The Philadelphia Phillies Farm System is the 8th best minor league system in all of baseball. Headlined by (2) Tier 1 and (2) Tier 2 prospects along with one of the strongest off-seasons in recent memory, the future is bright in Philly and their fan base has hope again. (PS – I started writing this before the JT Realmuto trade and Sixto Sanchez was the Phillies top prospect at that time. If you would like to read about Sixto Sanchez, and you should, he is the last prospect on this list).
The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have 4 of their top prospects firmly solidified in MLB’s Top 100 Prospects List. The Dodgers farm system ranks as the 8th best in baseball, with at least 4 of their top prospects having the potential to make an impact in 2019. With a deep minor league bench, this team is stacked and should be competitive for years to come.
The Tampa Bay Rays have developed an impressive Minor league system. They are currently ranked the #4 best farm team in baseball, with their Top 6 Prospects all solidified in MLB’s Top 100 Prospect List. While they have efficiently developed their homegrown talent, they have done equally as well among their international signings. The Rays are on the rise and they have established themselves as contenders for years to come.
The Minnesota Twins have drafted well and it shows. Coming into 2019, the Twins Minor League system ranks as the 6th best farm system in baseball and is headlined by three Tier 1 Prospects who are destined to take the league by storm. The Twins have a bright outlook and their homegrown talent may put them in contention sooner than expected.
We always talk about how deep the Outfield is, but if you were to construct your outfield from just this list of 25 players, you would be in great shape. With the exception of a few, there are at least 8 of the first 12 players on this list that have tremendous upside and could far exceed their draft value. And 11 of the 12 can be had outside the Top 100. There is tremendous value in the later rounds for the Outfield Position this year and you may not have to pay up for a stud: Continue reading →
The Outfield position has always been deep and 2019 is no different. With five players being drafted in the 1st round, there is elite upside available with the first 15 outfielders off the board. This is one of the only positions that will not penalize you by reaching for an early pick because you have 2-5 more chances to get your starting lineup straight. No matter how you spin it, it’s deep. Continue reading →
Two things about Manny Ramirez have always surprised me: that he has never won an MVP award and that he was not a First Ballot Hall of Famer. This is Manny’s 3rd year on the Ballot and he is only tracking 24.9% of the vote while needing 75% to be inducted. Continue reading →