Last week, after the Astros minor league regular seasons ended, I took a look at how each of the Astros minor league teams did as compared to last season. The results were stunning. The question now before us is how did the entire farm system compare to the other farm systems. The short answer is, "Quite nicely, thank you very much for asking."
As you can see, the Astros ended up ranking 4th in Win Percantage out of 30 organizations. Last year they ranked 30th out of 30. The cumulative batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage ranked 5th, 4th and 4th respectively in 2012, a vast improvement over rankings of 18th, 19th and 23rd in 2011. The one dark cloud would be the cumulative ERA and WHIP, both of which ranked 22nd out of 30 teams, but that is still a vast improvement over the 30th place ranking in each of those categories from 2011.
Not bad at all, not bad at all.