New MiLB System Rankings Prove Dodgers Won’t Be Going Away Anytime Soon

MLB Pipeline

On Monday, MLB Pipeline writer, Jim Callis, published an article in which he ranked the top fifteen farm systems in baseball. In his piece, Callis ranked the Dodgers as the team with the third best farm system, behind the Padres and the Rays.

Callis makes it clear with his rankings here: the Dodgers aren’t done yet. While the L.A. ball club has taken home the National League West division title each of the past six seasons, and has won back-to-back NL pennants in 2017 and 2018, their window is far from closed. The Dodgers currently sport the best record in the MLB at 75-40 all while continuing to produce talent from their minor league system.

In recent history, the Dodgers have churned out players like Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Corey Seager, and Julio Urias. And, in even more recent history, the Dodgers have seen some serious impact from rookies like Alex Verdugo, Will Smith, Matt Beaty, Tony Gonsolin, and Dustin May.

The team’s ability to be the best in the majors while ranked top three in farm system wealth proves exactly why the team has been successful for over half a decade, despite pressure and questioning from fans and rival executives on the lack of an urge to splurge at deadline, especially this season.

Although the Dodgers have yet to finish a season as World Champions since 1988, the team’s soon-to-be seven consecutive division title streak is nothing to be ashamed of. Regardless of the outcome in October in the coming years, the Dodgers are tooled to guarantee that they’ll have their spot in the postseason for a very, very long time.