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Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems Post-Trade Deadline
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As we put a final bow on the 2014 non-waiver trade deadline, it is a great time to look at the state of the farm systems.

The passing of the deadline, which occurred at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, allows us to do an examination of the job MLB clubs have done developing the talent already in the pipeline. It also gives us a look at how some the trades—even though most of Thursday's deals involved big leaguers—impact the farm system rankings

Our rankings are based on two criteria: impact potential and depth. Since a team may have more of one than the other, it's therefore necessary to have more than a couple players who project as quality big leaguers in order to have a good farm system. 

Also, even though there are young players in the major leagues who still have prospect eligibility (fewer than 50 innings pitched or 130 at-bats), they were not considered on their team's ranking. 

With all that being said, here is an updated ranking of all 30 farm systems after the trade deadline.

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