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2022 MLB Farm System Rankings: An Updated Look at Each Team's Farm System

Jason Radowitz is here breaking down the top five prospects of each MLB farm system. Come find out his top five in each farm, as well as an analysis for each team.
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MLB Farm System Rankings 2022: Ranking Each of the 30 Teams After the 2022 Deadline

We released our farm system rankings a couple of weeks ago. But things have changed since then. Here's an updated version of our 2022 MLB Farm System Rankings.

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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. Colton Cowser, CF

5. Jordan Westburg, INF

The Orioles still have six players on the MLB Top 100 list, including this year's first overall pick, Jackson Holliday. We won't see Holliday anytime but there are rumors that the Orioles could eventually call up Grayson Rodriguez along with Gunner Henderson as they did with DL Hall. The Orioles are already competitive. Now, wait until these guys are in the Majors.

2. Arizona Diamondbacks

Top 5 Prospects

1. Corbin Carroll, CF

2. Dru Jones, CF

3. Jordan Lawlar, SS

4. Brandon Pfaadt, SP

5. Blake Walston, LHP

I wouldn't say Arizona has the deepest farm system, but they've got three potential game changers that could make the Diamondbacks relevant again. That means more to me than any depth. Sometimes great depth doesn't really translate to better performance at the MLB level. Yes, you get more trade chips, but usually, those trade chips are used for rentals anyway. Corbin Carroll, Dru Jones, and Jordan Lawlar are the future of this program.

3. Los Angeles Dodgers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Diego Cartaya, C

2. Bobby Miller, SP

3. Miguel Vargas

4. Michael Busch, 2B

5. Andy Pages, CF The Dodgers have six players in the top 100 MLB prospects including Gavin Stone, who is not shown at the top. Pepiot has had success at the major league level for the Dodgers. This team continues to develop talent well. Mix that with their ability to spend and that's why the Dodgers are always at the top of the standings.

4. Cleveland Guardians

Top 5 Prospects

1. Daniel Espino, SP

2. George Valera, OF

3. Gavin Williams, RHP

4. Bryan Rocchio, SS

5. Bo Naylor, C The Guardians have 13 of their top 15 prospects in at least Double-A. We're going to see a bunch of great young players to help build around Jose Ramirez and Shane Bieber.

5. Cincinnati Reds

Top 5 Prospects

1. Noelvi Marte, SS

2. Elly De La Cruz

3. Edwin Arroyo, SS

4. Cam Collier, 3B

5.Matt McLain, SS The Reds traded Luis Castillo away but brought back their top prospect in Noelvi Marte. He's now the best prospect in their system. Eight of their top 15 prospects came in trades. So I'd say the rebuilding process is working out over the last couple of seasons. Hopefully, these prospects can give Reds fans a reason to get excited.

6 Texas Rangers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Josh Jung, 3B

2. Jack Leiter, SP

3. Evan Carter, OF

4. Justin Foscue, RHP

5. Owen White, SP

The Rangers could have an exciting starting rotation sooner rather than later. Leiter, Winn, and White are in the top five prospects for the Rangers. But don't forget about Brock Porter and Kumar Rocker. Remember when the Mets had a full starting rotation of young players built up from their system? The Rangers can do that pretty soon. This is intriguing.

7. 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

The Pirates always get to draft the best players because they're always so bad. Of course, their farm system is going to be in the Top-10. But not it's time to develop this talent and put together a winner.

8. Tampa Bay Rays

Top 5 Prospects

1. Taj Bradley, RHP

2. Curtis Mead, LF

3. Carson Williams, SS

4. Jonathan Aranda, INF

5. Xavier Edwards, 2B

The Rays are always high on this list. How many times do the Rays call up a player and he performs above expectations to help them get into the playoffs? Many.

9. Chicago Cubs

Top 5 Prospects

1. Brennen Davis, RF

2. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF

3. Kevin Alcantara, CF

4. Cade Horton, RHP

5. Jordan Wicks, LHP

They're the opposite of the Rangers. The Cubs could have a stacked outfield in three or so years. That would be exciting for this offense.

10. Colorado Rockies

Top 5 Prospects

1. Ezequiel Tovar, SS

2. Drew Romo, C

3. Zac Veen, RF

4. Gabriel Hughes, RHP

5. Adael Amador, SS

The Rockies had a strong draft in 2022 and haven't really made any trades to get worse in their farm. They're busy developing talent in the farm and not messing around. That will benefit this club eventually.

11. Boston Red Sox

Top 5 Prospects

1. Triston Casas, 1B

2. Marcelo Mayer, SS

3. Brayan Bello, SP

4. Nick Yorke, 2B

5. Wilkelman Gonzalez, SP The Red Sox have a lot of exciting international prospects in their farm to go along with all of those exciting prospects above. Boston has reason to be happy, despite their actual team struggling.

