Finding young, cost-controlled talent is critical for small-market MLB teams to remain competitive on a limited budget, whereas big-market clubs may spend their available money more wisely when they

have a homegrown core to build around.

Regardless, having a strong in-house talent pipeline is essential for any team to win a championship.

With that in mind, here’s how all 30 MLB organizations compare in terms of homegrown talent. Clubs were first rated according to the quantity of homegrown players on the 40-man roster, and then shuffled based on the amount of high-level quality.

Before we go into the rankings, a brief clarification:

Who qualifies as homegrown? To be deemed “homegrown,” a player must have been recruited by an

How about international free agents? International players with extensive professional experience were not included. Players like Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Ha-Seong Kim, Seiya Suzuk, Shōta Imanaga, Kodai Senga, Jung Hoo Lee, and Masataka Yoshida did not improve their team’s standing.
Does this make sense? Let’s get to it.

30. Washington Nationals


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