One of the most often overlooked factors for why a major league club is successful is the success of their minor league affiliates. While it’s not true for every team, it generally is more often than not. Baseball America noted that the three winningest major league teams of the 2010s, the Dodgers, Yankees, and Cardinals, have the third, second, and sixth highest minor league winning percentage respectively.
Conversely the farm systems of the Marlins, Padres, and White Sox, the least successful teams this decade, had the 22nd, 20th, and 24th ranked minor league winning percentages.
The Dodgers have consistently had one of the strongest farm systems for most of the decade, boasting and developing promising young talent such as Cody Bellinger, Gavin Lux, Corey Seager, Dustin May, and Walker Buehler. Their minor league affiliates have been so successful in fact, that two franchises, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Single-A) and Ogden Raptors (Rookie-level) were ranked as top 15 minor league teams of the decade by Baseball America.
Rancho ranked as number 14 on the list. According to Baseball America, the Quakes were the most successful California League team of the…