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MLB Farm System Rankings In The NL East For 2019

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Farm System Talent Rankings

Last Three Years
Team201820172016
Atlanta Braves113
Miami Marlins193029
New York Mets271515
Philadelphia Phillies668
Washington Nationals15195

Atlanta Braves Farm System Overview For 2019

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NOTABLE GRADUATIONS:  OF Ronald Acuna Jr. (1), LHP Max Fried (8), LHP A.J. Minter (15), RHP Dan Winkler (NR), RHP Shane Carle (NR), LHP Jesse Biddle (NR)

TRENDING: 🔽Acuna cruised to the NL Rookie of the Year award, while Minter and his fellow rookie relievers pitched in big spots.

STRENGTHS: The Braves have developed enviable rotation depth in the upper minors and many of those pitchers have big league experience. Mike Soroka, Touki Toussaint, Bryse Wilson, Kolby Allard and Luiz Gohara all made starts for Atlanta in 2018, and Kyle Wright and Ian Anderson aren’t far behind. Atlanta also has a couple of promising center field prospects in Drew Waters and Cristian Pache

WEAKNESSES: The Major League Baseball-imposed international sanctions and failure to sign 2018 first round pick Carter Stewart have left the Braves thin in the lower minors. The farm system is especially lacking in shortstops or second base prospects, though the team has no immediate need thanks to Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies. After Austin Riley, they have no other infield prospect who played in full-season ball in 2018 who projects as an everyday regular.

Braves Projected 2022 Lineup
(Listed with 2022 season age)

C William Contreras 24 
1B Freddie Freeman 33 
2B Ozzie Albies 26 
3B Austin Riley 24 
SS Dansby Swanson 29
LF Drew Waters 23 
CF Ender Inciarte 32 
RF Ronald Acuña Jr. 24 
SP Ian Anderson 24 
SP Mike Soroka 25 
SP Mike Foltynewicz 30 
SP Kyle Wright 26 
SP Sean Newcomb 28 
CL Touki Toussaint 25

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Miami Marlins Farm System Overview For 2019

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NOTABLE GRADUATIONS: OF Lewis Brinson (1), 3B/OF Brian Anderson (6), OF Magneuris Sierra (7), LHP Dillon Peters (11), RHP Trevor Richards (22), RHP Pablo Lopez (25), LHP Caleb Smith (NR), RHP Elieser Hernandez (NR), RHP Tayron Guerrero (NR)

TRENDING: ◀️▶️The Marlins avoided 100 losses with an inexperienced roster chock full of rookies.

STRENGTHS: Miami’s group of Top 10 Prospects is filled with high-risk, high-reward prospects, including three hard-throwing righthanders who can touch 100 mph and a trio of toolsy, high-profile outfielders. Several of the organization’s top prospects, including righthanders Sandy Alcantara and Nick Neidert, as well as second baseman Isan Diaz, should begin to carve out a role in Miami as soon as 2019.

WEAKNESSES: Though the Marlins’ system is much improved thanks to trades and the signing of Victor Victor Mesa, it still lacks the overall depth to rank among the top half in baseball. Despite trading away the last two National League MVPs in Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, the Marlins did not receive a player in either trade who ranks among the Top 100 Prospects. The organization also lacks corner infield, catcher or shortstop prospects with ETAs of 2019 or 2020.

Marlins Projected 2022 Lineup
(Listed with 2022 season age)

C Will Banfield 22 
1B Connor Scott 22 
2B Isan Diaz 26 
3B Brian Anderson 29 
SS Jose Devers 22 
LF Monte Harrison 26 
CF Victor Victor Mesa 25 
RF Lewis Brinson 28 
SP Sandy Alcantara 26 
SP Jose Ureña 30 
SP Jorge Guzman 26 
SP Nick Neidert 25 
SP Trevor Rogers 24 
CL Edward Cabrera 24

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New York Mets Farm System Overview For 2019

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NOTABLE GRADUATIONS: RHP Chris Flexen (9), RHP Corey Oswalt (16), RHP Jacob Rhame (23), 2B Jeff McNeil (NR)

TRENDING: 🔼 McNeil looks like the real deal, but no other graduated prospect figures prominently

STRENGTHS: The outline of a future lineup is taking shape at the lower levels with third baseman Mark Vientos and shortstops Ronny Mauricio and Shervyen Newton all excelling in Rookie ball in 2018. First baseman Peter Alonso and shortstop Andres Gimenez will make their marks in the majors much sooner, either in 2019 or 2020. College arms Anthony Kay and David Peterson have similar ETAs.

