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MLB Farm System Rankings 2022: Ranking Each of the 30 Teams After the 2022 Trade Deadline

MLB farm system rankings. Where does your favorite team rank among the top 30 farm systems in Major League Baseball? Find out here as Jason Radowitz ranks them all after the 2022 trade deadline.
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MLB Farm System Rankings 2022: Ranking Each of the 30 Teams After the 2022 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

Top 5 Prospects

1. Gunner Henderson, 3B

2. Grayson Rodriguez, SP

3. Jackson Holiday, SS

4. DL Hall, SP

5. Colton Cowser, CF

The Orioles currently have six players on the MLB Top 100 list after drafting Jackson Holliday first overall in the most recent MLB Draft, We won't see Holliday up soon but Grayson Rodriguez and DL Hall could be up as soon as this year. The Orioles are starting to play competitively in the MLB and have so many players that can contribute to their success in the near future.

2. Arizona Diamondbacks

Top 5 Prospects

1. Corbin Carroll, CF

2. Dru Jones, CF

3. Jordan Lawlar, SS

4. Dray Jameson, SP

5. Brandon Pfaadt, SP

Arizona currently has five players in the MLB Top 100. Currently, Corbin Carroll is in Triple-A and should see his first MLB action next season along with Drey Jameson and Brandon Pfaadt. Carroll is your normal lead-off hitter that can really set the tone for an offense. The Diamondbacks could really use one of those. Help is on the way for the Arizona Diamondbacks. There's plenty of intriguing talent in the Arizona system.

3. Tampa Bay Rays

Top 5 Prospects

1. Shane Baz, SP

2. Curtis Mead, LF

3. Greg Jones, CF

4. Xavier Edwards, 2B

5. Heriberto Hernandez, LF

I'm still very high on Tampa Bay's farm system. Shane Baz is still considered to be a prospect, so he's definitely helping out this system with these rankings. Baz is an MLB-ready prospect who, when healthy, will get another shot on the big league mound. The rest of their top prospects should be up in 2023. So while the Rays have struggled a little bit recently, there's a lot of really good young talent ready to take over in Tampa Bay.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

Top 5 Prospects

1. Henry Davis, C

2. Termarr Johnson, 2B

3. Liover Peguero, SS

4. Quinn Priester, SP

5. Nick Gonzales, 2B

When you're so bad for so long, you're going to be able to draft at the top of the MLB Draft every single season. The Pirates have benefitted from this and will likely get some help from Liover Peguero and Nick Gonzales next season. Henry Davis, one of the best young prospects, is a catcher that should make his debut in a couple of years. The Pirates have plenty of talent that will help them eventually. Unless the Pirates make more mistakes with their club. That's also possible.

5. Miami Marlins

Top 5 Prospects

1. Eury Perez, SP

2. Jose Sales, SS

3. Edwards Cabrera, SP

4. Jacob Berry, DH

5. Jake Eder, SIRP The Marlins added a top-five prospect to their farm system with the addition of Jacob Berry. You don't see Max Meyer on this list because he's now the sixth-best prospect on the Marlins due to his injury and status. But overall, the Marlins rarely disappoint with their pitching prospects. Edward Cabrera is going to make noise in the MLB in the second half of 2022.

6. Cleveland Guardians

Top 5 Prospects

1. Daniel Espino, SP

2. Bryan Rocchio, SS

3. Bo Naylor, C

4. Nolan Jones, RF

5. Logan Allen, SP The Guardians have been hard to figure out when it comes to their prospects. Espino, Rocchio, and Naylor could see time in the majors next season. Meanwhile, Nolan Jones is already in the majors and Logan Allen has seen time in the majors dating back to last season. However, those two really haven't exploded on the scene as the Guardians had hoped for. The Guardians' top prospects are all nearly MLB-ready. That's why they're high on this list.

7. New York Yankees

Top 5 Prospects

1. Anthony Volpe, 2B

2. Oswald Peraza, SS

3. Jasson Dominguez, CF

4. Yoendrys Gomez, SP

5. Everson Pereira, CF The Yankees, on the other hand, aren't going to be getting much help from their top prospects. Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez are a couple of years away from wearing pinstripes. However, Oswald Peraza has been a stud in the minors and could be the missing piece to the Yankees' puzzle this season. Let's see if the Yankees can call him up before the season concludes.

8. Los Angeles Dodgers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Diego Cartaya, C

2. Bobby Miller, SP

3. Michael Busch, 2B

4. Andy Pages, CF

5. Ryan Pepiot If Ryan Pepiot is your number five best prospect, you probably have a really good farm system. The Dodgers have used Pepiot a ton this season, as he's made countless spot starts for injured starters on the Dodgers. Bobby Miller could also get an opportunity if something else happens to a pitcher. While Cartaya won't be up next year, the Dodgers are expecting Michael Busch and Andy Pages to make their way to the big leagues.

