Keith Law’s 2018 top 100 prospects: Nos. 50-1

If you’re not going for it in today’s MLB environment, you’re — well, let’s not say “tanking” and just go with “developing.” Teams that build from their farm system, through the draft, the international market and trades of veterans for prospects, keep reaching and winning the World Series. The Royals had the No. 1 farm system in baseball in 2011 and won two pennants, including a world championship in 2015. The Cubs hit the top five in 2013, ranked No. 1 in 2015 and won the World Series in 2016. The Astros had the No. 1 farm system in baseball in 2014 and won their first title in 2017.