If will surely come as no surprise to see that the Twins are 27th in terms of youngest farm systems. IT's been something that has followed the organization for years... But, does it matter?
Here's how I look at it. You've got your future stars (potentially) and those guys tend to move up a little faster, get pushed. The other guys may or may not get to the big leagues. Generally if they do, it'll be a role, so I don' really care if they come up at 26, 27, 28, 31. Whatever...
Here is a look at why I don't really worry much about these rankings:
AAA - 27.6 average -
Berrios 23, Slegers 24, Palka 25
AA - 25.2 average -
Gordon 21, Stewart and Romero 22, Jorge, Roseario, Vielma, Wade 23
High-A - 24.0 average -
Arraez and Lachlan Wells are 20. Sean Miller, Nelson Molina, Brian Navarreto, Rafael Valera are 22.
Low-A - 22.4 average -
Ben Rortvedt - 19
Travis Blankenhorn, Lewin Diaz, Jermaine Palacios and Aaron Whitefield are 20.
This one I don't think I care about at all... If guys were drafted last year after 3 years of college, they're already 22 (which makes sense for that to be the average player there). There are some four year guys drafted lower who are there as well.
So, feel free to discuss. I think that Age to Level of competition matters in prospect rankings, but it doesn't bother me too much at all in an overall perspective. Consider AAA where Quinton Berry is 32. Matt Hague is 31. There are a couple of 30 year olds. Just doesn't bother me.