According to Baseball America, the Cardinals will be unveiled as the annual publication’s No. 1 minor-league system in a ranking of all 30 major league clubs’ minor-league talent. It will be the first time since Baseball America began ranking organizations in 1984 that the Cardinals will have earned the No. 1 spot.
At one point the Cardinals were ranked 30th from 2002-2005, but since then no other team has had more minor leaguers reach the big leagues than the Cardinals.
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