Fedde
6. Nathan Karns

7. Brian Goodwin
8. Tyler Robertson
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21

Farm
Strength
54.17

PHI

1. JP Crawford
2. Aaron Nola
3. Maikel Franco
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4. Roman Quinn
5. Carlos Tocci
6. Matt Imhof

7. Jesmuel Valentin
8. Phillippe Aumont
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22

Farm
Strength
53.02

NYY

1. Luis Severino
2. Aaron Judge
3. Greg Bird
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4. Gary Sanchez
5. Manny Banuelos
6. Ian Clarkin

7. Rob Refsnyder
8. Jacob Lindgren
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23

Farm
Strength
51.2

HOU

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

7. Vincent Velasquez
8. Jay Austin
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24

Farm
Strength
49.26

CHW

1. Carlos Rodon
2. Tim Anderson
3. Spencer Adams
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4. Micah Johnson
5. Micker Adolfo
6. Tyler Danish

7. Courtney Hawkins
8. Andrew Brackman
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25

Farm
Strength
46.48

MIA

1. Tyler Kolek
2. JT Realmuto
3. Justin Nicolino
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4. Jose Urena
5. Avery Romero
6. Trevor Williams

7. Brian Anderson
8. Tug Hulett
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26

Farm
Strength
41.99

CIN

1. Robert Stephenson
2. Jesse Winkler
3. Michael Lorenzen
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4. Nick Howard
5. Nick Travieso
6. Yorman Rodriguez

7. Eric Campbell
8. Beau Mills
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27

Farm
Strength
40.51

TOR

1. Dan Norris
2. Aaron Sanchez
3. Dalton Pompey
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4. Jeff Hoffman
5. Devon Travis
6. Max Pentecost

7. Roberto Osuna
8. Sean Reid-Foley
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28

Farm
Strength
36.83

DET

1. Derek Hill
2. Steven Moya
3. Buck Farmer
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4. Kevin Ziomek
5. Hernan Perez
6. Tyler Collins

7. James McCann
8. Austin Kubitza
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29

Farm
Strength
35.21

STL

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

7. Charlie Tilson
8. Oneli Perez
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30

Farm
Strength
27.31

LAA

1. Sean Newcomb
2. Cam Bedrosian
3. Randal Grichuk
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4. Ricardo Sanchez
5. Joe Gatto
6. Chris Ellis

7. Alex Yarbrough
8. Nick Tropeano
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Last calculated: 3/3/2015.

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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