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
85.77

LAD

1. Corey Seager
2. Julio Urias
3. Jose De Leon
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4. Kenta Maeda
5. Grant Holmes
6. Ross Stripling

7. Frankie Montas
8. Cody Bellinger
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2

Farm
Strength
75.35

ATL

1. Dansby Swanson
2. Sean Newcomb
3. Ozzie Albies
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4. Aaron Blair
5. Kolby Allard
6. Touki Toussaint

7. Hector Olivera
8. Austin Riley
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3

Farm
Strength
71.0

STL

1. Alex Reyes
2. Marco Gonzales
3. Jack Flaherty
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4. Tim Cooney
5. Aledmys Diaz
6. Seung Hwan-Oh

7. Luke Weaver
8. Jeremy Hazelbaker
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4

Farm
Strength
69.45

CIN

1. Robert Stephenson
2. Cody Reed
3. Jose Peraza
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4. Jesse Winker
5. Amir Garrett
6. Alejandro Chacin

7. Alex Blandino
8. Caleb Cotham
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5

Farm
Strength
68.78

WAS

1. Trea Turner
2. Lucas Giolito
3. Victor Robles
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4. Erick Fedde
5. AJ Cole
6. Reynaldo Lopez

7. Wilmer Difo
8. Anderson Franco
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6

Farm
Strength
68.53

BOS

1. Yoan Moncada
2. Rafael Devers
3. Andrew Benintendi
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4. Anderson Espinoza
5. Brian Johnson
6. Michael Kopech

7. Deven Marrero
8. Sam Travis
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7

Farm
Strength
67.13

HOU

1. AJ Reed
2. Alex Bregman
3. Francis Martes
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4. Kyle Tucker
5. Daz Cameron
6. Joe Musgrove

7. David Paulino
8. Michael Feliz
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8

Farm
Strength
66.95

COL

1. Brendan Rodgers
2. Jon Gray
3. David Dahl
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4. Jeff Hoffman
5. Ryan McMahon
6. Trevor Story

7. Kyle Freeland
8. Raimel Tapia
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9

Farm
Strength
66.59

PHI

1. JP Crawford
2. Nick Williams
3. Mark Appel
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4. Cornelius Randolph
5. Andrew Knapp
6. Jake Thompson

7. Jorge Alfaro
8. Roman Quinn
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10

Farm
Strength
66.28

MIN

1. Byron Buxton
2. Jose Berrios
3. Max Kepler
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4. Nick Gordon
5. Tyler Jay
6. Jorge Polanco

7. Byung-Ho Park
8. Kohl Stewart
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11

Farm
Strength
65.34

PIT

1. Tyler Glasnow
2. Austin Meadows
3. Josh Bell
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4. Jameson Taillon
5. Reese McGuire
6. Harold Ramirez

7. Kevin Newman
8. Alen Hanson
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12

Farm
Strength
62.58

OAK

1. Franklin Barreto
2. Sean Manaea
3. Matt Olson
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4. Matt Chapman
5. Jacob Nottingham
6. Richie Martin

7. Dillon Overton
8. Renato Nunez
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13

Farm
Strength
62.47

NYY

1. Aaron Judge
2. Gary Sanchez
3. Jorge Mateo
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4. James Kaprielian
5. Domingo Acevedo
6. Rob Refsnyder

7. Dustin Fowler
8. Tyler Wade
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14

Farm
Strength
58.53

CHC

1. Gleyber Torres
2. Willson Contreras
3. Ian Happ
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4. Albert Almora
5. Duane Underwood
6. CJ Edwards

7. Billy McKinney
8. Jeimer Candelario
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15

Farm
Strength
58.05

SF

1. Christian Arroyo
2. Tyler Beede
3. Lucius Fox
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4. Chris Shaw
5. Jarrett Parker
6. Hak-Ju Lee

