The Philadelphia Phillies Were Wise to Keep These Prospects, Rafael Marchan, Simon Muzziotti, Nick Maton

It was showcased this year in spectacular fashion: farm systems can be made or broken by the Major League trade deadline.

The San Diego Padres shipped off the majority of their top talent, albeit for the greatest hitter of this generation, and are now left with a shell of a system which likely ranks as the worst consensus in the majors. The Cincinnati Reds on the other hand catapulted up system ranking lists, thanks to the haul they received in return for right-handed ace Luis Castillo.


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