AL East Farm System Values

RAB Bracket Busters Update
Joe's 20 Most Important Yankees

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.

RAB Bracket Busters Update
Joe's 20 Most Important Yankees
  • Matt

    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?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Whenever Melvin decides he’d like to come stateside.

      Right now, he prefers to stay in the DSL because he’d like to continue his charity work of helping the Dominican poor affected by this global economic downturn. Every night after the game he takes five loaves of bread and two fishes and feeds the entire nation.

      • Mike Pop


  • Jamal G.

    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.

    • Mike A.

      Can you call Chris Tillman homegrown? He came over in the Bedard deal. The M’s should get credit for him.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Meh, the M’s should never really get credit for anything.

        (I keed, I keed.)

      • Jamal G.

        Nah, Tillman already has 135.2 IP in Baltimore’s organization after completing the Double-A level – he only had 166.2 IP within the M’s farm system. Seeing as how he’s not going to break camp with the Orioles, he is going to surpass his innings total with the Orioles in comparison with the M’s.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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.


  • CountryClub

    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.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

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

    • Sky

      4th in the division, but 13th overall in the majors.

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