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They're No. 2 - in ESPN organizational rankings



The Rays are second in ESPN's Keith Law's organization rankings based on "the current states of their farm systems,'' with the rankings based on players who minor-leaguers and players who are major-league rookies this season (so for the Rays that would include David Price but not Evan Longoria).

Writes Law: They just keep churning out the prospects, although they'll have a new challenge in 2009: no draft picks in the top 10 -- or even 20. Success with high school pitchers taken after the first round has been a big part of their system's depth, including another wave of kids who spent 2008 in short-season ball. However, their recent efforts in Latin America have yet to yield any significant prospects.

He has the Rangers No. 1 and the A's third.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:44am]


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