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The ins and outs of Opening Day rosters

The Blue Jays top the majors in having originally signed the most players who were on Opening Day rosters to begin this season.

Originally Published: April 18, 2005
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

One question often posed regarding Opening Day rosters is how many players have been developed by different farm systems. Who produced the best players? Who has developed the most home runs, steals and pitcher's wins? Also, which draft rounds and colleges produced the most players? And how good were they?

Here's a detailed analysis of the 833 active and disabled-list players on this year's Opening Day rosters:

Organizations Many organizations rate their drafts and minor league systems ...

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