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
87.64

CHC

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

7. CJ Edwards
8. Arismendy Alcantara
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2

Farm
Strength
81.4

BOS

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

7. Brock Holt
8. Garin Cecchini
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3

Farm
Strength
72.94

PIT

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

7. Josh Bell
8. Reese McGuire
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4

Farm
Strength
72.27

SEA

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

7. Roenis Elias
8. Victor Sanchez
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5

Farm
Strength
69.34

STL

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

7. Tim Cooney
8. Tyrell Jenkins
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6

Farm
Strength
69.04

SD

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

7. Casey Kelly
8. Rymer Liriano
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7

Farm
Strength
68.77

NYM

1. Noah Syndergaard
2. Travis d'Arnaud
3. Rafael Montero
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4. Kevin Plawecki
5. Jeurys Familia
6. Brandon Nimmo

7. Dominic Smith
8. Wilmer Flores
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8

Farm
Strength
68.19

SF

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

7. Michael Kickham
8. Gary Brown
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9

Farm
Strength
67.97

MIN

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

7. Eddie Rosario
8. Nick Burdi
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10

Farm
Strength
63.14

NYY

1. Masahiro Tanaka
2. Gary Sanchez
3. Luis Severino
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4. Jacob Lindgren
5. Dellin Betances
6. Mason Williams

7. Yangervis Solarte
8. Slade Heathcott
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11

Farm
Strength
63.03

HOU

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

7. Lance McCullers
8. Delino DeShields
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12

Farm
Strength
62.12

TB

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

7. Enny Romero
8. Nick Ciuffo
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13

Farm
Strength
61.19

CHW

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

7. Courtney Hawkins
8. Trayce Thompson
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14

Farm
Strength
59.85

KC

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

7. Sean Manaea
8. Foster Griffin
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15

Farm
Strength
58.25

MLW

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

7. Mitch Haniger
8. Kodi Medeiros
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16

Farm
Strength
57.56

TEX

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

7. Alex Gonzalez
8. Luis Ortiz
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17

Farm
Strength
55.7

CLE

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

7. Ronnie Rodriguez
8. Mike Papi
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18

Farm
Strength
55.19

COL

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

7. Forrest Wall
8. Kyle Parker
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19

Farm
Strength
54.54

PHI

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

7. Carlos Tocci
8. Ethan Martin
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20

Farm
Strength
53.66

MIA

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

7. Zack Cox
8. Adam Conley
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21

Farm
Strength
52.79

ATL

1. Lucas Sims
2. Christian Bethancourt
3. Tommy La Stella
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4. Braxton Davidson
5. David Hale
6. JR Graham

7. Jason Hursh
8. Mauricio Cabrera
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22

Farm
Strength
52.47

ARZ

1. Archie Bradley
2. Chris Owings
3. Touki Toussaint
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4. Braden Shipley
5. Stryker Trahan
6. Cody Reed

7. Aaron Blair
8. Jose Martinez
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23

Farm
Strength
52.3

DET

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

7. Jonathon Crawford
8. Corey Knebel
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24

Farm
Strength
51.73

BAL

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

7. Dariel Alvarez
8. Michael Wright
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25

Farm
Strength
49.07

LAD

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

7. Chris Withrow
8. Chris Reed
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26

Farm
Strength
48.83

TOR

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

7. Roberto Osuna
8. Alberto Tirado
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27

Farm
Strength
48.58

CIN

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

7. Yorman Rodriguez
8. Carlos Contreras
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28

Farm
Strength
45.22

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. Austin Voth
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29

Farm
Strength
24.8

LAA

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

7. Nick Maronde
8. Cam Bedrosian
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30

Farm
Strength
22.12

OAK

1. Hiroyuki Nakajima
2. Michael Ynoa
3. Michael Taylor
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4. Raul Alcantara
5. Anthony Aliotti
6. Chad Pinder

7. Daniel Gossett
8. Matt Chapman
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Last calculated: 7/23/2014.

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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