Miami Marlins: Farm System rankings part 1
By Neil Raymond
MLB released updated farm system rankings today and it’s exciting to see how it affects our Miami Marlins. We already looked at top prospects earlier and I analyzed the state of our farm system as well. Let’s see how the new list looks like and how it affects The Fish from now on.
How do the Miami Marlins rank among other farm systems?
Let’s start with #30… the Los Angeles Angels. The franchise is being run horribly, with their farm system not only falling from #21 in 2020 to #30, but the team constantly missing the playoffs and failing at fixing the team. The Houston Astros are #29 (remarkably since 2020) so it’s up to their current core to keep them winning. The San Diego Padres fell to #28 from #3 in 2020, due to all of their trades, so they better hope that they can win with their current core. I question that and that’s good for the Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins’ division rivals the Atlanta Braves are #27, and fell hard from #15 in 2020. Once again it’s about winning with their current core. The Chicago White Sox are #26, so that’s an improvement over their #30 ranking in pre-season, but still keeps them at the bottom of the rankings. Our rivals the Philadelphia Phillies stay in the 20’s with their #25 rating. The Seattle Mariners are #24 and out of the top 5, where they peaked at #2 in pre-season. They’re another team that can’t rely on the farm too much anymore.
The Minnesota Twins are #23, dropping from their peak #12 spot in 2020. Their AL Central rivals the Detroit Tigers suffered a steep fall too, dropping from a top 5 farm (since 2020) to #22 and looking worse as their rebuild is clearly not succeeding as well as they hoped. Their rivals the Kansas City Royals dropped from #8 pre-season to #21 due to prospect call-ups. The Toronto Blue Jays are #20, which is below average and means that they must rely on their already graduates core the most. The Milwaukee Brewers improved to #19 (from #25 pre-season), which is a step up for the Brew Crew. I’ll close out part 1 with the San Francisco Giants, who fell from #11 pre-season to #18 with multiple prospects regressing.
Part 2 is coming up later today and will include the Miami Marlins.