12. New York Yankees

Top 5 Prospects

1. Anthony Volpe, 2B

2. Oswald Peraza, SS

3. Jasson Dominguez, CF

4. Austin Wells, C

5. Everson Pereira, CF The Yankees elected to trade some of their depth in the minor leagues to get better with their main team. The Yankees are looking to win a World Series and have one of the best records in baseball, so it was a smart move. However, it did hurt their farm depth a little bit.

13. St. Louis Cardinals

Top 5 Prospects

1. Jordan Walker, 3B

2. Masyn Winn, SS

3. Alec Burleson, OF

4. Matthew Liberatore, SP

5. Gordan Graceffo, RHP The Cardinals are rarely high with their prospect group. Part of the reason is that the Cardinals are always competitive. Their drafts have been much better recently and now five of their top six prospects are from the draft. That's good stuff.

14. 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

The Mets just called up Brett Baty and he hasn't disappointed. He hit a home run in his first at-bat in the Majors. The Mets have a balanced farm system and didn't give up much this season at the trade deadline. Instead, they elected to keep their farm and develop it.

15. Washington Nationals

Top 5 Prospects

1. Elijah Green, OF

2. Cade Cavalli, SP

3. Robert Hassell III, RF

4. James Wood, CF

5. Brady House, SS The Nationals continue to sell their players at the trade deadline to bring in young talent. They did it again with Soto and now have so much more depth in their farm system. It was needed if we're being honest.

16. Miami Marlins

Top 5 Prospects

1. Eury Perez, SP

2. Jose Sales, SS

3. Max Meyer, RHP

4. Jacob Berry, DH

5. Jake Eder, SIRP The Marlins never disappoint with their starting pitching. Again, their top prospects are pitching prospects. The Marlins just have a true eye for pitching. The same can't be said for their eye for hitting.

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17. Detroit Tigers

Top 5 Prospects

1. Jackson Jobe, SP

2. Jace Jung, 2B

3. Wilmer Flores, RHP

4. Ty Madden, RHP

5. Peyton Graham, SS

The Tigers had many prospects called up this season. But they didn't produce as Detroit expected. Things are ugly in Detroit but their farm system is still not terrible.

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18. San Francisco Giants

Top 5 Prospects

1. Marco Luciano, SS

2. Kyle Harrison, SP

3. Luis Matos, CF

4. Aeverson Arteaga, SS

5. Grant McCray, OF The Giants have three really good prospects between Luciano, Harrison, and Matos. But then the depth 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.

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19. Kansas City Royals

Top 5 Prospects

1. Gavin Cross, OF

2. Nick Pratto, 1B

3. Michael Massey, 2B

4. Ben Kudrna, RHP

5. Cayden Wallace, 3B

Kansas City has already called up Nick Pratto and Michael Massey 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.

20. Oakland Athletics

Top 5 Prospects

1. Ken Waldichuk, SP

2. Tyler Soderstorm, 1B

3. Shea Langeliers, C

4. Daniel Susac, C

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.

21. Minnesota Twins

Top 5 Prospects

1. Brooks Lee, SS

2. Royce Lewis, SS

3. Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF

4. Connor Prielipp, LHP

5. Matt Wallner, OF

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. This is an entirely new list compared to last year with many top prospects joining the team from last year's list. The rest of the depth for Minnesota is so-so.

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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. Tucker Toman, INF

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

23. Seattle Mariners

Top 5 Prospects

1. Emerson Hancock, SP

2. Harry Ford, C

3. Cole Young, SS

4. Bryce Miller, RHP

5. Gabriel Gonzalez, OF

There's some talent at the top of this list. But the depth is certainly a week after the Mariners went out and traded for Luis Castillo.

24. Philadelphia Phillies

Top 5 Prospects

1. Mick Abel, SP

2. Andrew Painter, SP

3. Johan Rojas, CF

4. Justin Crawford, CF

5. Griff McGarry, RHP

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 Hader and had other players on the block. 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. Pedro Leon, OF

5. Drew Gilbert, CF

As long as the Astros keep winning at the MLB level, nobody will care about how low the Astros are here.

27. Los Angeles Angels

Top 5 Prospects

1. Logan O'Hoppe, C

2. Zach Neto, 2B

3. Edgar Quero, C

4. Ky Bush, LHP

5. Denzer Guzman

The MLB team stinks and the farm system isn't much better. This team is about to be sold to an owner who might be less hands-on. That'll help.

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 looks terrific. So if you take him out of the equation, things are so-so. However, the Braves continue to surprise with the development of their young studs.

29. San Diego Padres

Top 5 Prospects

1. Luis Campusano, C

2. Dylan Lesko, SP

3. Jackson Merrill, SS

4. Samuel Zavala, RF

5. Robby Snelling, LHP

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. Noah Schultz, LHP

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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