Ranking all-drafted MLB teams since 2000: 10-1
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Ahead of the 2020 MLB Amateur Draft next week, theScore's MLB editors imagine a world where trades and free agency don't exist and clubs can only use players they drafted. We assembled teams from the last 20 drafts dating back to 2000 and ranked each from 30-1. Here's Part 3:

Note: Some players were moved to their secondary positions in order to build the best roster.

30-21 I 20-11 I 10-1

10. Texas Rangers

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Taylor Teagarden 2005 1.4
1B Mark Teixeira 2001 44.8
2B Ian Kinsler 2003 47.7
3B Edwin Encarnacion 2000 34.0
SS Dylan Moore 2015 0.4
OF Chris Davis 2006 12.7
OF Joey Gallo 2012 8.7
OF Craig Gentry 2006 7.8
DH Mitch Moreland 2007 6.3

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Kyle Hendricks 2011 19.2
SP C.J. Wilson 2001 19.0
SP John Danks 2003 17.5
SP Tanner Roark 2008 14.7
SP Derek Holland 2006 13.1
CL Tommy Hunter 2007 6.8
RP Scott Feldman 2003 12.4
RP Jesse Chavez 2002 5.9
RP Keone Kela 2012 4.2
RP Alex Claudio 2010 3.3
RP Carl Edwards Jr. 2011 2.6
RP Richard Bleier 2008 1.9

The Rangers have drafted well over the last two decades. The power department is most notable, as Teixeira, Kinsler, Encarnacion, Davis, and Gallo have combined for 1,485 home runs. Had the five of them played together, they would've formed one of the most feared lineups in baseball. Texas has also enjoyed moderate success at finding starting pitching in the draft, although Hendricks, Danks, and Roark never appeared for the club. Catching has been a weak spot, with Teagarden being the best find and first-round picks Scott Heard (2000) and Kellin Deglan (2010) never reaching the majors.

9. Tampa Bay Rays

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C John Jaso 2003 4.1
1B Stephen Vogt 2007 4.2
2B Brandon Lowe 2015 3.5
3B Evan Longoria 2006 51.1
SS Tim Beckham 2008 4.3
OF Melvin Upton Jr. 2002 24.4
OF Kevin Kiermaier 2010 17.5
OF Desmond Jennings 2006 11.7
DH Jonny Gomes 2001 7.4

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP David Price 2007 41.7
SP James Shields 2000 32.3
SP Blake Snell 2011 11.0
SP Jeremy Hellickson 2005 10.8
SP Alex Cobb 2006 10.6
CL Wade Davis 2004 14.3
RP Jason Hammel 2002 20.0
RP Jake McGee 2004 6.5
RP Andy Sonnanstine 2004 4.8
RP Chad Gaudin 2001 4.7
RP Ryne Stanek 2013 1.6
RP Jake Faria 2011 1.0

The Rays have no choice but to excel in drafting and player development with the franchise consistently owning one of the league's lowest payrolls. Tampa Bay hit a homer after taking Longoria with the third pick in 2006. The three-time All-Star has accrued the third-highest WAR of any player on this list. However, pitching is the organization's crown jewel. Price and Snell own Cy Young Awards, Hellickson won Rookie of the Year, and Davis was arguably the best closer in the majors at one point. The Rays' all-drafted staff holds a combined 10 All-Star selections.

