Ranking all-drafted MLB teams since 2000: 20-11
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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 2:

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

30-21 I 20-11 I 10-1

20. Oakland Athletics

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Kurt Suzuki 2004 10.0
1B Matt Olson 2012 9.4
2B Cliff Pennington 2005 7.3
3B Matt Chapman 2014 15.5
SS Addison Russell 2012 9.4
OF Nick Swisher 2002 25.1
OF Andre Ethier 2004 24.2
OF Chad Pinder 2013 2.7
DH Max Muncy 2012 9.4

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Joe Blanton 2002 20.8
SP Sonny Gray 2011 18.4
SP Rich Harden 2000 16.5
SP Jeremy Bonderman 2011 15.9
SP Tyson Ross 2008 10.7
CL Huston Street 2004 10.6
RP Sean Doolittle 2007 11.1
RP Blake Treinen 2011 6.2
RP Andrew Bailey 2006 4.2
RP A.J. Griffin 2010 3.2
RP Jared Burton 2002 2.9
RP Ryan Webb 2004 2.9

The A's have enjoyed their fair share of draft success. Gray contended for a Cy Young before he was traded in 2017, Swisher and Blanton had some of their best years in the Bay Area, and Chapman and Olson are two of MLB's brightest stars. It certainly hasn't all been positive over the last two decades, as the Athletics passed on Mike Trout to draft Grant Green in 2009 - handing him a signing bonus that was more than double what the Angels gave Trout - and made a similar mistake the following year by choosing Michael Choice over Chris Sale and Yasmani Grandal.

19. Colorado Rockies

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Chris Iannetta 2004 7.6
1B Garrett Atkins 2000 6.4
2B Trevor Story 2011 15.4
3B Nolan Arenado 2009 31.3
SS Troy Tulowitzki 2005 38.2
OF Dexter Fowler 2004 21.0
OF Charlie Blackmon 2008 21.0
OF Seth Smith 2004 13.5

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Jeff Francis 2002 16.2
SP Jon Gray 2013 13.1
SP Kyle Freeland 2014 6.3
SP Tyler Anderson 2011 5.0
SP Christian Friedrich 2008 3.1
CL Will Harris 2006 6.2
RP Chad Bettis 2010 5.0
RP Rex Brothers 2009 2.5
RP Scott Oberg 2012 2.4
RP Chaz Roe 2005 1.8
RP Sean Green 2000 1.3
RP Xavier Cedeno 2004 1.2

The Rockies drafted legitimate stars in Tulowitzki and Arenado. The pair are among the best at their respective positions over the last two decades and have been true franchise pillars. The pitching side, however, seems like a never-ending problem. Almost every team would love to have a redo in hindsight, but things could've turned out much differently for the Rockies had they made better use of their top-three picks in 2006, 2013, and 2015. Instead of Greg Reynolds, Brendan Rodgers, and Jon Gray, imagine Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Judge, and Walker Buehler. Of the 12 pitchers listed above, only Will Harris has been named an All-Star.

18. Cincinnati Reds

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Yasmani Grandal 2010 32.6
1B Joey Votto 2002 56.2
2B Justin Turner 2006 26.0
3B Todd Frazier 2007 24.2
SS Zack Cozart 2007 13.0
OF Jay Bruce 2005 20.3
OF Drew Stubbs 2006 11.6
OF Billy Hamilton 2009 10.4

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Mike Leake 2009 18.2
SP Homer Bailey 2004 16.4
SP Travis Wood 2005 8.7
SP Tyler Mahle 2013 2.1
SP Sal Romano 2011 2.0
CL Brad Boxberger 2009 0.2
RP Michael Lorenzen 2013 2.4
RP Tony Cingrani 2011 2.1
RP Sam LeCure 2005 2.1
RP Dustin Moseley 2000 2.0
RP Robert Stephenson 2011 1.0
RP Amir Garrett 2011 -0.2

The Reds have shown a knack for drafting good hitters, and for the most part have reaped the benefits of these players' best years. For more than a decade, Votto has been one of baseball's best hitters, Frazier hit more than half of his 214 career homers in a Reds uniform, and Bruce was a three-time All-Star in Cincinnati. Pitching has been a different story. Cincinnati's best-drafted pitchers by WAR are Leake, who has never been more than an average starter, and Bailey, who was a mixed bag of success during his Reds tenure.

