Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (29) | 2011 (7) | 2010 (3) | 2009 (7) | 2008 (19)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [68-94] AL Central
AAA: [75-69] International League — Columbus
AA: [82-59] Eastern League — Akron
A+: [63-77] Carolina League — Carolina
A: [71-68] Midwest League — Lake County
A(ss): [30-45] New York-Penn League — Mahoning Valley
Arizona Fall League Players — Scottsdale Scorpions Please, blog, may I have some more?
Shawn Armstrong (RHP); Trey Haley (RHP); T.J.
Cleveland Indians 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2012 (29) | 2011 (7) | 2010 (3) | 2009 (7) | 2008 (19) | 2007 (10) | 2006 (9)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [80-82] AL Central
AAA: [88-56] International League – Columbus
AA: [73-69] Eastern League – Akron
A+: [76-62] Carolina League – Kinston
A: [53-86] Midwest League – Lake County
A(ss): [41-34] New York-Penn League – Mahoning Valley
The Run Down
A lot has been made out of how horrendous the White Sox farm system is, how there’s a sizable gap between them at #30 and the systems ranked ahead of them. And while I would by no means rank Cleveland’s system beneath that of the White Sox, I don’t necessarily think they’re too far apart. And from a fantasy perspective, the Sox probably have more pieces who’re ready to contribute. Certainly the Tribe’s woes in this regard can be attributed to their having graduated a nice crop of guys last year, as well as a few trades (Pomeranz to Colorado). But the upper levels of the Cleveland farm system are almost entirely void of genuine big league talent. For chrissakes, their top two prospects – Francisco Lindor & Dillon Howard – have only five games of pro ball experience between them. Please, blog, may I have some more?