8. Miami Marlins

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C J.T. Realmuto 2010 17.2
1B Adrian Gonzalez 2000 36.4
2B Colin Moran 2013 0.7
3B Brian Anderson 2014 6.5
SS JT Riddle 2013 0.0
OF Giancarlo Stanton 2007 39.3
OF Christian Yelich 2010 33.6
OF Josh Willingham 2000 19.0

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Josh Johnson 2001 21.8
SP Jason Vargas 2004 17.5
SP Jose Fernandez 2011 14.5
SP Trevor Williams 2013 5.9
SP Chris Paddack 2015 2.4
CL Steve Cishek 2007 8.5
RP Brad Hand 2008 6.3
RP Scott Olsen 2002 4.7
RP AJ Ramos 2009 4.3
RP Chris Volstad 2005 3.1
RP Dan Jennings 2008 1.8
RP Nick Wittgren 2012 1.5

The Marlins have produced some legitimate stars over the last two decades - it's too bad that financial hurdles resulted in almost all of them being traded away. Stanton and Yelich have combined for two MVPs, a home run crown, two batting titles, five Silver Sluggers, and six All-Star nods. Gonzalez never played a game with Miami but enjoyed a very good 15-year run that saw him post a career .843 OPS with five All-Star selections. The team's eye for pitching also can't be ignored. Johnson won an ERA title and Fernandez looked like a perennial Cy Young threat before his death. Paddack is one of the best young hurlers in the big leagues, albeit with the Padres.

7. Arizona Diamondbacks

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Chris Snyder 2002 7.4
1B Paul Goldschmidt 2009 39.2
2B Dan Uggla 2001 23.2
3B Mark Reynolds 2004 10.7
SS Stephen Drew 2004 14.9
OF Justin Upton 2005 36.8
OF Adam Eaton 2010 19.3
OF A.J. Pollock 2009 18.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Max Scherzer 2006 58.8
SP Brandon Webb 2000 29.6
SP Trevor Bauer 2011 17.4
SP Wade Miley 2008 15.4
SP Brett Anderson 2006 14.3
CL Archie Bradley 2011 5.5
RP Josh Collmenter 2007 5.1
RP Brad Keller 2013 4.8
RP Andrew Chafin 2011 4.0
RP Bryan Shaw 2008 3.3
RP Ryan Cook 2008 2.8
RP Sergio Santos 2002 2.3

Teams that excel in the draft are able to find talent in the middle and later rounds. The Diamondbacks proved that they have a great eye for prospects when they plucked Goldschmidt in the eighth round in 2009. The slugging first baseman surpassed all expectations by becoming one of the best players in baseball. On the flip side, Upton, a former first overall pick, is a four-time All-Star, but more was expected out of a player that could've been a generational talent. Arizona looks great for drafting Scherzer, who's a three-time Cy Young winner and future Hall of Famer. However, trading the ace to the Tigers after 37 career starts is a tough pill to swallow. Webb, meanwhile, is one of the most underappreciated starters over the last two decades. The right-hander won the 2006 NL Cy Young and finished second in voting for the award in the following two seasons.

6. Milwaukee Brewers

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Jonathan Lucroy 2007 37.0
1B Prince Fielder 2002 27.5
2B Rickie Weeks 2003 18.4
3B Scooter Gennett 2009 10.3
SS J.J. Hardy 2001 27.6
OF Ryan Braun 2005 43.7
OF Lorenzo Cain 2004 28.8
OF Michael Brantley 2005 23.8

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Yovani Gallardo 2004 21.1
SP Jake Odorizzi 2008 13.7
SP Mike Fiers 2009 10.7
SP Jimmy Nelson 2010 8.1
SP Jordan Yamamoto 2014 0.9
CL Jeremy Jeffress 2006 3.8
RP Brandon Woodruff 2014 4.3
RP Brent Suter 2012 3.1
RP Craig Breslow 2002 2.0
RP Tom Wilhelmsen 2002 1.9
RP Tyler Thornburg 2010 1.8
RP Caleb Thielbar 2009 1.1

The Brewers have a knack for selecting great position players. The outfield trio of Braun, Cain, and Brantley might be the best overall on both sides of the ball on this list, even though Brantley never played for the team. Milwaukee also drafted Lucroy, whose 8.2 WAR in 2014 was second only to Angels superstar Mike Trout. The club's track record for pitching is a different story, however. Gallardo, Odorizzi, and Fiers are fine middle-of-the-rotation guys but lack elite talent. Yamamoto may turn into something but he now pitches for the Marlins.

