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How The Diamondbacks Grew Their Farm (System)

One of the really cool parts of the the Arizona Diamondbacks Miracle Summer of 2011 is not just the team's near-lock on the NL West. Two or three wins this weekend in San Francisco and it's ovah. A (highly unlikely) sweep by the Giants and the race is back to within three-games.

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Beyond all that goodness going on at the major league level, the D-backs also have a really bright future growing and ripening down on the farm.

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Dan at AZ Snake Pit explains in this story how the Diamondbacks went from having one of the worst farm systems in the league in 2009 to having a huge crop of exciting young talent headed straight towards a hot summer in Phoenix.

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How the Arizona Diamondbacks Created a Top-5 Farm System - AZ Snake Pit
Two years ago, Arizona's farm system was among the worst in the game....Yet today, Arizona sits not only in first place in the NL West, but also with what is assuredly one of the top-5 farm systems in all of baseball. So what changed in two years? Well, it's a lot more than you'd think.

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