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Who wields MLB Draft "Power?"

It has become pretty obvious over the last half decade that no other teams are on the same level as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in terms of their ability to wield financial muscle to draft and sign intriguing and useful prospects year after year, in the early, late, and supplemental rounds.

So if we call NYY/BOS "Tier A" then which teams are Tier B?  The Tigers seem to have strong drafts.  Are they a Tier B+?  Or are Arizona and Oakland, who had deep drafts this year, just as likely to have a strong draft as Detroit or any other team?

What about teams like Kansas City and Pittsburgh, who have underutilized their drafts for years, but now seem to be reprioritizing, and going in the right direction.  Will they be able to redirect enough funds over the long haul to compete?

How would you rank the MLB teams into "Draft Power Tiers?" (for lack of a better term.)

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