5. Houston Astros

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Jason Castro 2008 14.5
1B J.D. Davis 2014 1.9
2B Ben Zobrist 2004 44.4
3B Alex Bregman 2015 20.5
SS Carlos Correa 2012 18.5
OF Hunter Pence 2004 31.7
OF George Springer 2011 24.6
OF Ramon Laureano 2014 6.0
DH J.D. Martinez 2009 24.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Dallas Keuchel 2009 18.4
SP Bud Norris 2006 11.0
SP Lance McCullers 2012 9.8
SP Mike Foltynewicz 2010 7.8
SP Vince Velasquez 2010 6.5
CL Chad Qualls 2000 5.6
RP Jordan Lyles 2008 6.1
RP Daniel Mengden 2014 2.5
RP Trent Thornton 2015 1.9
RP Adrian Houser 2011 1.7
RP Josh James 2014 0.9
RP Matt Albers 2001 0.8

After being so terrible for so long, the Astros were able to stockpile plenty of high-profile draft picks that are still paying dividends. While seeing the likes of Zobrist and Martinez become All-Stars in other organizations may be painful, the current offensive core of Bregman, Correa, and Springer is homegrown. Keuchel - who won a Cy Young with the Astros - and McCullers were also part of Houston's first World Series-winning team. Just think how much better the club would have been had it taken Kris Bryant over Mark Appel in 2013.

4. Chicago Cubs

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Geovany Soto 2001 16.4
1B Justin Bour 2009 4.3
2B DJ LeMahieu 2009 16.5
3B Josh Donaldson 2007 41.4
SS Javier Baez 2011 13.9
OF Kris Bryant 2013 27.8
OF Josh Harrison 2008 10.5
OF Kyle Schwarber 2014 9.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Ricky Nolasco 2001 26.1
SP Jeff Samardzija 2006 20.0
SP Dontrelle Willis 2000 16.8
SP Mark Prior 2001 16.3
SP Rich Hill 2002 16.0
CL Blake Parker 2006 2.2
RP Andrew Cashner 2008 11.3
RP Sean Marshall 2003 9.2
RP Zack Godley 2013 6.0
RP Jerry Blevins 2004 3.9
RP Chris Rusin 2009 3.7
RP Tony Zych 2011 1.1

The Cubs have drafted really well over the last two decades, even if few members of the 2016 World Series-winning squad were homegrown. Of the names listed above, only Bryant, Baez, and Schwarber were on the roster that broke the curse. Donaldson spent a year as a catcher in the Cubs' system before ultimately being traded to Oakland. Similarly, players like Nolasco, Willis, and Harrison found success in different uniforms. But Chicago has long proven to be aggressive on the trade front, as the team dealt Cashner to the Padres for a package that included Anthony Rizzo, who has since become one of the primary faces of the franchise.

3. Atlanta Braves

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Brian McCann 2002 54.5
1B Freddie Freeman 2007 34.6
2B Nick Ahmed 2011 4.3
3B Yunel Escobar 2005 23.7
SS Andrelton Simmons 2010 24.9
OF Jason Heyward 2007 31.1
OF Kelly Johnson 2000 18.7
OF Evan Gattis 2010 8.9

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Adam Wainwright 2000 40.2
SP Charlie Morton 2002 19.9
SP Mike Minor 2009 14.9
SP Alex Wood 2012 13.6
SP Mike Soroka 2015 4.6
CL Craig Kimbrel 2008 17.0
RP Kris Medlen 2006 8.2
RP Tommy Hanson 2005 7.9
RP Brett Oberholtzer 2008 2.6
RP Zach Miner 2000 2.5
RP Jonny Venters 2005 2.3
RP Blaine Boyer 2000 1.0

Baseball's model of consistency, the Braves have reached the postseason in 11 of the last 20 years despite Minor being the only top-10 selection among the names listed above. Although Wainwright, Heyward, and Soroka were all first-rounders, some of Atlanta's best picks have come in the second round, where McCann, Freeman, and Simmons were all taken. Kimbrel, baseball's best closer of the last 10 years, was selected in the third round. Still, much of the franchise's recent success on draft day came before 2010, outside of a couple exceptions. Time will tell how the likes of Ian Anderson and Shea Langeliers - top-10 picks in 2016 and 2019, respectively - will pan out, and if the Braves are still evaluating talent at a top level.

