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Updated Farm System Rankings for Every MLB Team At the Start of 2020

Joel Reuter

The following factors helped determine the placement of players and teams in our updated MLB farm system rankings here at the start of 2020:

A tier system is used to help differentiate the varying levels of individual talent.

Teams were initially ranked based on the number of Tier 1 and Tier 2 prospects in their systems, and then the rankings were subjectively tweaked from there.

                                  

Note: A player must not have passed the rookie-eligibility limits (130 AB, 50 IP, 45 days on an active roster prior to Sept. 1) to be included in these rankings.

30. Washington Nationals

Carter Kieboom Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Carter Kieboom 22 Top 50
2. SS Luis Garcia 19 Top 100
3. RHP Jackson Rutledge 20 3
4. RHP Mason Denaburg 20 3
5. LHP Tim Cate 22 3
6. RHP Wil Crowe 25 3
7. SS Yasel Antuna 20 3
8. RHP Andry Lara 17 3
9. 3B Drew Mendoza 22 3
10. LHP Matt Cronin 22 3

         

Notes

29. Milwaukee Brewers

Devin Williams Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Brice Turang 20 2
2. LHP Ethan Small 22 2
3. C Mario Feliciano 21 2
4. LHP Aaron Ashby 21 2
5. OF Tristen Lutz 21 3
6. RHP Drew Rasmussen 24 3
7. SS Eduardo Garcia 17 3
8. RHP Zack Brown 25 3
9. LHP Antoine Kelly 20 3
10. RHP Devin Williams 19 3

              

Notes

28. Boston Red Sox

Triston Casas Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Level Tier
1. 1B/3B Triston Casas 19 Top 100
2. RHP Bryan Mata 20 2
3. 3B Bobby Dalbec 24 2
4. RHP Noah Song 22 2
5. OF Jarren Duran 23 3
6. OF Gilberto Jimenez 19 3
7. RHP Tanner Houck 23 3
8. RHP Thad Ward 22 3
9. LHP Jay Groome 21 3
10. SS Matthew Lugo 18 3

           

Notes

27. New York Mets

David Peterson Zachary Roy/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Ronny Mauricio 18 Top 100
2. C Francisco Alvarez 18 2
3. 3B Brett Baty 20 2
4. SS Andres Gimenez 21 2
5. 3B Mark Vientos 20 3
6. RHP Matthew Allan 18 3
7. LHP David Peterson 24 3
8. LHP Thomas Szapucki 23 3
9. RHP Josh Wolf 19 3
10. LHP Kevin Smith 22 3

          

Notes

26. Chicago Cubs

Nico Hoerner Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Nico Hoerner 22 Top 100
2. C Miguel Amaya 20 2
3. LHP Brailyn Marquez 20 2
4. OF Brennen Davis 20 2
5. RHP Adbert Alzolay 24 3
6. OF Cole Roederer 20 3
7. RHP Ryan Jensen 22 3
8. SS Aramis Ademan 21 3
9. 2B Chase Strumpf 21 3
10. RHP Richard Gallardo 18 3

                   

Notes

25. Los Angeles Angels

Jo Adell Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. OF Jo Adell 20 Top 25
2. OF Brandon Marsh 22 Top 100
3. OF Jordyn Adams 20 2
4. SS Jeremiah Jackson 19 2
5. RHP Chris Rodriguez 21 3
6. RHP Jose Soriano 20 3
7. OF D'Shawn Knowles 18 3
8. LHP Patrick Sandoval 23 3
9. 2B Jahmai Jones 22 3
10. LHP Hector Yan 20 3

                  

Notes

24. St. Louis Cardinals

Dylan Carlson Jason Miller/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. OF Dylan Carlson 21 Top 25
2. 3B Nolan Gorman 19 Top 100
3. C Andrew Knizner 24 2
4. C Ivan Herrera 19 2
5. LHP Zack Thompson 21 3
6. 3B Elehuris Montero 21 3
7. LHP Genesis Cabrera 23 3
8. RHP Johan Oviedo 21 3
9. OF Randy Arozarena 24 3
10. RHP Angel Rondon 22 3

           

