The Rangers’ pitchers and catchers report today! That’s right, baseball is officially back.

And how excited that news makes you probably depends on whether or not you’re a glass half full kind of person.

But that got us thinking — where does the Rangers’ farm rank right now?

Luckily, ESPN’s Keith Law did the work for us.

In his recent ranking of every farm system in baseball, Law has the Rangers’ farm trending down from last season — but it’s still not the worst in the division. Here’s what he had to say about the Rangers:

“Most of the good stuff in the Rangers’ system is far away, including the lone top-100 prospect, Leody Taveras. As usual, the Rangers have a lot of high-beta upside plays in their lower levels, including 2017 first-rounder Bubba Thompson, who earned positive reviews from scouts who saw him in the Arizona Rookie League. They’re extremely light on starting pitching, however, which is alarming, given their current rotation, with only one starter under a guaranteed contract beyond 2018 and team options on three others for that season.”

The Rangers’ system ranks 22nd overall according to Law, down from 15th in 2017.

Law says Seattle has the worst farm system of the teams in the American League West, with the Mariners coming in at No. 30 — or dead last.

Here’s a look at the rankings for the entire division (with each team’s movement from last season’s rankings):

No. 13: Houston (-1)
No. 14: Oakland (+9)
No. 19: Los Angeles Angels (+8)
No. 22: Texas (-7)
No. 30: Seattle (-2)

SportsDay’s Gerry Fraley recently profiled the best prospects in the Rangers’ farm system. Click below to check them out!


No. 10: Jonathan Hernandez
No. 9: Miguel Aparicio
No. 8: Ronald Guzman
No. 7: Kyle Cody
No. 6: Brett Martin
No. 5: Bubba Thompson
No. 4: Cole Ragans
No. 3: Hans Crouse
No. 2: Willie Calhoun
No. 1: Leody Taveras

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