Power Rank: 4
Payroll Rank: 29 ($41 million)
Even with the departures of free agents Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena, the Rays' player development machine keeps them competitive. The club’s top four starting pitchers--David Price, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson and Wade Davis--all came via the amateur draft. Too bad the fans don’t care enough to come out.
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