MLB Power Rankings: Ranking Every Farm System By Pitching Depth

« Prev
1 of 31
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
MLB Power Rankings: Ranking Every Farm System By Pitching Depth
Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images
Kansas City's Aaron Crow has been a vital part of the team's bullpen.

Young, talented pitching is what wins ballgames these days.

For two examples, look at Cleveland and Oakland.

The Indians have jumped out to the best start in team history, thanks to amazing performances from the young pitching staff. Fausto Carmona, the staff ace, is only 27 years old. No other member of the rotation exceeds the age of 26.

Over in Oakland, the A's have maintained a solid start, and appear to be built for the long haul, thanks to their solid, youthful rotation that includes Brett Anderson (23), Trevor Cahill (23), Gio Gonzalez (25), Brandon McCarthy (27) and rookie Tyson Ross (24), who's filling in for the injured Dallas Braden (27).

I'll say it again—young pitching is the name of the game.

It took the Rays to the World Series a few years ago, and made world champions out of the Giants last season.

It is primarily why teams are placing a renewed focus on finding great, young pitching talent wherever they can, whether it be through the draft, trades or the international signing market.

What I present to you is the power rankings, from bottom to top, of every major-league team's pitching depth, including both starters and relievers.


Begin Slideshow »

Follow B/R on Facebook


Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.