MINORS: NL scouting and player development report cards

Every year, as we prepare for list season, the BHQ Minors staff grades each farm system. You usually see these grades at the top of an organization report or in a composite ranking in the Minor League Baseball Analyst. Each contributor grades the organizations they cover. For instance, I was responsible for grading the Cincinnati Reds organization and 10 other organizations this past season. To me, it’s my least favorite part of the gig. Often, instead of grading on talent alone, I want to grade on a curve based on how well a given organization has done developing their talent.

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