17. New York Mets

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Kevin Plawecki 2012 1.9
1B Pete Alonso 2016 4.8
2B Daniel Murphy 2006 24.2
3B David Wright 2001 52.0
SS Gavin Cecchini 2012 -0.3
OF Michael Conforto 2014 14.0
OF Jeff McNeil 2013 7.3
OF Lucas Duda 2007 7.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Jacob deGrom 2010 31.5
SP Scott Kazmir 2002 25.2
SP Matt Harvey 2010 14.4
SP Michael Fulmer 2011 8.2
SP Steven Matz 2009 5.8
CL Joe Smith 2006 7.3
RP Jon Niese 2005 12.5
RP Collin McHugh 2008 12.0
RP Seth Lugo 2011 5.7
RP Dillon Gee 2007 5.0
RP Matt Lindstrom 2002 4.6
RP Bobby Parnell 2005 4.4

The Mets struck gold in 2001 when they used the 38th pick to draft Wright, who'd become one of the greatest players in franchise history before injuries forced him into early retirement. The Mets might have outdone themselves nine years later when they selected two-time Cy Young winner deGrom in the ninth round. Generally, the Mets have been solid at finding pitching value in the draft, but time will tell if they've improved at selecting hitters. Alonso, Conforto, and McNeil are big parts of the team's current core, but it's too early to gauge whether their success can be sustainable.

16. Philadelphia Phillies

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Travis d'Arnaud 2007 10.3
1B Ryan Howard 2001 19.6
2B Chase Utley 2000 62.9
3B Scott Kingery 2015 2.6
SS J.P. Crawford 2013 2.1
OF Michael Bourn 2003 21.8
OF Rhys Hoskins 2014 7.1
OF Domonic Brown 2006 0.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Cole Hamels 2002 51.6
SP J.A. Happ 2004 20.7
SP Aaron Nola 2014 17.2
SP Gavin Floyd 2001 16.0
SP Kyle Gibson 2009 13.0
CL Ken Giles 2011 9.7
RP Vance Worley 2008 6.3
RP Brad Ziegler 2003 6.0
RP Jake Diekman 2007 5.2
RP Trevor May 2008 4.5
RP Taylor Buchholz 2000 3.4
RP Josh Outman 2005 2.9

The Phillies laid the groundwork for a championship via the draft in the early 2000s. In three consecutive years, they selected Utley, Howard, and Hamels, who were instrumental in helping the club win the 2008 World Series. Philadelphia hasn't been able to replicate that draft success since, although picking Nola seventh overall and Hoskins in the fifth round in 2014 has worked out thus far.

15. Los Angeles Angels

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Martin Maldonado 2004 12.6
1B Mike Napoli 2000 20.6
2B Howie Kendrick 2002 31.3
3B David Fletcher 2015 5.3
SS Sean Rodriguez 2003 6.8
OF Mike Trout 2009 73.4
OF Kole Calhoun 2010 15.6
OF Randal Grichuk 2009 9.5
DH Mark Trumbo 2004 7.6

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Jered Weaver 2004 30.4
SP Patrick Corbin 2009 20.4
SP Garrett Richards 2009 11.3
SP Mike Clevinger 2011 11.0
SP Joe Saunders 2002 8.8
CL Bobby Jenks 2000 7.8
RP Will Smith 2008 6.9
RP Tyler Chatwood 2008 5.4
RP Jordan Walden 2006 4.3
RP Sean Newcomb 2014 3.4
RP Kevin Jepsen 2002 3.1
RP Cam Bedrosian 2010 2.5

Selecting Trout, the greatest player on the planet, earned the Angels a lot of draft credibility. However, their selections of Weaver, Kendrick, and Calhoun can't be overlooked, as the trio were mainstays for the Angels for several years. The same can't be said for Corbin or Clevinger, who found success at other clubs after being traded away for veteran pitching help. Had L.A. held onto the duo, its perpetual search for starting pitching might not be an issue. Instead, the Angels continue to boast one of baseball's worst rotations.

14. St. Louis Cardinals

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Yadier Molina 2000 54.0
1B Luke Voit 2013 4.0
2B Kolten Wong 2011 14.0
3B Matt Carpenter 2009 29.9
SS Paul DeJong 2015 10.5
OF Colby Rasmus 2005 18.4
OF Tommy Pham 2006 15.5
OF Jon Jay 2006 12.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Dan Haren 2001 40.4
SP Lance Lynn 2008 23.7
SP Jaime Garcia 2005 14.5
SP Michael Wacha 2012 10.8
SP Jack Flaherty 2014 7.0
CL Trevor Rosenthal 2009 7.1
RP Luke Gregerson 2006 8.8
RP Adam Ottavino 2006 6.7
RP Joe Kelly 2009 4.9
RP Jason Motte 2003 2.3
RP Kevin Siegrist 2008 1.9
RP Jordan Hicks 2015 0.9

The Cardinal Way seems to be working in St. Louis. The Cardinals have drafted well over the past 20 years and have also done a fantastic job of developing and keeping their talent. Molina appears on his way to the Hall of Fame, and Carpenter has also panned out pretty well for a 13th-round pick. Trading a stud like Haren, who pitched seven straight 200-plus-inning seasons, could be seen as an error, but he did net them Matt Holliday. Dealing Pham in his prime, however, was clearly the wrong decision.

