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Updated: October 28th, 2013 11:16pm
Baseball America says Twins have 7th best farm system

Baseball America says Twins have 7th best farm system

by Phil Mackey
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Baseball America will soon begin unveiling the top 10 prospects in each MLB organization, but the long-time scouting publication provided a little taste on Monday, revealing its farm system rankings, 1 through 30.

The Minnesota Twins ranked seventh.

The top six farm systems belong to the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals. The Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles own the three worst farm systems.

Regarding the Twins, Baseball America wrote, "Minnesota's system mirrors the Cubs in that all the strength is tied up in position-player talent, though the Twins did have some big arms such as (Alex) Meyer and far-away talents like RHP Jose Berrios and LHP Lewis Thorpe."

It's probably fair to add first-round pick Kohl Stewart to that list as well.

Baseball America leaned on its minor league prospect rankings from earlier this month to help determine overall farm system rankings. Byron Buxton was rated as the top prospect in the Florida State League (High-A), with Miguel Sano and Alex Meyer ranking second and fifth, respectively, in the Eastern League (Double-A). Baseball America ranked Oswaldo Arcia as the 12th best prospect in the International League (Triple-A) and Eddie Rosario the 12th best prospect in the Florida State League. 

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Oswaldo Arcia