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
75.94

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
73.13

TEX

1. Joey Gallo
2. Jorge Alfaro
3. Nomar Mazara
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4. Luke Jackson
5. Jake Thompson
6. Chi-Chi Gonzalez

7. Nick Williams
8. Anthony Ranaudo
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3

Farm
Strength
70.2

CHC

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

7. Gleyber Torres
8. Billy McKinney
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4

Farm
Strength
69.63

BOS

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

7. Brian Johnson
8. Garin Cecchini
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5

Farm
Strength
69.54

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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6

Farm
Strength
64.63

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
62.96

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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8

Farm
Strength
62.89

LAD

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

7. Chris Anderson
8. Chris Reed
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9

Farm
Strength
62.83

MIN

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

7. Nick Burdi
8. Jorge Polanco
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10

Farm
Strength
62.33

TB

1. Willy Adames
2. Brent Honeywell
3. Blake Snell
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4. Daniel Robertson
5. Hak-Ju Lee
6. Alex Colome

7. Adrian Rondon
8. Mikie Mahtook
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11

Farm
Strength
61.95

KC

1. Kyle Zimmer
2. Raul Mondesi
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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12

Farm
Strength
60.56

ARZ

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

7. Brandon Drury
8. Robbie Ray
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13

Farm
Strength
59.69

NYM

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

7. Amed Rosario
8. Rafael Montero
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14

Farm
Strength
58.93

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
58.27

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
58.26

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
57.89

SEA

1. DJ Peterson
2. Alex Jackson
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
56.2

CLE

1. Francisco Lindor
2. Bradley Zimmer
3. Clint Frazier
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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
55.86

OAK

1. Franklin Barreto
2. Matt Olson
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
55.12

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
53.95

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
52.68

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
51.04

HOU

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

7. Vincent Velasquez
8. Jay Austin
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24

Farm
Strength
48.63

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
46.05

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
41.68

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
40.39

TOR

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

7. Roberto Osuna
8. Sean Reid-Foley
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28

Farm
Strength
36.39

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
34.2

STL

1. Marco Gonzales
2. Stephen Piscotty
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
27.11

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: 8/1/2015.

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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