Over at ESPN.com, minor league analyst Keith Law released his rankings of the 30 major league farm systems yesterday, with the Atlanta Braves checking in at number one and the Los Angeles Angels clocking behind the pack at 30th.
Today he kept up the momentum by releasing his Top 100 prospect list, with Los Angeles Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager checking in at number one.
Insider status is required to read both articles.
Personally I think Law is completely correct about the Angels having the weakest farm system right now. Our own analysis of the system recently was pretty bleak. We analyzed the Braves back in November but that was before the series of trades changed the picture. The Braves system will be re-analyzed when our current organization reports are complete in early March and at that time we will have a full update and rankings for all 30 teams.
Our own Minor League Ball Top 175 prospects list will be published in mid-March. I can tell you right now that, as with Keith's list, Corey Seager will be number one. Another player who will also rank very highly is Boston Red Sox right-hander Anderson Espinosa, who ranks at 38th on Keith's list. I don't know if he'll be quite that high on mine, but I share Law's opinion that Espinosa is a special talent.