The Miami Marlins have an elite top-ranked farm system. We talked about some of The Fish’s top prospects already. If you’ve been reading this site then you’re well aware of the likes of Max Meyer and Edward Cabrera, among many other top prospects in our elite system. Teams strive to have a high-ranked farm system as it’s a source of affordable talent and the best way to build a winning core. Does the Miami Marlins having a top farm make a big difference though? What can the fans expect in the future due to it?
The Miami Marlins have a very good chance at having a winning dynasty in the near future.
Let’s see what we can learn from history… the Texas Rangers had average to below average farm systems from 2004-2007, but after reaching #4 in 2008, they won the pennant for the first time ever just two years later. The Tampa Bay Rays had the #1 rated farm system in 2007 and 2008 and won the pennant in the latter season.
The Boston Red Sox had a #8 farm system in 2006 and won the whole thing the following season. The Cincinnati Reds had the #3 farm system in 2008 and were division winners in 2010. Despite a free agent splurge, the New York Yankees having the #5 farm system in 2008 helped with their 2009 World Championship.
The Colorado Rockies had the #2 rated farm system in their only pennant winning 2007 season. Here’s more proof just how much having an elite farm system matters. The St. Louis Cardinals had a #5 ranked farm system in 2012 and the #1 ranked in 2013, the year that they won the pennant. The Kansas City Royals farm system was ranked #2 in 2012 and they won the pennant in 2014 and the World Series in 2015.
Are you seeing a pattern here? Having an elite top-ranked farm system is almost certain to lead to great results in the playoffs. This of course means that the Miami Marlins are in very good position to have a winning run. The Miami Marlins are looking very promising going forward. It’s time to get excited for the future!