All-homegrown Cubs and White Sox rosters

All-homegrown Cubs and White Sox rosters
August 12, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Player movement is constant in Major League Baseball. The Cubs, according to STATS Inc., lead MLB with 50 players used this season.

But what if teams were not allowed to trade players or if players were not allowed to leave via free agency?

Domenic Lanza of It's All About the Money took a look at how all 30 MLB teams would look if they were only allowed to build their rosters through the draft and the amateur/international markets.

Notable players that would still play on the North Side include Andrew Cashner, Kyle Lohse, Ricky Nolasco, Josh Donaldson and Jose Molina. 

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Here's a look at how the Cubs' hypothetical lineup and rotation would shape up:

-- Jose Molina, C
-- Tyler Colvin, 1B
-- Darwin Barney, 2B
-- Josh Donaldson, 3B
-- Starlin Castro, SS
-- Junior Lake, OF
-- Brett Jackson, OF
-- Sam Fuld, OF

-- Jeff Samardzija, SP
-- Andrew Cashner, SP
-- Ricky Nolasco, SP
-- Kyle Lohse, SP
-- Jon Garland, SP

For the White Sox, some well-known names on the list include Mark Buehrle, Brandon McCarthy, Gio Gonzalez, Mike Morse and Chris Young.

Hypothetically, their starting nine and rotation would look something like this:

-- Josh Phegley, C
-- Mike Morse, 1B
-- Gordon Beckham, 2B
-- Brent Morel, 3B
-- Alexei Ramirez, SS
-- Chris Carter, OF
-- Jordan Danks, OF
-- Chris Young, OF
-- Dayan Vicideo, DH

-- Chris Sale, SP
-- Gio Gonzalez, SP
-- Brandon McCarthy, SP
-- Mark Buehrle, SP
-- Daniel Hudson, SP

The Miami Marlins may have the scariest "homegrown" roster, due to the presence of Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton in heart of their lineup. 

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Some notable Cubs and White Sox players around the league include:

-- Paul Konerko, Los Angeles Dodgers
-- Anthony Rizzo, Boston Red Sox
-- Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Reds
-- Edwin Jackson, Los Angeles Dodgers
-- Travis Wood, Cincinnati Reds
-- David DeJesus, Kansas City Royals

With the list, fans can see how well (or poorly) their favorite team has developed players. The White Sox might have the most impressive starting rotation on the list, while the Cubs' roster makes Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's rebuilding efforts seem even more logical.