WEAKNESSES: Much of the system’s top position talent is several years away from Queens, and the top 10 is high-risk, high-reward overall. Beyond Dunn, 2018 second-round high schooler Simeon Woods-Richardson and trade pickup Franklyn Kilome, the system lacks for righthanded starters and is tilted toward relief arms overall. Then Kilome had Tommy John surgery after the season and will miss all of 2019.

Mets Projected 2022 Lineup
(Listed with 2022 season age)

C Tomas Nido 28 
1B Peter Alonso 27 
2B Andres Gimenez 23 
3B Robinson Cano 40 
SS Amed Rosario 26 
LF Jeff McNeil 30
CF Brandon Nimmo 29
RF Michael Conforto 29
SP Jacob deGrom 34 
SP Noah Syndergaard 29 
SP Zack Wheeler 32 
SP Steven Matz 31
SP Anthony Kay 27 
CL Franklyn Kilome 27

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Philadelphia Phillies Farm System Overview For 2019

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NOTABLE GRADUATIONS: SS J.P. Crawford (1), 2B/SS Scott Kingery (3), C Jorge Alfaro (8), RHP Seranthony Dominguez (12), OF Roman Quinn (13), RHP Victor Arano (19)

TRENDING: 🔽Alfaro headlined the position group, while Dominguez and Arano showed closer potential.

STRENGTHS: The Top 10 is pitching-heavy, led by potential ace Sixto Sanchez. Five of the pitchers in their top 10 prospects—Sanchez, Adonis Medina, Jojo Romero, Enyel de los Santos and Ranger Suarez—should all start at Double-A or above, so most of their top pitching prospects should be able to help by 2019 or 2020. Righthanders Spencer Howard, Francisco Morales and 2018 international signing Starlyn Castillo all have significant upside, albeit with higher risk.

WEAKNESSES: The Phillies graduated their wave of position prospects to the big leagues already, so while there’s a promising nucleus of young hitters on the major league roster, their Triple-A and Double-A teams were light on position prospects. If 2018 first-rounder Alec Bohm moves quickly, he could make up for the disappointments of 2015 and 2016 first-rounders Cornelius Randolph and Mickey Moniak.

Phillies Projected 2022 Lineup
(Listed with 2022 season age)

C Jorge Alfaro 29 
1B Rhys Hoskins 29 
2B Scott Kingery 28 
3B Alec Bohm 25 
SS Jean Segura 32
LF Adam Haseley 26 
CF Odubel Herrera 30 
RF Nick Williams 28 
SP Aaron Nola 29
SP Sixto Sanchez 23 
SP Jake Arrieta 36 
SP Adonis Medina 25 
SP Vince Velasquez 30 
CL Seranthony Dominguez 27

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Washington Nationals System Overview For 2019

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NOTABLE GRADUATIONS: OF Juan Soto (2), RHP Erick Fedde (3), OF Andrew Stevenson (13), C Pedro Severino (14), RHP Jefry Rodriguez (24)

TRENDING: 🔼 The 19-year-old Soto was a revelation as he shot from low Class A to Washington in mid-May.

STRENGTHS: After trading away myriad pitching prospects the last few years, the Nationals made a concerted effort to go after arms in the 2017 and 2018 drafts. That focus in the draft and success in pitching development has helped give the system depth on the mound, from high-upside potential starting options to hard-throwing relievers who could be valuable additions to the big league bullpen sooner rather than later.

WEAKNESSES: Outside of Victor Robles and Carter Kieboom, the system’s position prospects are either in the low minors, have questionable hit tools or have battled injuries that have set them back—or some combination of all three. There are few impact corner bats in the infield or outfield to speak of, and the lone player who could fit that category who ranks inside the Top 10 Prospects is Daniel Johnson, who dealt with an injury and saw his power decline in 2018.

Nationals Projected 2022 Lineup
(Listed with 2022 season age)

Yan Gomes 34 
1B Anthony Rendon 32 
2B Luis Garcia 22 
3B Carter Kieboom 24 
SS Trea Turner 29 
LF Juan Soto 23 
CF Victor Robles 25 
RF Adam Eaton 34
SP Max Scherzer 37 
SP Stephen Strasburg 33 
SP Patrick Corbin 32
SP Mason Denaburg 22 
SP Wil Crowe 27
CL Reid Schaller 25

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