On Friday, MLB Pipeline released their top three farm systems in all of baseball, with the White Sox, Braves, and Padres in the mix. When numbers two and three were revealed, it was clear who was number one, your San Diego Padres.
And the No. 1 team on our ranking of baseball's best farm systems — with 7 players on @MLB's #Top100Prospects list, including an #MLB-best 6 in the Top 50 — is the #Padres: https://t.co/SIchbDSNgm pic.twitter.com/ccA8tfc3CO
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 2, 2018
Although these rankings don’t win any championships, or even games, it’s nice to see the Padres getting some recognition. This truly is a special farm system, busting at the seams with talent. The Padres have six players in MLB Pipeline’s Top 50, which is the most in the league.
We all know how talented this system is and the exciting things we expect in the near future, but now the entire league will take notice as the Padres are number one.
It’s weird to think the Padres are number one in something positive, given how hard it usually is to be a Padres fan. This is a new era and new time, under new management. This has never been done in the Padres’ history, we have no year or era of San Diego Padres baseball we can compare this to.
It’s time for the league to take notice of what is going on in San Diego.
In one sense, rankings are just rankings. If the Padres were 3, it wouldn't change any of the talent in the organization.
In another sense… What a job by Preller and Co. to turn a "meh" farm system from two years ago into the best in the sport. https://t.co/9RSr23HMF7
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) March 2, 2018