Here is a look at Scouts, Inc rankings of the Major League Baseball teams, minor league systems. This is the criteria that was used in determining the rankings:
- Players who have lost their rookie eligibility don’t count for this exercise.
- Both ability and performance count when looking at individual players, and both ceiling and depth count when looking at systems.
- “time value of prospects” — the idea that a prospect’s value increases significantly as he gets closer to the big leagues. So an organization like Washington, with most of its best prospects in short-season ball in 2006, scores poorly here, because those prospects are four or five years away from the majors, and the attrition rate on those kids is going to be high.
|1. Tampa Bay Devil Rays||16. Chicago White Sox|
|2. Colorado Rockies||17. LA Dodgers|
|3. Arizona Diamondbacks||18. Houston Astros|
|4. Kansas City Royals||19. Chicago Cubs|
|5. NY Yankees||20. Pittsburgh Pirates|
|6. Cleveland Indians||21. Oakland A’s|
|7. NY Mets||22. Florida Marlins|
|8. LA Angels||23.Washington Nationals|
|9. Milwaukee Brewers||24. Toronto Blue Jays|
|10. Minnesota Twins||25. Seattle Mariners|
|11. Detroit Tigers||26. Texas Rangers|
|12. Atlanta Braves||27. San Francisco Giants|
|13. Baltimore Orioles||28. St. Louis Cardinals|
|14. Boston Red Sox||29. Philadelphia Phillies|
|15. Cincinnati Reds||30. San Diego Padres|