2. Boston Red Sox

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Christian Vazquez 2008 9.0
1B Anthony Rizzo 2007 29.2
2B Dustin Pedroia 2004 46.6
3B Kevin Youkilis 2001 30.2
SS Jed Lowrie 2005 20.1
OF Mookie Betts 2011 37.2
OF Jacoby Ellsbury 2005 30.3
OF Jackie Bradley Jr. 2011 13.5
DH Josh Reddick 2006 19.5

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Jon Lester 2002 46.1
SP Justin Masterson 2006 16.4
SP Clay Buchholz 2005 16.2
SP Brian Johnson 2012 0.5
SP Michael Kopech 2014 N/A
CL Jonathan Papelbon 2003 19.4
RP Ryan Pressly 2012 5.2
RP Matt Barnes 2011 3.6
RP Brandon Workman 2010 2.9
RP Daniel Bard 2006 2.6
RP Alex Wilson 2009 2.4
RP Manny Delcarmen 2000 1.9

The Red Sox have drafted an All-Star at each position other than catcher over the last two decades, including a pair of MVPs and three players that have finished in the top three in MVP voting. This is the best lineup any team can boast in our rankings - a mix of power, speed, and on-base skill in addition to a ridiculous 15 Gold Gloves combined. The organization's ability to produce pitching hasn't been quite as solid, though, especially in recent years. Of the 105 pitchers Boston has drafted in the first 10 rounds since 2000, only six have made at least 20 major-league starts. Having Lester - who ranks eighth in WAR among starters since debuting in 2006 - lead the rotation, and Papelbon - one of the game's elite closers - anchor the relief corps makes Boston's team as good as anyone's.

1. Washington Nationals

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Derek Norris 2007 9.6
1B Ryan Zimmerman 2005 38.2
2B Danny Espinosa 2008 8.3
3B Anthony Rendon 2011 32.7
SS Ian Desmond 2004 17.9
OF Bryce Harper 2010 35.1
OF Grady Sizemore 2000 29.7
OF Jason Bay 2000 21.5

Pitching staff

Position Player Drafted WAR
SP Cliff Lee 2000 48.2
SP Jordan Zimmermann 2007 25.4
SP Stephen Strasburg 2009 36.7
SP Robbie Ray 2010 12.2
SP Lucas Giolito 2012 4.8
CL Chad Cordero 2003 2.7
RP Marco Estrada 2005 11.6
RP Craig Stammen 2005 7.5
RP Tommy Milone 2008 6.7
RP Brad Peacock 2006 4.9
RP Drew Storen 2009 4.4
RP Nate Karns 2009 2.9

The Nationals/Expos franchise has built a legacy as the gold standard of drafting and developing talent. Its all-drafted team includes an MVP, a Cy Young winner, a World Series MVP, a Reliever of the Year, and two Rookie of the Year honorees, plus a countless number of All-Star appearances, Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers, and several members of last year's World Series champions. Drafting Strasburg and Harper first overall in consecutive years helps, of course, but this franchise has also done a stellar job of mining talent in the later rounds, with several of those selections making the all-drafted team. Second base stands out as the lone position where the organization didn't draft an All-Star player, but you can hardly call it a weak spot. The Nationals/Expos have far and away been the best at drafting over the last 20 seasons.

Ranking all-drafted MLB teams since 2000: 10-1
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