13. Kansas City Royals

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Starting lineup

Position Player Draffted WAR
C Cam Gallagher 2011 0.4
1B Eric Hosmer 2008 9.9
2B Whit Merrifield 2010 12.3
3B Mike Moustakas 2007 16.1
SS Mike Aviles 2003 3.9
OF Alex Gordon 2005 32.1
OF David DeJesus 2000 25.5
OF Jarrod Dyson 2006 13.9
DH Billy Butler 2004 6.5

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Zack Greinke 2002 60.5
SP Danny Duffy 2007 14.0
SP Sean Manaea 2013 6.7
SP Jakob Junis 2011 3.9
SP Mike Montgomery 2008 3.8
CL Greg Holland 2007 11.6
RP Luke Hochevar 2006 9.0
RP J.P. Howell 2004 7.8
RP Blaine Hardy 2008 4.4
RP Matt Strahm 2012 2.8
RP Scott Alexander 2010 1.6
RP Louis Coleman 2009 0.4

The Royals have found a tremendous amount of draft success over the past 20 years. Not only did they get seven mostly strong seasons and a Cy Young out of Greinke, but his trade tree netted them multiple players who were integral to their 2015 World Series win (Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, and Wade Davis). Other players from that squad, including Gordon, Hosmer, and Moustakas were drafted and developed internally, and Holland had a solid three seasons as the team's closer. Four straight years of wasting early first-round picks from 2009-12, however, kept the Royals from being higher on this list.

12. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Russell Martin 2002 55.2
1B James Loney 2002 6.8
2B Dee Gordon 2008 12.6
3B Blake DeWitt 2004 1.9
SS Corey Seager 2012 18.2
OF Matt Kemp 2003 27.1
OF Cody Bellinger 2013 15.4
OF Joc Pederson 2010 13.1

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Clayton Kershaw 2006 64.5
SP Chad Billingsley 2003 19.3
SP Edwin Jackson 2001 17.7
SP Nathan Eovaldi 2008 12.0
SP Walker Buehler 2015 7.9
CL Jonathan Broxton 2002 10.7
RP Ross Stripling 2012 5.4
RP Joel Hanrahan 2000 3.9
RP Javy Guerra 2004 1.4
RP Paco Rodriguez 2012 1.3
RP Dustin May 2016 0.9
RP Tony Gonsolin 2016 0.6

The draft has been kind to the Dodgers. Martin was arguably baseball's best catcher during his first stint with L.A., Buehler looks like a future ace, and Kershaw and Bellinger have both won MVPs. All of the aforementioned players arrived at Chavez Ravine after developing in the Dodgers' system. While it's rare to see the Dodgers miss with their picks, they were never able to draft someone to man the hot corner. That's a small knock, however, as their success in the draft has played a significant role in their seven straight division titles.

11. San Francisco Giants

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Starting lineup

Position Player Drafted WAR
C Buster Posey 2008 52.7
1B Brandon Belt 2009 20.1
2B Joe Panik 2011 9.3
3B Matt Duffy 2012 7.6
SS Brandon Crawford 2008 21.2
OF Nate Schierholtz 2003 5.2
OF Adam Duvall 2010 5.1
OF Bryan Reynolds 2016 3.2

Pitching staff

Role Pitcher Drafted WAR
SP Madison Bumgarner 2007 31.3
SP Matt Cain 2002 28.1
SP Tim Lincecum 2006 27.5
SP Zack Wheeler 2009 12.6
SP Kevin Correia 2002 8.0
CL Brian Wilson 2003 6.4
RP Sergio Romo 2005 10.3
RP Jonathan Sanchez 2004 6.3
RP Clay Hensley 2002 4.0
RP Dan Otero 2007 3.0
RP Joe Biagini 2011 1.7
RP David Aardsma 2003 1.1

Winning three World Series in five seasons doesn't come easy, but the Giants managed to do it thanks to a solid core of players built through the draft. Until this past offseason, Posey, Bumgarner, Crawford, and Belt had all spent their entire careers in San Francisco, which speaks volumes about the team's ability to find, develop, and invest in a talented core. But, let's not forget just how dominant pitchers Lincecum and Cain were for the Giants, too. If the Giants could draft better outfielders, they might have cracked the top 10.

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