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Farm System Rankings - Keith Law


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#1 Far from home

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

He rates the Astros number one, and the O's number 10. I'm surprised they are this high, but apparently the upper level talent really pushes them up the rankings.


"Very top-heavy, but a strong front five, all on the top 100, due in no small part to a string of four straight solid first-round picks since the Matt Hobgood fiasco. (Hobgood, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 draft, has a 5.05 ERA in his career and hasn't made it past Class A.)

Their depth is improving, though it's still behind where it'll need to be to keep the club competitive in the AL East, and more investment in intriguing international amateurs like Olelky Peralta will help bolster the system."



The one thing I've been happy about with DD is the continued commitment to bringing in players from all sources. I think this will really set the foundation for the O's in the long run.

Edited by Far from home, 28 January 2014 - 09:35 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

Get back to me when any minor league pitcher they develop makes an impact where it counts, Keith. Ho-hum.
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#3 Mr. Buzzcut

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

I believe Baseball America's 2014 rankings come out soon.

 

The O's were 17th last year and I don't see how they could be higher this year.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:51 PM

Get back to me when any minor league pitcher they develop makes an impact where it counts, Keith. Ho-hum.

The league leader in saves in 2012 and 2013 strikes me as an impact



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:17 AM

The league leader in saves in 2012 and 2013 strikes me as an impact


You're right. The one thing they're good at is turning starting pitching prospects into serviceable relievers. Maybe we'll get a long relief guy out of the group of top 100 guys Law mentioned. Boy that'd be swell!
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