7. Aramis Garcia
8. Phil Bickford
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16

Farm
Strength
57.75

TB

1. Blake Snell
2. Brent Honeywell
3. Willy Adames
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4. Jake Bauers
5. Taylor Guerrieri
6. Jacob Faria

7. Garrett Whitley
8. Mikie Mahtook
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17

Farm
Strength
57.4

TEX

1. Nomar Mazara
2. Joey Gallo
3. Lewis Brinson
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4. Dillon Tate
5. Luis Ortiz
6. Andy Ibanez

7. Eric Jenkins
8. Josh Morgan
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18

Farm
Strength
56.61

MLW

1. Orlando Arcia
2. Jorge Lopez
3. Trent Clark
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4. Brett Phillips
5. Kodi Medeiros
6. Josh Hader

7. Gilbert Lara
8. Tyrone Taylor
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19

Farm
Strength
53.89

BAL

1. Hunter Harvey
2. Dylan Bundy
3. Mychal Givens
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4. Kim Hyun-Soo
5. Chris Lee
6. Trey Mancini

7. Jomar Reyes
8. Chance Sisco
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20

Farm
Strength
52.89

KC

1. Raul Mondesi
2. Kyle Zimmer
3. Miguel Almonte
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4. John Lamb
5. Bubba Starling
6. Nolan Watson

7. Ashe Russell
8. Cheslor Cuthbert
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21

Farm
Strength
51.7

SD

1. Manuel Margot
2. Javier Guerra
3. Hunter Renfroe
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4. Jose Rondon
5. Travis Jankowski
6. Ruddy Giron

7. Colin Rea
8. Logan Allen
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22

Farm
Strength
51.59

CLE

1. Bradley Zimmer
2. Clint Frazier
3. Brady Aiken
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4. Bobby Bradley
5. Justus Sheffield
6. Francisco Mejia

7. Tyler Naquin
8. Mike Papi
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23

Farm
Strength
51.48

SEA

1. Alex Jackson
2. Boog Powell
3. Edwin Diaz
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4. Tony Zych
5. Drew Jackson
6. Nick Neidert

7. Tyler O'Neill
8. DJ Peterson
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24

Farm
Strength
50.09

NYM

1. Steven Matz
2. Dominic Smith
3. Gavin Cecchini
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4. Brandon Nimmo
5. Amed Rosario
6. Marcos Molina

7. Wuilmer Becerra
8. Desmond Lindsay
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25

Farm
Strength
47.51

DET

1. Michael Fulmer
2. Mike Gerber
3. Beau Burrows
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4. Christin Stewart
5. Joe Jimenez
6. Dixon Machado

7. Derek Hill
8. Buck Farmer
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26

Farm
Strength
43.68

ARZ

1. Archie Bradley
2. Braden Shipley
3. Brandon Drury
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4. Alex Young
5. Gabby Guerrero
6. Jack Reinheimer

7. Socrates Brito
8. Domingo Leyba
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27

Farm
Strength
42.51

CHW

1. Carson Fulmer
2. Tim Anderson
3. Trey Michalczewski
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4. Spencer Adams
5. Adam Engel
6. Corey Zangari

7. Jordan Guerrero
8. Courtney Hawkins
    More...

28

Farm
Strength
42.01

TOR

1. Anthony Alford
2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr
3. Conner Greene
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4. Sean Reid-Foley
5. Richard Urena
6. Jon Harris

7. Rowdy Tellez
8. Justin Maese
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29

Farm
Strength
40.24

MIA

1. Josh Naylor
2. Stone Garrett
3. Tyler Kolek
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4. Jarlin Garcia
5. Kendry Flores
6. Brian Anderson

7. Austin Dean
8. Jordan Holloway
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30

Farm
Strength
34.14

LAA

1. Taylor Ward
2. Jahmai Jones
3. Victor Alcantara
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4. Kaleb Cowart
5. Nate Smith
6. Grayson Long

7. Jake Jewell
8. Joe Gatto
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Last calculated: 4/30/2016.

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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