Baseball America will release their 2010 Baseball America Almanac this month and through Sports Illustrated BA’s John Manuel released a preview of their rankings today.
The article only reveals the rankings of the top five and bottom five. The rest are thrown together as the best of the rest and worst of the rest (6-15 and 16-25). The system is not so much ranked on depth of team’s minor league systems. Instead it’s all about star power which lands the Texas Rangers as no. 1 thanks to right-hander Neftali Feliz.
The Yankees come in somewhere in the 6-15 range which is no big surprise. They were ranked no. 15 last season when they failed to sign their first and third overall draft picks. This season they managed to sign most of their top picks and had some real positive years out of some of the members of their farm system (catcher Jesus Montero and lefty Manny Banuelos).