Notes

23. Colorado Rockies

Sam Hilliard Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Brendan Rodgers 23 Top 25
2. LHP Ryan Rolison 22 Top 100
3. SS/3B Ryan Vilade 20 Top 100
4. OF Sam Hilliard 25 2
5. 1B Michael Toglia 21 3
6. 3B Colton Welker 22 3
7. SS Terrin Vavra 22 3
8. 3B Aaron Schunk 22 3
9. LHP Ben Bowden 25 3
10. 1B Grant Lavigne 20 3

                      

Notes

22. Pittsburgh Pirates

Ke'Bryan Hayes Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes 22 Top 50
2. RHP Mitch Keller 23 Top 100
3. SS Oneil Cruz 21 Top 100
4. RHP Cody Bolton 21 2
5. RHP Tahnaj Thomas 20 3
6. OF Travis Swaggerty 22 3
7. SS Ji-Hwan Bae 20 3
8. RHP Quinn Priester 19 3
9. OF Sammy Siani 20 3
10. OF Cal Mitchell 20 3

                  

Notes

21. Texas Rangers

Nick Solak Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. 3B Josh Jung 21 Top 100
2. C Sam Huff 21 Top 100
3. RHP Hans Crouse 21 2
4. 2B Nick Solak 24 2
5. OF Leody Taveras 21 2
6. 1B/3B Sherten Apostel 20 3
7. LHP Joe Palumbo 25 3
8. LHP Brock Burke 23 3
9. SS Osleivis Basabe 19 3
10. OF Steele Walker 23 3

               

Notes

20. New York Yankees

Deivi Garcia Darron Cummings/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. RHP Deivi Garcia 20 Top 100
2. RHP Luis Gil 21 Top 100
3. OF Jasson Dominguez 16 2
4. RHP Clarke Schmidt 23 2
5. RHP Roansy Contreras 20 2
6. OF Estevan Florial 22 3
7. SS Anthony Volpe 18 3
8. RHP Alexander Vizcaino 22 3
9. OF Kevin Alcantara 17 3
10. RHP Luis Medina 20 3

                 

Notes

19. Cleveland Indians

Logan Allen Tony Dejak/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. 3B Nolan Jones 21 Top 50
2. SS Tyler Freeman 20 Top 100
3. OF George Valera 19 2
4. RHP Ethan Hankins 19 2
5. C Bo Naylor 19 2
6. RHP Daniel Espino 19 3
7. RHP Triston McKenzie 22 3
8. SS Brayan Rocchio 18 3
9. LHP Logan Allen 22 3
10. 2B Aaron Bracho 18 3

             

Notes

18. Houston Astros

Jose Urquidy Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. RHP Forrest Whitley 21 Top 50
2. RHP Jose Urquidy 24 Top 50
3. RHP Cristian Javier 22 2
4. SS Freudis Nova 19 2
5. RHP Bryan Abreu 22 2
6. C Korey Lee 21 3
7. 3B Abraham Toro 23 3
8. RHP Tyler Ivey 23 3
9. SS Jeremy Pena 22 3
10. RHP Brandon Bielak 23 3

               

Notes

17. Philadelphia Phillies

Alec Bohm Tony Dejak/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. 3B Alec Bohm 23 Top 25
2. RHP Spencer Howard 23 Top 50
3. RHP Adonis Medina 23 2
4. SS Bryson Stott 22 2
5. RHP Francisco Morales 20 2
6. SS Luis Garcia 19 3
7. C Rafael Marchan 20 3
8. OF Simon Muzziotti 21 3
9. RHP Enyel De Los Santos 24 3
10. OF Mickey Moniak 21 3

            

Notes

16. Cincinnati Reds

Jonathan India Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. RHP Hunter Greene 20 Top 50
2. LHP Nick Lodolo 21 Top 100
3. 3B Jonathan India 23 Top 100
4. C Tyler Stephenson 23 2
5. RHP Tony Santillan 22 2
6. SS Jose Israel Garcia 21 3
7. OF Mike Siani 20 3
8. OF Jameson Hannah 22 3
9. 3B Tyler Callihan 19 3
10. 3B Rece Hinds 19 3

