Found March 17, 2013 on Razzball:
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (5) | 2011 (23) | 2010 (28) | 2009 (26) | 2008 (20) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [81-81] NL West AAA: [81-63] Pacific Coast League – Reno AA: [69-71] Southern League – Mobile A+: [64-76] California League – Visalia A: [67-73] Midwest League – South Bend A(ss): [36-40] Northwest League — Yakima (Hillsboro beginning 2013) Graduated Prospects Patrick Corbin (LHP); Bryan Shaw (RHP) The Run Down The Diamondbacks entered the off-season with one of the most impressive collections of 25-and-under talent in the game. With the departures of Justin Upton and Trevor Bauer, however, that youthful core took a major hit in the high-impact department. One of Arizona's motives in those trades was adding low-risk depth, and in that regard, they did quite well -- Didi Gregorious and Nick Ahmed are premium defenders up the middle, Zeke Spruill is a safe bet to max out his potential, and Brandon Drury is a 1B with upside. Unfortunately f...
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