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MLB Pipeline has Rangers farm in top half

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MLB Pipeline has updated rankings on the top 15 farm systems in baseball, and the Rangers are in the top half

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MLB Pipeline’s team prospect rankings were updated recently, and they have now also updated their list of the top 15 farm systems in baseball. The Rangers make the cut, coming in at #14.

While the Rangers weren’t major sellers at the trade deadline, they did add Kolby Allard in the Chris Martin trade, as well as Nick Solak from Tampa for Peter Fairbanks. They also drafted Josh Jung, Davis Wendzel and Ryan Garcia in the early part of the 2019 MLB Draft, and have seen guys like Sam Huff and Sherten Apostel take steps forward in 2019.

There’s no real consensus, it appears, on how strong or weak the Rangers farm system is. Fangraphs also has the Rangers farm ranked at #14 using their methodology. Baseball America, on the other hand, says that the Rangers have one of the worst farm systems in baseball, putting them at #28. Baseball Prospectus, meanwhile, had Texas at #9 before the season.

As we’ve talked about before, the Rangers don’t have the elite, blue chip prospects some systems do, but they are very deep in guys who could have major league careers, and if you have enough interesting guys, you have a decent chance of having one or two greatly exceed expectations and turn into a high-end guy.