9. Washington Nationals

Top 5 Prospects

1. C.J. Abrams, 2B

2. Cade Cavalli, SP

3. Robert Hassell III, RF

4. James Wood, CF

5. Cole Henry, SP The Nationals certainly got better at the trade deadline. Their top prospects are improved with those former Padres. Elijah Green, the first draft pick by the Nationals in the most recent MLB draft is now the 8th best prospect on the Nationals. The Nationals are really starting to load up their farm system now that they traded away all of their stars after winning a World Series.

10. Cincinnati Reds

Top 5 Prospects

1. Noelvi Marte, SS

2. Nick Lodolo, SP

3. Elly De La Cruz

4. Brandon Williamson, SP

5. Allan Cerda, RF The Reds, like the Nationals, have added major depth to their farm system. Noelvi Marte became their best prospect after trading away Luis Castillo to the Mariners. So while there's plenty of depth, the Reds were pretty bad with their farm system before the trade deadline. They're a top 10 system now but not close to the top of the rankings.

11. Texas Rangers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Josh Jung, 3B

2. Jack Leiter, SP

3. Cole Winn, SP

4. Ezequiel Duran, 3B

5. Owen White, SP

The Rangers have so much talent that will be major league ready by the middle of next season. All of those guys mentioned above could be in a major league uniform before 2023 ends. Let's also not forget Brock Porter and Kumar Rocker, who are other starters that the Rangers brought in during the most recent draft. The Rangers have a ton of starting pitching now and have guys ready to contribute to a below-average team. That's a plus for the Rangers.

12. Detroit Tigers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Jackson Jobe, SP

2. Dillon Dingler, C

3. Peyton Graham, SS

4. Christian Santana, SS

5. Resse Olson, SP

The Tigers notably had many prospects ready to contribute this season. Guys like Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson. However, the Tigers aren't getting much out of those two. It makes you wonder if Detroit is failing with their development of players. Anyway, the Tigers have been bad for plenty of years and always get to choose some high-level prospects in the MLB Draft. However, again, those players just don't seem to develop at the major league level. They have an average farm system.

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13. San Francisco Giants

Top 5 Prospects

1. Marco Luciano, SS

2. Kyle Harrison, SP

3. Luis Matos, CF

4. Aeverson Arteaga, SS

5. Gregory Santos, SIRP The Giants have three really good prospects between Luciano, Harrison, and Matos. But then the depth really starts to fall off. The Giants are a .500 team this year and didn't sell off their roster to boost their farm. I feel like they lost out on a big chance to become a top-10 farm system. Oh well.

14. Boston Red Sox

Top 5 Prospects

1. Triston Casas, 1B

2. Marcelo Mayer, SS

3. Brayan Bello, SP

4. Nick Yorke, 2B

5. Wikelman Gonzalez, SP We already saw Brayan Bello pitch in the majors. He had his ups and downs but did show some potential before getting injured. It's also likely that we will see Triston Casas in the major leagues next season, full-time. The Red Sox absolutely boosted their farm system at the trade deadline. At this point, they're an average farm system with plenty of potential.

15. St. Louis Cardinals

Top 5 Prospects

1. Jordan Walker, 3B

2. Ivan Herrera, C

3. Matthew Liberatore, SP

4. Masyn Winn, SS

5. Gordan Graceffo The Cardinals are developing Jordan Walker, but he surely won't be playing third base with the Cardinals any time soon. Still, St. Louis has five players in the MLB Top 100 and all estimated time of arrivals are scattered around, which isn't a bad thing. I think the best thing for the Cardinals is having Ivan Herrera available for next year to catch once Yadier Molina retires. St. Louis played that perfectly.

16. Chicago Cubs

Top 5 Prospects

1. Brennen Davis, RF

2. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF

3. Kevin Alcantara, CF

4. Cristian Hernandez, SS

5. Owen Caissie, LF

Imagine if the Cubs actually develop their top five prospects. The outfield would be absolutely nuts. By 2025, we could see an outfield of Brennen Davis, Pete Crow-Armstrong and Owen Caissie. That would be something. But overall, the Cubs will want more help from other positions as well.

17. New York Mets

Top 5 Prospects

1. Francisco Alvarez, C

2. Brett Baty, 3B

3. Ronny Mauricio, SS

4. Alex Ramirez, CF

5. Kevin Parada, LF

New York didn't really do anything major during the trade deadline and kept their top prospects. It's paying off as the Mets continue to win games and have a farm system that is starting to really develop. Don't be surprised when the Mets are a top 10 farm system next season.

18. Kansas City Royals

Top 5 Prospects

1. Nick Pratto, 1B

2. Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B

3. Alec Marsh, SP

4. Nick Loftin, CF

5. Gavin Cross, CF

Kansas City has already called up Nick Pratto and Vinnie Pasquantino to their big league roster. Eventually, those guys won't qualify for this list anymore. The Royals have a ton of young talent on the major league team and once they can add the rest of the developing farm system to the major league squad, Kansas City might actually put together a winning team.

19. Oakland Athletics

Top 5 Prospects

1. Ken Waldichuk, SP

2. Tyler Soderstorm, 1B

3. Shea Langeliers, C

4. Luis Medina, MIRP

5. Zack Gelof, 3B

The Athletics got their top prospect in a trade with the Yankees that sent Frankie Montas away. That was a smart deal for the Athletics. Montas wasn't going to help the Athletics get anywhere during the remainder of his contract. In turn, Oakland received their number one prospect. Good work Oakland. But there's still plenty of more work to go.

