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Where do baseball's best come from?

Updated: June 4, 2009, 1:47 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com

We hope Stephen Strasburg lives up to the hype. We hope baseball gets another rising star for fans to follow. But we also know that we're hoping against history, that pitching prospects -- no matter how fast the radar guns read -- are risky propositions to succeed.

Since most top pitching draft choices fail to become stars, we thought we'd take a look at where baseball's best pitchers do come from. In the chart below, we included any starting pitcher who (1) ranked in the top ...

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