The List: Rangers, Diamondbacks Lead Way In Producing Big Leaguers | Baseball America
One way to determine the success of a farm system is to see how well they produce major league players. What Baseball America has done here is to count all the players on Opening Day rosters and how many were drafted and signed by each organization. It’s sort of a blunt instrument—superstars count the same as a fringe reliever—but it is still helpful in painting the picture of which teams are able to find and develop quality players. The Rockies came in ninth in drafting and developing major leaguers, while they were tied for 13th in international signees.
Top 10 Teams Overflowing With Young Talent | Baseball America
As a brief supplement to their farm system rankings, BA listed teams based on their assets at the major league level as well. The Rockies came in at eighth overall after finishing tenth in the publication’s farm rankings on the back of a young core that includes Trevor Story (24 years old), Jon Gray (25), and David Dahl (23). Though, they don’t mention the Rockies’ best player.
Speaking of young talent, BSN has come to the conclusion of their Top 25 Under 25 list, using similar criteria as the BA list. BSN didn’t make the same mistake Baseball America did, as they placed 25-year-old Nolan Arenado at the top of the list. They have the full list, though Miguel Castro, who came in at No. 16, has since been DFA’d.
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