Arizona’s Recent Production Stands Alone

As an accompaniment to our annual organization talent rankings—which rate teams based on the current minor league talent on hand—we've rated each system based on the talent that has passed through it in the last three years, considering both prospects who graduated to the big leagues and those used in trades. A team gets credit only for players who spent time in its system, so some foreign imports (Daisuke Matsuzaka), Rule 5 picks (Joakim Soria) and trade acquisitions who went straight to the majors (Jair Jurrjens) weren't considered. Players such as Chris Tillman, who were dealt by one organization and reached the big leagues with another, were credited to both.

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