Re: Where does REDS farm system rank in overall talent in MLB? / Your Top 10 list?
Haha. I was the one who made the rankings and you shouldn't take them too seriously. The "top tens" were created off-hand just to provide a basic idea of some of the best players in each system.
Francisco isn't missing due to lack of skill. I was using the definition of "rookie" that disqualifies guys who have been up 45 days, and Francisco was snubbed b/c I forgot September doesn't count.
Even with the mistakes, I think the proper ranking is the back part of the top 10 (3-4 spots higher). Offensively, the system compares to anybody in baseball. To me, the weakness is starting pitching after Aroldis Chapman. But considering the team has Leake, Wood, Bailey, etc, the organization itself isn't really desperate for a young pitcher.