Ranking all 30 MLB Farm Systems by MLB Pipeline FV’s3 min read

Ranking all 30 MLB Farm Systems by MLB Pipeline FV’s<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">3</span> min read</span>

The wonderful MLB pipeline crew re-ranked their top 100 prospects and each team’s top 30 just yesterday. In their overview article they mentioned how they rank the systems based on the number of top 100 guys they have (100 points given to Yoan Moncada (#1), 99 to Amed Roasrio (#2), and so on until #100). While this gives an interesting look at comparing the farm systems, it only gives credence to the top of these teams systems, and doesn’t look at the system as a whole. My arbitrary opinion of the top 30 is worthless, I’m no prospect evaluator, so I decided to put math to use a figure out a top 30 rankings. Using each team’s recently revamped top 30 and their individual FV (20-80) scale, I ranked all the systems by the combined FV of their top 30 (65 for Yoan Moncada for example).

The system is by no means perfect, it gives extra value to deep systems, even though most evaluators would prefer the systems by the star power at the top. In this vain, it also doesn’t distinguish a difference between a 65 and a 60 (Yoan Moncada to Michael Kopech) and a 45 to a 40 (Two guys you probably wouldn’t know). And, it doesn’t distinguish between the top rated at a certain grade (Willy Adames #18 is a 55 FV, so are some non top 100 guys). However, its one of the only simple mathematical ways to establish a pecking order to these systems. Plus, it’s not like these top 100 rankings are an exact science, so a little lack of accuracy is expected anyways.

**TIEBREAKER GOES TO TEAM WITH BETTER #1 PROSPECT**

  1. New York Yankees (1485 points)
    1. 1 65 FV (Gleyber Torres)
    2. 5 55 FV
    3. 13 50 FV
    4. 11 45 FV
  2. *Chicago White Sox (1475 points)
    1. 1 65 FV (Yoan Moncada)
    2. 2 60 FV (Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech)
    3. 5 55 FV
    4. 10 50 FV
    5. 12 45 FV
  3. *San Diego Padres (1475 points)
    1. 6 55 FV
    2. 3 50 FV
    3. 11 45 FV
  4. *Atlanta Braves (1470 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Ronald Acuna)
    2. 8 55 FV
    3. 5 50 FV
    4. 16 45 FV
  5. *Milwaukee Brewers (1470 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Lewis Brinson)
    2. 5  55FV
    3. 11 50 FV
    4. 13 45 FV
  6. Philadelphia Phillies (1465 points)
    1. 7 55 FV
    2. 9 50 FV
    3. 14 45 FV
  7. Tampa Bay Rays (1460 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Brent Honeywell)
    2. 6 55 FV
    3. 7 50 FV
    4. 16 45 FV
  8. *Cincinnati Reds (1455 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Nick Senzel)
    2. 4 55 FV
    3. 10 50 FV
    4. 15 45 FV
  9. *Los Angeles Dodgers (1455 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Walker Buehler)
    2. 5 55 FV
    3. 8 50 FV
    4. 16 45 FV
  10. Oakland Athletics (1450 points)
    1. 3 55 FV
    2. 14 50 FV
    3. 13 45 FV
  11. *Toronto Blue Jays (1445 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Vlad Guerrero Jr)
    2. 2 55 FV
    3. 12 50 FV
    4. 15 45 FV
  12. *Houston Astros (1445 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Kyle Tucker)
    2. 4 55 FV
    3. 8 50 FV
    4. 17 45 FV
  13. *St. Louis Cardinals (1445 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Alex Reyes)
    2. 5 55 FV
    3. 6 50 FV
    4. 18 45 FV
  14. Minnesota Twins (1440 points)
    1. 4 55 FV
    2. 10 50 FV
    3. 16 45 FV
  15. Cleveland Indians (1430 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Francisco Mejia)
    2. 1 55 FV
    3. 11 50 FV
    4. 17 45 FV
  16. Pittsburgh Pirates (1420 points)
    1. 3 55 FV
    2. 8 50 FV
    3. 19 45 FV
  17. *New York Mets (1415 points)
    1. 1 65 FV (Amed Rosario)
    2. 1 55 FV
    3. 7 50 FV
    4. 21 45 FV
  18. *Washington Nationals (1415 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Victor Robles)
    2. 2 55 FV
    3. 6 50 FV
    4. 21 45 FV
  19. *Boston Red Sox (1410 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Rafael Devers)
    2. 1 55 FV
    3. 7 50 FV
    4. 21 45 FV
  20. *Colorado Rockies (1410 points)
    1. 1 60 FV (Brendan Rodgers)
    2. 2 55 FV
    3. 5 50 FV
    4. 22 45 FV
  21. *Texas Rangers (1410 points)
    1. 1 55 FV
    2. 10 50 FV
    3. 19 45 FV
  22. Chicago Cubs (1400 points)
    1. 1 55 FV
    2. 8 50 FV
    3. 21 45 FV
  23. Detroit Tigers (1395 points)
    1. 3 55 FV
    2. 3 50 FV
    3. 24 45 FV
  24. *Baltimore Orioles (1390 points)
    1. 2 55 FV
    2. 6 50 FV
    3. 20 45 FV
    4. 2 40 FV
  25. *Miami Marlins (1390 points)
    1. 8 50 FV
    2. 22 45 FV
  26. *Seattle Mariners (1385 points)
    1. 1 55 FV
    2. 7 50 FV
    3. 20 45 FV
    4. 2 40 FV
  27. *San Francisco Giants (1385 points)
    1. 1 55 FV
    2. 6 50 FV
    3. 22 45 FV
    4. 1 40 FV
  28. Arizona Diamondbacks (1380 points)
    1. 1 55 FV
    2. 4 50 FV
    3. 25 45 FV
  29. Los Angeles Angels (1375 points)
    1. 6 50 FV
    2. 23 45 FV
    3. 1 40 FV
  30. Kansas City Royals (1365 points)
    1. 3 50 FV
    2. 27 45 FV

 

I will non-impart my worthless opinion and add my feel on what the rankings really are, considering these figures and the actual rankings of all the prospects

  1. Atlanta Braves
  2. Chicago White Sox
  3. San Diego Padres
  4. New York Yankees
  5. Tampa Bay Rays
  6. Los Angeles Dodgers
  7. Philadelphia Phillies
  8. Milwaukee Brewers
  9. Cincinnati Reds
  10. Houston Astros
  11. St. Louis Cardinals
  12. Toronto Blue Jays
  13. Washington Nationals
  14. Cleveland Indians
  15. New York Mets
  16. Minnesota Twins
  17. Oakland A’s
  18. Pittsburgh Pirates
  19. Boston Red Sox
  20. Colorado Rockies
  21. Chicago Cubs
  22. Detroit Tigers
  23. Texas Rangers
  24. Baltimore Orioles
  25. Arizona Diamondbacks
  26. Seattle Mariners
  27. Miami Marlins
  28. Los Angeles Angels
  29. San Francisco Giants
  30. Kansas City Royals

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