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Old 05-03-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SI1020 View Post
I found this list of rankings for the Yankees farm system in the last 10 years.

2004: 27th
2005: 24th
2006: 17th
2007: 4th
2008: 6th
2009: 13th
2010: 26th
2011: 4th
2012: 15th
2013: 11th

If I have time I'll try to get more info. It's obvious the Yanks haven't been as productive as they once were, but even with that they appear to be doing better than the Sox. In any system prospects are what they are. Prospects, most of whom will either fail or succeed marginally.
I'd be more interested in seeing how many prospects the Yankees' farm system has successfully graduated and developed (and/or traded for talent) than in their offseason rankings, which are more arbitrary. For example, was it 2001 when the White Sox farm system was ranked #1? But, as I believe Frater said earlier in the thread, a half dozen or so pitchers ended up with torn labrums, and none of them had any long-term success; only the surprise Mark Buehrle comes to mind, besides outfielders Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Lee.
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