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MLB Power Rankings: Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems Post-Trade Deadline

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MLB Power Rankings: Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems Post-Trade Deadline
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With yesterday’s chaotic yet disappointing 2012 MLB trade deadline now behind us, it’s significantly easier to digest and analyze all of the deals that transpired over the past week.

For teams like the Cubs, Phillies, Astros and Marlins, the goal for this year’s deadline was simple: build towards the future. On the other hand, the Tigers, Dodgers, Angels and Rangers were unabashedly "all-in," unified by the desire to obtain the top big-league talent on the market.

When it was all said and done, multiple organizations netted a new crop of promising prospects in exchanged for major-league talent, and, in turn, significantly improved the overall standing of their team’s farm system.

Therefore, I have ranked each organization, Nos. 1-30, based upon the state of their farm system, and put together a separate ranking of each team’s top-five prospects—and yes, this time, it includes players from the 2012 draft class.

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