Power Ranking All 30 Teams' Top Pitching Prospects

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Power Ranking All 30 Teams' Top Pitching Prospects
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
New York Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler could soon be joining Matt Harvey in the rotation.

Good pitching is the name of the game in baseball, and every MLB team is constantly on the search for the next great arm.

Now more than ever, teams scan the entire globe for that one pitcher that could be their future ace. No longer is that search confined to just the United States—hurlers from all corners of the earth can be found.

With each team now having well-organized and sophisticated scouting departments, they've used their vast resources to seek out the best pitchers available from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Latin America, South America, Canada and a host of other countries and regions.

The maturation and progression of those pitchers once they've been found is then left up to each team's player development team, who hope to turn those pitchers into tomorrow's Cy Young Award winners.

So, which team has done the best job of developing their top pitching prospect?

Here is a ranking of the top pitching prospect according to team. For purposes of clarification, only pitchers who have thrown less than 50 innings pitched at the major league level will be considered. Pitchers who were on their team's 25-man roster at the beginning of the 2013 season will be excluded.

 

Note: Prospect rankings courtesy of MLB.com.

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