              

Notes

15. Oakland Athletics

Jesus Luzardo Ben Margot/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. LHP Jesus Luzardo 22 Top 25
2. LHP A.J. Puk 24 Top 50
3. C Sean Murphy 25 Top 50
4. SS/OF Jorge Mateo 24 2
5. SS Robert Puason 17 2
6. 3B Sheldon Neuse 25 3
7. SS Nick Allen 21 3
8. RHP Daulton Jefferies 24 3
9. OF Austin Beck 21 3
10. SS Logan Davidson 22 3

                        

Notes

14. Toronto Blue Jays

Nate Pearson Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. RHP Nate Pearson 23 Top 25
2. SS Jordan Groshans 20 Top 100
3. RHP Alek Manoah 21 Top 100
4. LHP Anthony Kay 24 Top 100
5. SS Orelvis Martinez 18 2
6. RHP Simeon Woods Richardson 19 3
7. C Gabriel Moreno 19 3
8. 3B Miguel Hiraldo 19 3
9. RHP Adam Kloffenstein 19 3
10. C Alejandro Kirk 21 3

              

Notes

13. Chicago White Sox

Luis Robert Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. OF Luis Robert 22 Top 25
2. RHP Michael Kopech 23 Top 50
3. 1B Andrew Vaughn 21 Top 50
4. 2B Nick Madrigal 22 Top 100
5. RHP Dane Dunning 25 2
6. RHP Jonathan Stiever 22 3
7. C/1B Zack Collins 24 3
8. OF Blake Rutherford 22 3
9. OF Micker Adolfo 23 3
10. RHP Matthew Thompson 19 3

                 

Notes

12. Baltimore Orioles

Adley Rutschman Nick Wass/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. C Adley Rutschman 21 Top 25
2. RHP Grayson Rodriguez 20 Top 50
3. LHP DL Hall 21 Top 50
4. 1B Ryan Mountcastle 22 Top 100
5. OF Austin Hays 24 2
6. OF Yusniel Diaz 23 2
7. RHP Michael Baumann 24 3
8. SS Gunnar Henderson 18 3
9. RHP Dean Kremer 23 3
10. LHP Keegan Akin 23 3

                

Notes

11. San Francisco Giants

Joey Bart Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. C Joey Bart 23 Top 25
2. OF Heliot Ramos 20 Top 50
3. SS Marco Luciano 18 Top 50
4. OF Hunter Bishop 21 2
5. RHP Logan Webb 23 2
6. OF Alexander Canario 19 2
7. LHP Seth Corry 21 2
8. SS Will Wilson 21 3
9. IF Mauricio Dubon 25 3
10. RHP Sean Hjelle 22 3

              

Notes

10. Kansas City Royals

Kris Bubic Tony Dejak/Associated Press

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Bobby Witt Jr. 19 Top 25
2. RHP Brady Singer 23 Top 100
3. LHP Daniel Lynch 23 Top 100
4. RHP Jackson Kowar 23 Top 100
5. OF Erick Pena 21 2
6. LHP Kris Bubic 22 2
7. OF Khalil Lee 21 2
8. OF Kyle Isbel 22 3
9. LHP Austin Cox 22 3
10. SS Brady McConnell 21 3

                

Notes

9. Miami Marlins

Sixto Sanchez Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. RHP Sixto Sanchez 21 Top 25
2. OF JJ Bleday 22 Top 50
3. OF Jesus Sanchez 22 Top 100
4. SS Jazz Chisholm 21 Top 100
5. RHP Edward Cabrera 21 2
6. OF Monte Harrison 24 2
7. LHP Braxton Garrett 22 2
8. LHP Trevor Rogers 22 3
9. 1B Lewin Diaz 23 3
10. OF Kameron Misner 21 3

                

Notes

8. Arizona Diamondbacks

Daulton Varsho Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. OF Kristian Robinson 19 Top 25
2. OF Alek Thomas 19 Top 50
3. C Daulton Varsho 23 Top 50
4. SS Geraldo Perdomo 20 Top 100
5. OF Corbin Carroll 19 2
6. 1B/OF Seth Beer 23 2
7. RHP Levi Kelly 20 2
8. RHP Matt Tabor 21 3
9. RHP J.B. Bukauskas 23 3
10. RHP Luis Frias 21 3