20. Minnesota Twins

Top 5 Prospects

1. Brooks Lee, SS

2. Royce Lewis, SS

3. Josh Winder, SP

4. Austin Martin, CF

5. Jhoan Duran, SP

Most of the Twins' top prospects are about to be ready to play in the majors. Brooks Lee was a great draft pick for the Twins out of Cal Poly. He ultimately could've been the first overall pick and was probably the best college player in last year's season. Lewis, Winder, and Duran have all seen the major leagues already. Austin Martin is close. But the rest of the depth for Minnesota is so-so.

21. Colorado Rockies

Top 5 Prospects

1. Ezequiel Tovar, SS

2. Drew Romo, C

3. Zac Veen, RF

4. Jordy Vargas, SP

5. Adael Amador, SS

Colorado has just three players on the MLB Top 100 list. Most of their prospects are still in the developmental phase. The Rockies could end up gaining ground if those prospects continue to improve, but for now, the Rockies won't have any major prospects come up to their team for another year or two. That's not good.

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22. Toronto Blue Jays

Top 5 Prospects

1. Gabriel Moreno, C

2. Orelvis Martinez, 3B

3. Ricky Tiedemann, SP

4. Brandon Barriera, SP

5. Leo Jimenez, SS

The Blue Jays have Gabriel Moreno ready to play catcher in triple-A. They also have Orelvis Martinez. After those two players, their next two best prospects are years away from playing at the major league level.

23. Seattle Mariners

Top 5 Prospects

1. Matt Brash, SP

2. Harry Ford, C

3. Cole Young, SS

4. Taylor Dollard, SP

5. Emerson Hancock, SP

Matt Brash is currently the only player on the Top 100 list via MLB. And Brash has already made it into the major leagues. So now what? I guess the Mariners will have to wait patiently for Henry Ford and Cole Young to make their debuts a few years from now.

24. Philadelphia Phillies

Top 5 Prospects

1. Mick Abel, SP

2. Andrew Painter, SP

3. Johan Rojas, CF

4. Justin Crawford, CF

5. Ethan Wilson, LF

Other than Mick Abel, the Phillies lack high-level prospects. Justin Crawford will likely rise in these rankings but he's years away from his MLB debut. Johan Rojas could see playing time next season for the Phillies, especially in center field, where the Phillies haven't had much success.

25. Milwaukee Brewers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Jackson Chourio, CF

2. Joey Wiemer, RF

3. Sal Frelick, CF

4. Garrett Mitchell, CF

5. Brice Turang, SS

The Brewers have a couple of high-level prospects with Chourio and Wiemer but even Milwaukee knew that they needed more prospects in their farm system as they traded away Josh Hadar and had other players on the block as well. Milwaukee's still got a weak system.

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26. Houston Astros

Top 5 Prospects

1. Hunter Brown, SIRP

2. Colin Barber, CF

3. Yainer Diaz, C

4. Korey Lee, C

5. Drew Gilbert, CF

The Astros only have one player in the Top 100 on the MLB prospect list. Drew Gilbert could be a stud in the near future, but he's years away from playing in the MLB. Houston will need to be patient but as long as they keep putting out winners at the MLB level, who cares about their prospects?

27. Los Angeles Angels

Top 5 Prospects

1. Logan O'Hoppe, C

2. Zach Neto, 2B

3. Chase Silseth, SP

4. Sam Bachman, SIRP

5. Arol Vera, SS

The Angels drafted Zach Neto in the MLB Draft and he quickly went to the number two spot in their top prospect rankings. It shows just how limited the Angels are in the minors right now. I guess they should just trade Shohei Ohtani to build this system back up.

28. Atlanta Braves

Top 5 Prospects

1. Vaughn Grissom, SS

2. Jared Shuster, SP

3. Kyle Muller, SIRP

4. Owen Murphy, SP

5. JR Ritchie, SP

Vaughn Grissom is currently in the MLB and just hit his first major league home run. So once he leaves this system, things could get ugly. Owen Murphy and JR Ritchie were drafted this year. Think about how bad this system has to be for two players to already be in their Top 5.

29. San Diego Padres

Top 5 Prospects

1. Luis Campusano, C

2. Dylan Lesko, SP

3. Jackson Merrill, SS

4. Samuel Zavala, RF

5. Steven Wilson, SIRP

The Padres care about winning now. They just traded for Juan Soto, Brandon Drury and Josh Bell and tried to bring in even more talent. They're not worried about their farm system. So it is what it is!

30. Chicago White Sox

Top 5 Prospects

1. Colson Montgomery, 3B

2. Bryan Ramos, 3B

3. Lenyn Sosa, 2B

4. Jose Rodriguez, SS

5. Oscar Colas, RF

The White Sox have a worse farm system than the Padres after the Padres traded away all of their prospects. A lot of their top prospects will be ready to contribute by next year, however, so maybe the White Sox can get some help moving forward.

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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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