It's getting closer and closer to the start of baseball season, and it's time to start taking a look at how Minnesota's boys of summer stack up against the rest of Major League Baseball. To that end, Keith Law of ESPN has released his rankings of baseball's minor league systems, and has the Twins ranked as having the seventh-best minor league system in baseball.
A sneaky-good system, it's not loaded with big names but boasts a few impact guys and a ton of depth. This is more than just the Twins' usual assortment of strike-throwing fourth starters and speedy outfielders, a testament to good drafting and some major investments in the international arena, where they've been as aggressive as any club.
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Looking at the Twins' American League Central rivals, Law says that the Kansas City Royals have baseball's best minor league system, the Cleveland Indians slot in at No. 17, the Detroit Tigers are ranked at No. 25, and the Chicago White Sox. . .according to Keith Law. . .have the third-worst minor league system in baseball, coming in at 28th out of 30 teams.