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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Overall Minor League Standings

1 Baltimore Orioles 96 74 .565
2 Milwaukee Brewers 93 74 .557
3 San Diego Padres 99 79 .556
4 Tampa Bay Rays 98 81 .547
5 Oakland Athletics 95 82 .537

26 Washington Nationals 76 90 .458
27 New York Mets 77 96 .445
28 Cincinnati Reds 76 97 .439
29 Houston Astros 73 103 .415
30 Toronto Blue Jays 70 101 .409

The biggest surprise on the list might be the Padres. I didn’t think they had a lot of talent in their system.

Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: May 28, 2009 at 01:15 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: May 28, 2009 at 01:47 AM (#3196619)
Minor league results aren't always indicative of quality of system, though. For years the Pirates' farm teams generally won a lot, but it was because they were heavily stalked with experienced non-veterans...
   2. aberg Posted: May 28, 2009 at 01:53 AM (#3196636)
Weren't the Fort Wayne Wizards a CBA team?
   3. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: May 28, 2009 at 01:59 AM (#3196669)
Minor league results aren't always indicative of quality of system, though.

They're certainly not a perfect indicator, but a system with a lot of talent is generally going to have a good record.
   4. The Voice of America Posted: May 28, 2009 at 02:15 AM (#3196714)
Yeah, but sometimes that's developed talent that has little chance of improving.
   5. Der-K's no Kliph Nesteroff. Posted: May 28, 2009 at 03:13 AM (#3196825)
The Fort Wayne Wizards aren't even a baseball team anymore - they're the TinCaps now. Anyway, their CBA team was the Fury.

Put me strongly on the side of W/L record <> talent, in this context.
   6. 8ball Posted: May 28, 2009 at 04:01 AM (#3196867)
An organization that is aggressive in terms of promoting young players may have teams, particularly at the lower levels, that put up bad records despite having quite a bit of talent.

For example, the 1987 Gastonia Rangers, which went 58-82 (.414 winning percentage):

That team had Sammy Sosa and Dean Palmer (both 18), Wilson Alvarez and Juan Gonzalez (both 17), Rey Sanchez and Roger Pavlik (both 19), plus future major leaguers Terry Matthews, Bill Haselman, Bob Malloy, and Wayne Rosenthal.

That's a pretty impressive collection of talent for a low-A squad.

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