It's a collaborative effort, and staff members don't always agree on what constitutes a strong system. Is depth what matters, or is it better to have a small group of players who become big league regulars and perhaps one or two stars?
For the personal ranking presented here, the emphasis is on star power. That's why the Texas Rangers, who were No. 1 in BA's rankings last year, remain on top even after graduating such talents as
Rather than rank the remaining 20 teams, where it's really splitting hairs, I've listed them alphabetically in two categories.