Following the trade deadline, Jim Callis of MLB.com put’s the Milwaukee Brewers farm system as the best in all of major league baseball, moving up from the number nine spot.
The major league debut of Orlando Arcia, the trade for the Rangers and Giants top prospects that sent away Jeremy Jeffress, Jonathan Lucroy, and Will Smith. It’s been a whirlwind of a week for Milwaukee Brewers fans. The cherry on the top of the sundae was MLB.com putting the farm system as the best in all of baseball.
"MLB’s Top 10 farm systems"
"Rank Preseason Midseason1DodgersBrewers2BravesYankees3RangersAstros4RockiesPirates5TwinsDodgers6Red SoxNationals7PhilliesRed Sox8PiratesPhillies9BrewersBraves10AstrosRockies"
That chart above is the rankings at the preseason, and then after the trade deadline, per Jim Calllis of MLB.com. Having arguably the best farm system in all of baseball is something to be proud of. What’s more impressive is that just two years ago, the Milwaukee Brewers had what was to be considered one of the worst farm system.
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In MLBPipeline’s Top 100 Prospect list the Milwaukee Brewers now have the #13, #21, #35, #43, #63, #65, and #76 prospect. They have as many prospects on that list as the Yankees, and one less than the Pirates (who have 8), but they by far have the best farm system.
No doubt that the improved prospects started coming in when Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers were dealt to the Astros, but the Milwaukee Brewers have come along way in the last two years. Giving room for celebration at how well the rebuild has gone so far. But, patience should still be there for all as this is a rebuild and they are prospects. They don’t grow on trees they need to grow and become baseball stars in their own rights.
That being said, it’s an exciting time to be a Milwaukee Brewers fan.