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Soria, KC - Mexico

Bautista, HOU - DR

Martinez, NY - DR

Santana, LAA - DR

Jiminez, COL - DR

Okajima, BOS - Japan

Kuroda, LAD - Japan

Nolasco, FLA - USA

Eveland, OAK - USA

Nothing shocking here. If you listed the top 20 overall players in terms of value in MLB right now, I'm sure 75% of them would be from another country.

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Nothing shocking here. If you listed the top 20 overall players in terms of value in MLB right now, I'm sure 75% of them would be from another country.

That may be overstating things a bit, but it does highlight the folly of the prior Orioles braintrusts that seemed to put international scouting way, way back on the back burner.

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This is extremely subjective, but I'd imagine one person's list COULD look something like this:

Johan Santana - Venezuela

David Oritz - DR

Alex Rodriguez - DR/US (not sure which applies)

Manny Ramirez - DR

Albert Pujols - DR

Miguel Cabrera - Ven.

Jose Reyes - DR

Hanley Ramirez - DR

Vladimir Guerrero - DR

Ichiro - Japan

Now obviously I've left out a lot of American players like Josh Hamilton and there are more Americans in the top tier of pitchers than position players (Sabathia, Webb, Peavy, etc), but you see my point. A ton of the top tier talent in MLB are not from this country.

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