What is the ranking of the Diamondbacks among teams with the most homegrown talent?

Where Diamondbacks Rank Among Teams With Most Homegrown Talent
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The Arizona Diamondbacks had a victorious season, clinching their first National League pennant since 2001. However, they ultimately fell to Texas in five games in the World Series.

In 2024, the team under the leadership of Torey Lovullo has the highest preseason championship odds for the franchise since 2016, with +2500 at Bet365 Arizona.

Arizona fans are thrilled to see the D’backs finding success with a core group of players who were developed within the organization, including top draft picks like Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas, Geraldo Perdomo, Brandon Pfaadt, and Merrill Kelly leading the team’s resurgence.

The youthful skill within the Diamondbacks has breathed new life into Arizona’s sports betting potential, with the team currently holding the fourth-best farm system in the Majors, as reported by Keith Law of The Athletic. As MLB Spring Training gets underway this week, we’re left wondering which teams have truly mastered the art of recruiting and maintaining talent. Utilizing FanGraphs.com, we analyzed the number of players drafted or signed on each MLB team’s projected 40-man roster for the upcoming season.

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MLB Teams with the Highest Number of Players Developed In-House

RankTeamNo. of PlayersPct. of Players
1Cleveland Guardians2562.5%
2Colorado Rockies2460%
3Houston Astros2357.5%
T-4Los Angeles Angels2152.5%
T-4Kansas City Royals2152.5%
6Arizona Diamondbacks2050%
T-7Detroit Tigers1947.5%
T-7Minnesota Twins1947.5%
T-7San Francisco Giants1947.5%
T-10Toronto Blue Jays1742.5%
T-10Cincinnati Reds1742.5%

According to Arizona sports betting apps, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the leading favorite to win the World Series with odds of +360, followed by Atlanta in second place with odds of +600.

Arizona is one of the top states for nurturing local talent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have 20 players on their 40-man MLB roster who were selected by the team, ranking them sixth in the league in terms of homegrown talent percentage. Leading the league in homegrown players on their 40-man rosters are Cleveland (25, 62.5%), Colorado (24, 60%), and Houston Astros (23, 57.5%).

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a preseason win total over/under of 83.5, as predicted by oddsmakers at ESPN. Coming off a successful 84-78 season, the D’backs are aiming to make the most of their homegrown talent. They swept both Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild Card and Divisional Series, then defeated Philadelphia in seven games to advance to the World Series for the first time in 22 years. Their regular season begins on March 28 at Chase Field against Colorado.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, who has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for outlets like ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, has now become the lead writer at yengols.com.

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