Mar
24

AL East Farm System Values

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Beyond the Box Score has been running a series on the value of each team’s farm system – broken down by division – based on prospect values determined by Victor Wang’s research. The Yanks’ farm system is valued at $97.8M, thanks partly to having two top fifty position player prospects (Austin Jackson & Jesus Montero), but mostly thanks to the horde of Grade B and C pitching prospects. The $97.8M figure places them fourth in the division, ahead of only the Blue Jays at $94.1M. Baseball America and Keith Law both rated the Yanks’ system fourth in the division as well, so it’s nice to see the numbers support the popular opinion. Make sure you check it out, there’s some really interesting stuff going on there.

Categories : Asides, Minors

12 Comments»

  1. Matt says:

    If Monteroplay can have another solid season and we see development from guys like Betances, I think we could see this value rise significantly by this time next year, no?

    Also, when will Melvin be brought stateside?

  2. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, I saw this on Saturday and LoL’ed at the Orioles segment:

    Baltimore Orioles, $112M. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Oh, yeah – The O’s have three pretty exciting home grown arms that could help them finally turn things around. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters. Matt Wieters.

  3. The Yanks have nine 23 year old + C grade pitchers, 12% of their systems’ value, plus Joba Chamberlain in the 8th inning, so they should be able to fill out a bullpen rather cheaply for the next few seasons.

    Fixed.

  4. CountryClub says:

    Pete Abe has a couple of sentences about scouts raving about the Yankees minor league pitching depth. It’s good to hear that other teams value some of the Yanks pitchers as much as we do.

  5. Mattingly's Love Child says:

    4th Place?! Cashman is a failure! All that money and all he can come up with is 4th best in the AL East. Unacceptable!

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