MLB Pipeline’s recently released Top 100 Prospects list celebrates individual achievement. But each of those individual future stars plays within an organization, and understanding which farm systems have the most Top 100 prospects can help determine which have the brightest futures.
In the 2022 edition, eight teams boast five or more Top 100 prospects, a jump from only five such systems at this time a year ago. That’s a sign that top talent is being spread across the game — a notion backed up by the fact that 16 of the 30 systems claim at least four Top 100 prospects.
There is no individual club on the mountaintop either, at least when it comes strictly to the Top 100. The Rays led the way with a franchise-best eight Top 100 prospects in 2021 but, following some prominent graduations, have fallen back to the rest of the pack with five. Instead, three clubs are tied at the top with six Top 100 representatives each.
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