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On 1/25/2018 at 10:19 AM, Ohfan67 said:

It's good that the Orioles are on the list, not every team is represented, but the Orioles are still a middle of the road maybe just above average/median in most respects. The minor league system seems to have improved, but it would be nice if the O's could move up this list, substantially. 

It’s progress.   And the number of top 100 prospects is not the only way to evaluate a system.    Trey Mancini was never on anyone’s top 100 list, but he certainly was a productive major league player.    I think the team has a lot more guys with potential to be decent major leaguers than they used to have.  

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13 hours ago, Frobby said:

It’s progress.   And the number of top 100 prospects is not the only way to evaluate a system.    Trey Mancini was never on anyone’s top 100 list, but he certainly was a productive major league player.    I think the team has a lot more guys with potential to be decent major leaguers than they used to have.  

I like and appreciate the improvement a lot, but I definitely hope the organization does even better as we move forward. And I totally agree that the rankings are not the greatest tools for evaluating the system. If I remember correctly, every year or few years you do an analysis where you compare the number of meaningful players developed by each system, etc. Ultimately that's a more meaningful estimate of the Orioles ability to acquire and develop minor leaguers. 

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