MLB's farm ranking for the Miami Marlins is here!
By Neil Raymond
The Miami Marlins have an elite prospect in Eury Perez, who had some intriguing results so far in Spring Training. He is also clearly better than our rivals' top prospects. MLB has now released a list of top farm systems in the game and we can see if The Fish are high up in the rankings....or not. Let's take a look at the list...
The Miami Marlins have a new preseason ranking on MLB.com.
The Baltimore Orioles are #1 on the top farms list as they try to break through in the hard and very competitive AL East. Despite the fact that top prospects SS/3B Gunnar Henderson and SP Grayson Rodriguez are expected to be promoted early, they have a deep farm. The Los Angeles Dodgers are #2 with a loaded farm that seems unfair considering they're such big spenders. LA's division rivals the Arizona Diamondbacks are #3 for the first time ever. The Cleveland Guardians are #4 with pitchers such as Paolo Espino and C Bo Naylor on the verge of the Mjaors.
Led by SS's Noelvi Cruz and Elly De La Cruz, the Cincinnati Reds are #5 on the list. The Tampa Bay Rays are #6 continuously developing useful players. The Texas Rangers are #7 with their deepest pitching class ever. The Pittsburgh Pirates are #8 as they continue to try to build their next winning team. The St. Louis Cardinals are #9 though with top prospect OF Jordan Walker likely called up soon, that may change. The Wwashington Nationals are #10 with an improving farm.
The New York Mets are #11, though top two 3B Brett Baty and C Francisco Alvarez are about to be promoted this season so the rating might go down. The Chicago Cubs are #12. The New York Yankees are #13 but with SS's Anthony Volpe and Oswaldo Peraza already ready, they might fall on the list. The Colorado Rockies are #14. The Milwaukee Brewers are #15 with an OF heavy top of the farm. The Boston Red Sox are #16. The San Francisco Giants are #17.
The Miami Marlins are #18, which is a steep fall from a top 5 ranking just a year ago. 3B Jacob Berry's recent struggles and SP Max Meyer's TJS are big reasons for that. I'm very concerned about this and hope that Kim Ng's performance in the 2023 draft will be very good.
Rounding out the list: Minnesota Twins (#19), Toronto Blue Jays (#20), Philadelphia Phillies (#21), Oakland Athletics (#22), San Diego Padres (#23), Seattle Mariners (#24), Detroit Tigers (#25), Chicago White Sox (#26), Houston Astros (#27), Los Angeles Angels (#28), Kansas City Royals (#29) and the Atlanta Braves (#30).