A.J. Preller made a splash a few offseasons ago when he went wild in free agency and made a ton of high-priced acquisitions and pulled off some big trades to fill out the roster. That didn’t work out too well for the major league results but it did get them started on this road of building up the farm system quite rapidly. They are routinely considered one of the top systems in the league but with the graduation of a few of the pitchers and bats, the depth has taken a bit of a hit and that’s why they aren’t quite as highly ranked as some may expect. The high-end talent is still present as well but the depth just isn’t there. 

 

Top Prospects In The System

MacKenzie Gore

Pos. - LHP  Ht/Wt - 6’3” 195 lbs.  Bats: L Throws: L  Age: 21

Level - Double-A  Drafted - 2017 (1.3)  ETA: 2021

Grades: Fastball: 60 Curveball: 60 Slider: 60 Changeup: 60 Control: 60

This is almost an unfair one to start with for their system as at this point it should be known the...