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2022 MLB Farm System Rankings: Ranking Every Team's Farm System After the Trade Deadline

With the MLB Trade Deadline recently ending, Jason Radowitz ranks the farm systems of each MLB team. Come find out where he put your favorite team.
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2022 MLB Farm System Rankings: Ranking Every Team's Farm System After the Trade Deadline

At the MLB Trade Deadline, many top prospects found a new home in blockbuster deals around the league. Let's take a look at which teams added depth to their farm system after the Trade Deadline.

Every MLB Team's Farm System Ahead of the 2022 MLB Deadline Rankings

1. Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles already have the best farm system in baseball. They got even better with two very nice hauls from the Twins and Astros after sending Jorge Lopez and Trey Mancini to the Twins and Astros respectively.

2. Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona's got a really good farm system, to begin with. Then they added Christian Cerda for David Peralta and got even better.

3. Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays didn't really make trades that would affect their farm system. They will stay here in the three spot.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates aren't competing this year so they were able to add Malcolm Nunez, who will be a solid prospect for the Pirates. Nothing changed here.

5. Miami Marlins

The Marlins sold some of their relievers for Jordan Groshans. It's just added depth for the Marlins. They're not moving up or down.

6. Cleveland Guardians

I like what the Guardians have right now. They didn't do much of anything at the deadline.

7. New York Yankees

I really love the Yankees farm system. But they had to trade some of their prospects away to compete for this season. That's going to hurt a bit when it comes down to it. The Yankees added Clayton Better from the Dodgers, who was the 15th prospect for the Dodgers. But the Yankees also lost seven pitching prospects and a fourth-round pick from a couple of years ago. That's going to sting. The Yankees need to win now. However, the Yankees were still able to hold onto their bigger prospects.

8. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers really didn't make any blockbuster deals this season. They added German Tapia, who could be really good in the future. That's going to help their farm if anything.

9. Washington Nationals

Clearly, the Nationals got better in the farm system. But they had to let go of Juan Soto to make it happen. Still, adding C.J. Abrams and Robert Hassell III, for example, is a major win for the farm system.

10. Cincinnati Reds

The Reds are building their farm again. They've added Victor Acosta, a great haul from the Twins for Tyler Mahle. They'll likely get a solid haul for Tommy Pham from the Red Sox and absolutely dominated with the Luis Castillo trade to the Mariners. The Reds are climbing the rankings again.

11. Texas Rangers

The Rangers have a solid farm system and didn't improve or hurt their farm at the deadline. The Rangers had a very good draft on pap

12. Detroit Tigers

The Tigers brought in some throw in's for expiring contracts. Nothing major. The Tigers still have a solid farm system.

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13. San Francisco Giants

Some analysts say that the Mets overpaid for Darin Ruf with a couple of solid prospects. So I guess the Giants are better than they were a couple of days ago in this department.

14. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox improved with their farm system. Sure, they traded Jay Groome but guy back a couple of other prospects that could be something.

15. St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals sent Malcolm Nunez away to the Pirates, but overall, got pitching depth for the big league club. Nunez isn't going to hurt this farm system when it comes to rankings.

16. Chicago Cubs

The Cubs had a major chance to get better inside the farm system but elected to not trade Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. They're going to stick around the middle of the MLB here.

17. New York Mets

The Mets didn't really send any top-tier prospects. Fans wanted more out of the Mets at the deadline but they didn't bite. They're a middle-of-the-pack type of farm system right now.

18. Kansas City Royals

The Royals parted ways with Whit Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi and brought back difference makers for the farm system. They've improved, but it's unfortunate that they had to lose such valuable players in the MLB.

19. Oakland Athletics

The A's probably could've made more moves. But they only made one move with the Yankees, sending Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino to the Yankees for a very nice haul of pitcher prospects. I like the return for the A's but that farm system still needs a lot of help.

20. Minnesota Twins

The Twins were busy at the MLB Trade Deadline. They sent a couple of solid packages of prospects for Tyler Mahle and Jorge Lopez. The farm system got worse but the MLB club clearly got better.

21. Colorado Rockies

The Rockies did nothing at the trade deadline, like always.

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22. Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays sent Max Castillo and Samad Taylor to the Royals and sent Jordan Groshans for a couple of relief arms. This won't hurt them in the long run. They paid a fair price after all.

23. Seattle Mariners

The Mariners really want to be competitive. They wanted to land Luis Castillo and paid a hefty price. But that's okay. They beat the rest of the teams with their offer and even if they did overpay, at this time, it was well worth it for that fanbase.

24. Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies aren't that great in the farm, to begin with. Then they ended up trading more of their farm to still be competitive. It is what it is.

25. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers might be in first place but they had to acknowledge how bad their farm system was. They traded Josh Hader for multiple intriguing prospects from the Padres.

26. Houston Astros

The Astros gave up some prospects to get better in their farm system. Nothing changes. They still have a bad farm.

27. Los Angeles Angels

I ranked the Angels 29th before the deadline. They added lefty Tucker Davidson from the Braves along with Mickey Moniak and Jadiel Sanchez from the Phillies. Davidson and Moniak both haven't done much in the majors. However, the Angels were able to acquire Logan O'Hoppe from the Phillies for Brandon Marsh. That was a major get. But the Angels are still weak regardless.

28. Atlanta Braves

The Braves traded some of their pitching depth in the farm away. But overall, the Braves can't really do worse than 28th.

29. San Diego Padres

The Padres were way too aggressive this season. They've been aggressive throughout the last couple of seasons but now it's boom or bust. The Padres sent away 11 young players/prospects that will ultimately kill the farm system. They're moving way down on the list now.

30. Chicago White Sox

The White Sox couldn't make any moves because their farm system stinks.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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