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
84.45

CHC

1. Javier Baez
2. Kris Bryant
3. Albert Almora
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4. CJ Edwards
5. Jorge Soler
6. Pierce Johnson

7. Arismendy Alcantara
8. Mike Olt
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2

Farm
Strength
80.45

BOS

1. Xander Bogaerts
2. Henry Owens
3. Jackie Bradley
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4. Allen Webster
5. Blake Swihart
6. Mookie Betts

7. Garin Cecchini
8. Matt Barnes
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3

Farm
Strength
72.49

STL

1. Oscar Taveras
2. Carlos Martinez
3. Kolten Wong
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4. Stephen Piscotty
5. Marco Gonzales
6. Tim Cooney

7. Rob Kaminsky
8. Tyrell Jenkins
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4

Farm
Strength
69.15

NYM

1. Noah Syndergaard
2. Travis d'Arnaud
3. Dominic Smith
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4. Rafael Montero
5. Gavin Cecchini
6. Wilmer Flores

7. Brandon Nimmo
8. Jack Leathersich
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5

Farm
Strength
69.08

PIT

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

7. Reese McGuire
8. Luis Heredia
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6

Farm
Strength
68.15

SF

1. Kyle Crick
2. Edwin Escobar
3. Chris Stratton
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4. Adalberto Mejia
5. Joe Panik
6. Heath Hembree

7. Mac Williamson
8. Christian Arroyo
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7

Farm
Strength
68.02

TB

1. Jake Odorizzi
2. Hak-Ju Lee
3. Taylor Guerrieri
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4. Alex Colome
5. Mike Montgomery
6. Enny Romero

7. Nick Ciuffo
8. Tim Beckham
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8

Farm
Strength
66.71

MIN

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

7. Trevor May
8. Daniel Santana
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9

Farm
Strength
66.37

SEA

1. Taijuan Walker
2. DJ Peterson
3. James Paxton
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4. Abraham Almonte
5. Danny Hultzen
6. Roenis Elias

7. Stephen Pryor
8. Victor Sanchez
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10

Farm
Strength
64.71

HOU

1. Carlos Correa
2. George Springer
3. Mark Appel
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4. Michael Foltynewicz
5. Lance McCullers
6. Jonathan Singleton

7. Delino DeShields
8. Vincent Velasquez
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11

Farm
Strength
63.85

SD

1. Austin Hedges
2. Matt Wisler
3. Max Fried
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4. Hunter Renfroe
5. Casey Kelly
6. Rymer Liriano

7. Joe Ross
8. Burch Smith
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12

Farm
Strength
62.33

NYY

1. Masahiro Tanaka
2. Gary Sanchez
3. Mason Williams
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4. Slade Heathcott
5. Yangervis Solarte
6. Jose Campos

7. Eric Jagielo
8. Ian Clarkin
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13

Farm
Strength
61.9

TEX

1. Rougned Odor
2. Jorge Alfaro
3. Joey Gallo
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4. Nick Williams
5. Michael Choice
6. Luis Sardinas

7. Alex Gonzalez
8. Luke Jackson
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14

Farm
Strength
59.88

CHW

1. Jose Abreu
2. Matt Davidson
3. Erik Johnson
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4. Marcus Semien
5. Tim Anderson
6. Courtney Hawkins

7. Trayce Thompson
8. Chris Beck
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15

Farm
Strength
58.6

BAL

1. Dylan Bundy
2. Kevin Gausman
3. Eduardo Rodriguez
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4. Hunter Harvey
5. Jon Schoop
6. Henry Urrutia

7. Michael Wright
8. Tim Berry
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16

Farm
Strength
58.07

KC

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

7. Hunter Dozier
8. Sam Selman
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17

Farm
Strength
54.16

PHI

1. Maikel Franco
2. Jesse Biddle
3. JP Crawford
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4. Miguel Gonzalez
5. Roman Quinn
6. Carlos Tocci

7. Ethan Martin
8. Cesar Hernandez
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18

Farm
Strength
54.05

ARZ

1. Archie Bradley
2. Chris Owings
3. Braden Shipley
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4. Stryker Trahan
5. Aaron Blair
6. Jose Martinez

7. Matt Stites
8. Brandon Drury
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19

Farm
Strength
53.89

MIA

1. Andrew Heaney
2. Jake Marisnick
3. Colin Moran
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4. Justin Nicolino
5. Jake Smolinski
6. Zack Cox

7. Adam Conley
8. Brian Flynn
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20

Farm
Strength
53.6

LAD

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

7. Chris Anderson
8. Chris Reed
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21

Farm
Strength
51.64

MLW

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

7. Taylor Jungmann
8. David Goforth
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22

Farm
Strength
51.63

DET

1. Nick Castellanos
2. Devon Travis
3. Bruce Rondon
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4. Jake Thompson
5. Robbie Ray
6. Jonathon Crawford

7. Corey Knebel
8. Eugenio Suarez
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23

Farm
Strength
51.43

CLE

1. Francisco Lindor
2. Clint Frazier
3. Trevor Bauer
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4. Tyler Naquin
5. Ronnie Rodriguez
6. Chen Chang Lee

7. Dorssys Paulino
8. Mitch Brown
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24

Farm
Strength
50.36

COL

1. Jonathan Gray
2. Eddie Butler
3. Rosell Herrera
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4. David Dahl
5. Kyle Parker
6. Chad Bettis

7. Trevor Story
8. Ryan McMahon
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25

Farm
Strength
48.89

CIN

1. Robert Stephenson
2. Billy Hamilton
3. Phillip Ervin
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4. Jesse Winker
5. Yorman Rodriguez
6. Carlos Contreras

7. Nick Travieso
8. Tucker Barnhart
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26

Farm
Strength
48.54

ATL

1. Lucas Sims
2. Christian Bethancourt
3. JR Graham
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4. David Hale
5. Jason Hursh
6. Mauricio Cabrera

7. Jose Peraza
8. Tommy La Stella
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27

Farm
Strength
47.04

TOR

1. Aaron Sanchez
2. Marcus Stroman
3. DJ Davis
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4. Dan Norris
5. Mitch Nay
6. Roberto Osuna

7. Alberto Tirado
8. Franklin Barreto
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28

Farm
Strength
46.1

WAS

1. Lucas Giolito
2. AJ Cole
3. Brian Goodwin
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4. Matt Purke
5. Matt Skole
6. Sammy Solis

7. Nathan Karns
8. Michael Taylor
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29

Farm
Strength
35.61

OAK

1. Addison Russell
2. Hiroyuki Nakajima
3. Billy McKinney
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4. Michael Ynoa
5. Raul Alcantara
6. Michael Taylor

7. Dylan Covey
8. Bobby Wahl
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30

Farm
Strength
35.55

LAA

1. Taylor Lindsey
2. Kaleb Cowart
3. CJ Cron
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4. Mark Sappington
5. Luis Jimenez
6. Nick Maronde

7. RJ Alvarez
8. Cam Bedrosian
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Last calculated: 4/23/2014.

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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