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Dodgers, Twins Have Most Homegrown Players On 2019 Postseason Rosters

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For evidence of the Dodgers’ player development machine, look no further than their postseason roster.

Sixteen of the 25 players on the Dodgers’ Division Series roster are homegrown, the most of any team in the 2019 postseason.

The Twins are next with 13 homegrown players. The Cardinals follow with 12.

Two of the Dodgers' homegrown players (Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda) were signed as foreign professionals and another (Russell Martin) returned to the Dodgers after re-signing with them in the offseason. Even if those three are removed from the Dodgers’ total, they would still be tied for the most homegrown players of any playoff team with 13.

For the purpose of this exercise, "homegrown" is defined as the team that originally signed the player.

The Dodgers' homegrown talent encompasses every demographic. Nine are pitchers and seven are position players. Five were signed internationally and 11 were acquired through the draft. Some were acquired last decade (i.e. Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen) and others were acquired this decade (i.e. Cody Bellinger, Gavin Lux).

The Dodgers have an additional three homegrown players (Yordan Alvarez, Devin Smeltzer and Joakim Soria) on other teams’ postseason rosters, giving them 19 total homegrown players in the postseason.

The Cardinals match that total. In addition to the 12 homegrown players on their roster, seven others (Tommy Pham, Joe Kelly, Matt Adams, Adam Ottavino, Luke Voit, Tyler Lyons and Aledmys Diaz) are on other teams’ postseason rosters.

The Yankees have eight homegrown players on their postseason roster and another nine on other teams’ postseason rosters.

Among teams who missed the playoffs, the D-backs, Mariners and Tigers have the most homegrown players on postseason rosters with nine.

The list of former D-backs playing in the postseason for other teams is a star-studded one: Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock, Adam Eaton, Gerardo Parra, Dansby Swanson, Chase Anderson, Wade Miley and Colin Poche.

The nine homegrown Mariners participating in the postseason for other teams are James Paxton, Chris Taylor, Emilio Pagan, Ryan Yarbrough, Mike Zunino, Ji-Man Choi, Freddy Peralta, Asdrubal Cabrera and Zack Littell. And for the Tigers: Justin VerlanderAndrew MillerMatt JoyceChad GreenHernan PerezFernando RodneyCameron MaybinWilly Adames, and Avisail Garcia.

Here is the full list of homegrown players on each team’s postseason roster.

NOTE: Wild Card game rosters are used for Brewers and Athletics. All other teams are Division Series rosters.

*Initially signed by the team as an amateur and returned to the team after playing elsewhere.

Dodgers (16): Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenley Jansen, Pedro Baez, Kenta Maeda, Dustin May, Ross Stripling, Julio Urias, Matt Beaty, Cody Bellinger, Gavin Lux, Joc Pederson, Russell Martin*, Corey Seager, Will Smith

Twins (13): Jose Berrios, Kyle Gibson, Brusdar Graterol, Randy Dobnak, Tyler Duffey, Taylor Rogers, Cody Stashak, Mitch Garver, Luis Arraez, Jorge Polanco, Miguel Sano, Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario

Cardinals (12): Yadier Molina, Jack Flaherty, Dakota Hudson, Carlos Martinez, Matt Carpenter, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, Ryan Helsley, Kolten Wong, Harrison Bader, Randy Arozarena, Daniel Ponce de Leon

Nationals (8): Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, Juan Soto, Victor Robles, Michael A. Taylor, Wander Suero, Austin Voth

Yankees (8): Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Austin Romine, Tommy Kahnle*, Tyler Wade

Astros (8): Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Kyle Tucker, Myles Straw, Josh James, Jose Urquidy

Brewers (7): Brandon Woodruff, Keston Hiura, Ryan Braun, Orlando Arcia, Trent Grisham, Brent Suter, Tyrone Taylor

Braves (6): Mike Soroka, Brian McCann*, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr., Tyler Flowers*

Rays (6): Blake Snell, Kevin Kiermaier, Brandon Lowe, Brendan McKay, Diego Castillo, Yonny Chirinos

Athletics (6): Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Chad Pinder, A.J. Puk, Sean Murphy, Seth Brown

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In addition, here is a chart of all players in the postseason who were developed by other teams.

Angels (5): Patrick CorbinHowie KendrickDarren O'DayC.J. CronMartin Maldonado 

Astros (5): Mike FoltynewiczRamon LaureanoDallas Keuchel, Kikè HernandezJason Castro

Athletics (4): Max MuncySean DoolittleYairo MunozKurt Suzuki 

Blue Jays (6): Eric ThamesFranklin BarretoYan GomesRoberto Osuna, Adeiny HechavarriaJake Marisnick 

Braves (2): Charlie MortonJunior Guerra 

Brewers (5): Nick AndersonMike FiersKhris DavisJake OdorizziMichael Brantley 

Cardinals (7): Tommy PhamJoe KellyMatt AdamsAdam OttavinoLuke VoitTyler LyonsAledmys Diaz 

Cubs (7): Josh DonaldsonRich HillGleyber TorresDJ LeMahieuMarwin GonzalezRobinson ChirinosJay Jackson 

D-backs (9): Max ScherzerPaul GoldschmidtA.J. PollockAdam EatonGerardo ParraDansby SwansonChase AndersonWade MileyColin Poche 

Dodgers (3): Yordan AlvarezJoakim SoriaDevin Smeltzer 

Giants (5): Matt DuffyAdam DuvallJonathan LoaisigaSergio RomoEhire Adrianza 

Indians (6): Yandy DiazDrew PomeranzJosh TomlinGio UrshelaHector RondonJoey Wendle 

Mariners (9): James PaxtonChris TaylorEmilio PaganRyan YarbroughMike ZuninoJi-Man ChoiFreddy PeraltaAsdrubal CabreraZack Littell 

Marlins (3) : Giancarlo StantonMarcell OzunaMark Canha 

Mets (5): Nelson CruzYusmeiro PetitAdam KolarekLuis CessaJoe Smith 

Nationals (3): Jesus LuzardoRyan BuchterSheldon Neuse 

Orioles (5): Josh HaderNick MarkakisZack BrittonJonathan SchoopOliver Drake 

Padres (5): Max FriedTrea TurnerDavid FreeseCory SpangenbergEric Sogard 

Phillies (4): J.A. HappJake DiekmanTrevor MayTravis d'Arnaud 

Pirates (4): Gerrit ColeTyler GlasnowAustin MeadowsRobbie Grossman 

Rangers (5): Jurickson ProfarEdwin EncarnacionAlex ClaudioManny PinaLuke Jackson 

Rays (1): Genesis Cabrera 

Red Sox (6): Travis ShawJosh ReddickJ.B. WendelkenAnibal SanchezHunter StricklandRyan Pressly

Reds (6): Yasmani GrandalJustin TurnerBilly HamiltonAroldis ChapmanDidi GregoriusTanner Rainey 

Rockies (5): Dexter FowlerChaz RoeChris MartinRafael OrtegaWill Harris

Royals (4): Zack GreinkeMike MoustakasSean ManaeaLorenzo Cain 

Tigers (9): Justin VerlanderAndrew MillerMatt JoyceChad GreenHernan PerezFernando RodneyCameron MaybinWilly AdamesAvisail Garcia 

Twins (2): Liam HendriksBrian Dozier 

White Sox (5): Marcus SemienJose MartinezDaniel HudsonChris BassittJosh Phegley 

Yankees (9): Mark MelanconShane GreeneFrancisco CervelliGiovanny GallegosTyler WebbBen GamelTyler AustinJohn BrebbiaJake Cave

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