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About Matt HagenMatt Hagen has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in web and digital media development. Of his many hobbies, he considers baseball to be his first love. He previously wrote for freeplays.com and Minor League Notebook. You can reach Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Cubs and Cardinals have a hatred for one another that runs deep. We're talking farm system deep here.
Washington's system is strong, despite graduating Stephen Strasburg, while Milwaukee's system has lost its luster after the Zack Greinke and Shawn Marcum trades.
These two systems graduated some big-time talent in 2010 and have no one to replace them.
It may be the off-season, but these NL East rivals never sleep.
The farm systems for Seattle and Texas battle it out.
Cleveland and Minnesota are small-market rivals who are always competing on multiple fronts.
While Chicago and Detroit have suspect farm systems, this rivalry runs deep.
Toronto's system has improved in a year's time, but is still no match for Kansas City's.
Tampa Bay's farm system vs. Baltimore's was a hot topic last year. My how one year changes things.
Tis the season to get team-by-team Top-10 prospect reports underway. Round 1 has Boston and New York battle it out for prospect supremacy.
A quick rundown of the 27 players graduating from the Top 100 list.
Read up on 10 prospects who haven't received enough attention from me but clearly deserve it.
Matt reassesses the rankings once again.
The final installment of prospect average and prime year projections
Fifteen new or updated statistical projections for some of the best young players in baseball.
In a world where no prospect busts, yet each player only modestly lives up to expectations, these are the major league numbers to expect from 15 more top prospects.
The top 15 projection-eligible prospects.
A massive top-100 prospect update is here!
Eleven candidates have left their stamp on the 2010 minor league season.
Ranking the best players in baseball under age 25.
Seven descending players are finding their Top-100 places in jeopardy, and seven other players are ready to fill in.
The rookie pitchers to watch and those to skip in the second half.
Rookie hitters could play their part in winning your league.
The minor leagues are full of hopes and dreams, which are dashed far too often.
Bringing every level of the minor leagues together to honor the season's best.
Where will the best prospects from the 2010 draft class factor into my top-100 list?
The latest thoughts on 10 top-100 pitching prospects.
Another top 100 update has arrived, along with another batch of prospect notes.
Presenting you with the draft's 40 best prospects, including breakdowns for the top dirty dozen.
A massive update to the top 100 list has arrived.
Breaking down the latest from 10 of baseball's best prospects.
Early-season impressions are being formed about 10 of the game's best prospects.
The season is young, but data have arrived on the best young players in the game.
Breaking down 15 preseason Top 100 pitchers
Breaking down another set of 15 pitching prospects.
Breaking down the top 15 pitching prospects in baseball, including future stat projections for those experienced enough.
Breaking down the latest thoughts on the top eight catching prospects in baseball.
Get the latest thoughts on the game's top middle infield prospects.
Breaking down the latest thoughts on the game's top 15 corner infield prospects.
Breaking down the latest thoughts on the game's top 16 outfield prospects.
I couldn't help myself, and I definitely couldn't stop at 100.
It's time to pinpoint the fantasy rookies and sleepers to watch.
From Tampa Bay to Philadelphia, Matt Hagen ranks baseball's farm systems.
Christian Friedrich leads the Colorado Rockies against Donavan Tate and the San Diego Padres for prospect supremacy.
Andrew Lambo, Chris Withrow, and Ethan Martin lead the Los Angeles Dodgers against Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Zack Wheeler, and the San Francisco Giants for prospect supremacy.
Jordan Lyles and the Houston Astros face off against Jarrod Parker and the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospect supremacy.
Yonder Alonso and the Cincinnati Reds face off against Pedro Alvarez and the Pittsburgh Pirates for prospect supremacy.
Starlin Castro leads the Chicago Cubs against Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals for prospect supremacy.
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals take on Alcides Escobar and the Milwaukee Brewers for prospect supremacy.