Homegrown in the AL Central

This is a look at how teams in the division have developed starting pitching from 2002 to ’12. If a starter has become a reliever, then he doesn’t count. That means Glen Perkins and Luke Hochevar are not eligible for this list. It shows that the Twins aren’t the only to struggle with developing starters — but it also shows they haven’t hit on top-end talent, either.

Team Draftees to reach majors Most notable Draftees’ total WAR

Tigers 7 Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello 66.2

White Sox 12 Chris Sale, Gio Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy 64.6

Royals 6 Zack Greinke 60.5

Twins 8 Scott Baker, Matt Garza 48.8

Indians 8 Jeremy Guthrie, Chris Archer 42.2

Note: WAR is Wins above Replacement