Phillies have seventh-best farm system per MLB Pipeline’s updated list

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TAMPA, FL- MARCH 03: J.P. Crawford #77 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action during the game against the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on March 3, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL- MARCH 03: J.P. Crawford #77 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action during the game against the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on March 3, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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MLB.com released their updated midseason top 100, and the Phillies have the seventh-best system according to their “prospect point” system.

MLB.com updated their Top 100 prospect list Tuesday and with that, ranked which teams have the most top-heavy systems. Six Phillies made the list in the following order:

Crawford continued his trend of falling down prospect lists, dropping 57 spots compared to Pipeline’s preseason list. He dropped the second-most spots of any player between the two lists, behind only Jose De Leon of the Rays, who fell 66 spots.

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Meanwhile, Sanchez made his debut on the Top 100 and was one of six players to do so who didn’t debut professionally this year.

11 players were added to the list who were drafted this year, but Adam Haseley was not one of them. He was selected eight overall in this year’s draft and ranks behind Hoskins as the seventh-best prospect in Philadelphia’s system.

Players selected behind Haseley who made the list were Alex Faedo (No. 18 overall pick), Jeren Kendall (No. 23), J.B. Bukauskas (No. 15), Shane Baz (No. 12), and Keston Hiura (No. 9).

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As a whole, Philadelphia was one of four teams to place six prospects on the list. The Braves had nine, the White Sox had eight, and the Rays had seven.

MLB.com ranks each team’s farm based on a “prospect points” system. Essentially, each team gets points based on how many players they have in the top 100 and where they fall on that list. The No. 1 prospect is worth 100 points, No. 2 is worth 99, and so on.

The Phils ranked seventh in prospects points with 254 between the Dodgers and Yankees. The Yankees had the worst farm systems among the teams with six or more Top 100 prospects.

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This system is flawed in that it only gauges the top of each team’s farm system, neglecting which teams have the strongest depth beyond the Top 100. This is where many say Philadelphia’s strength is, so they could conceivably rank higher if looking at the system from a different standpoint.

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