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Yankees' farm system packed with punch

Led by 20-year-old righty Philip Hughes, the Yankees have significantly upgraded their farm system in a relatively short period of time.

Originally Published: January 26, 2007
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.

The Yankees have long had the game's biggest payroll, but their farm system has lain fallow for several years, the result of some uninspired draft picks and trades that rid the system of the few prospects who remained. Over the last 18 months, however, the Yanks' system has made a stunning turnaround, going from one of the five worst systems in the game to one of the 10 best.

What sets the Yankees' system apart from most others is the presence of two of the 10 best prospects in baseball, something ...

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