Ranking All 30 MLB Teams on Homegrown Talent

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Ranking All 30 MLB Teams on Homegrown Talent
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All 30 MLB teams put a different emphasis on building from within and cultivating their own homegrown talent. A lot of it has to do with payroll, as small-market teams are forced to get the most out of their controllable young assets, while big-market teams can afford to deal prospects and spend big in free agency.

It's not always a small market/large market issue, though. The St. Louis Cardinals have more homegrown big league talent than anyone despite a relatively large payroll. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians have a somewhat small payroll to work with, but they're also thin on homegrown players.

At any rate, what follows is a look at all 30 MLB teams ranked from worst to first on homegrown talent as we get set to kick off the 2014 season with the start of spring training.

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