                 

Notes

7. Detroit Tigers

Casey Mize Mark Cunningham/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. RHP Casey Mize 22 Top 25
2. RHP Matt Manning 21 Top 25
3. OF Riley Greene 18 Top 50
4. LHP Tarik Skubal 23 Top 50
5. SS Isaac Paredes 20 2
6. RHP Alex Faedo 24 2
7. SS Willi Castro 22 2
8. C Jake Rogers 24 3
9. LHP Joey Wentz 22 3
10. RHP Franklin Perez 22 3

             

Notes

6. Minnesota Twins

Royce Lewis Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Royce Lewis 20 Top 25
2. OF Alex Kirilloff 22 Top 50
3. RHP Brusdar Graterol 21 Top 100
4. RHP Jordan Balazovic 21 Top 100
5. OF Trevor Larnach 22 Top 100
6. RHP Jhoan Duran 21 Top 100
7. OF Brent Rooker 25 2
8. 3B Keoni Cavaco 18 3
9. C Ryan Jeffers 22 3
10. RHP Blayne Enlow 20 3

          

Notes

5. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Gavin Lux 22 Top 25
2. RHP Dustin May 22 Top 25
3. RHP Josiah Gray 22 Top 100
4. SS Jeter Downs 21 Top 100
5. C Keibert Ruiz 21 Top 100
6. RHP Tony Gonsolin 25 Top 100
7. 3B Kody Hoese 22 2
8. C Diego Cartaya 18 3
9. 2B Michael Busch 22 3
10. RHP Ryan Pepiot 22 3

                     

Notes

4. Seattle Mariners

Jarred Kelenic Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. OF Jarred Kelenic 20 Top 25
2. OF Julio Rodriguez 19 Top 25
3. RHP Logan Gilbert 22 Top 50
4. 1B Evan White 23 Top 100
5. SS Noelvi Marte 17 Top 100
6. RHP Justin Dunn 24 Top 100
7. OF Kyle Lewis 24 2
8. LHP Justus Sheffield 23 2
9. RHP George Kirby 21 3
10. C Cal Raleigh 23 3

                  

Notes

3. Atlanta Braves

Cristian Pache Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. OF Cristian Pache 21 Top 25
2. RHP Ian Anderson 21 Top 25
3. OF Drew Waters 21 Top 50
4. RHP Kyle Wright 24 Top 100
5. LHP Kyle Muller 22 Top 100
6. RHP Bryse Wilson 22 Top 100
7. C William Contreras 22 2
8. C Shea Langeliers 22 2
9. SS Braden Shewmake 22 3
10. LHP Tucker Davidson 23 3

                     

Notes

2. San Diego Padres

MacKenzie Gore John E. Moore III/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. LHP MacKenzie Gore 20 Top 25
2. RHP Luis Patino 20 Top 25
3. OF Taylor Trammell 22 Top 50
4. SS CJ Abrams 19 Top 50
5. C Luis Campusano 21 Top 100
6. LHP Adrian Morejon 20 Top 100
7. LHP Ryan Weathers 20 2
8. RHP Michel Baez 23 2
9. 2B/SS Owen Miller 23 2
10. SS Gabriel Arias 19 3

                

Notes

1. Tampa Bay Rays

Wander Franco Jason Miller/Getty Images

Top 10 Prospects

Name Age Tier
1. SS Wander Franco 18 Top 25
2. LHP/DH Brendan McKay 24 Top 25
3. LHP Matthew Liberatore 20 Top 50
4. LHP Shane McClanahan 22 Top 100
5. 2B Vidal Brujan 21 Top 100
6. 2B Xavier Edwards 20 Top 100
7. RHP Shane Baz 20 Top 100
8. RHP Joe Ryan 23 Top 100
9. SS Greg Jones 21 2
10. C Ronaldo Hernandez 22 2

                    

Notes

            

All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, unless otherwise noted.

   
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