This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
For the third year in a row, I will be going division by division, providing analysis on every fantasy-relevant prospect in baseball while also ranking those prospects in their respective systems. This means there will be 20-plus prospects ranked in certain systems and less than 10 prospects ranked in others. There is no point in listing an irrelevant prospect just to reach an arbitrary total of 10, 20 or 30. Similarly, it is unfortunate to not include information on highly relevant prospects just because that prospect was not one of his team's 10 or 20 best.
The third installment takes us to the 125 prospects you need to know in the American League West.
I wrote the outlooks for most of the guys in the top 250 or so of the top 400 prospect rankings, so if you want more in depth analysis on someone, check out their player profile. Feel free to ask me any prospect-related questions in the comments section or on Twitter.
This system is loaded at the top AND it's incredibly deep. The Astros are the only team with three prospects in the top 15, and Josh James is an excellent fourth-best prospect to have. Houston has lapped the field when it comes to pitcher development, and you can reliably find several interesting arms at every level of its minor-league system. This is a team I would not want to trade with. They've been beaten before in trades, but it does not happen very