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Gems Among The Almosts

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Here is our annual all-star team of American League prospects who couldn't make the Top 10 cut. The squad has featured star-in-the-making Howie Kendrick (2004) and stud lefty Jake McGee (2006) in the past, while last year's edition included Chris Davis, who ranked second in the minors in homers (36) and RBIs (118) last year.

Minors | #2008#Column

Fastball 101: Bringing The Heat

Ben Badler -

Pitchers with premium velocity have an advantage because their heat gives themselves a bit more margin for error. A quicker fastball has a better chance of missing bats, keeping the […]


News From The Palmetto State

Aaron Fitt -

We’ve got a handful of notes to pass along from the state of South Carolina. First, at Clemson, two-sport recruit Kyle Parker has enrolled early and will play baseball for […]


Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Jan. 12 and Jan. 22. Last week’s transactions available here. Atlanta Braves Traded: RHP Joey Devine and RHP Jamie Richmond […]

Minors | #Transactions

Sources Of Talent

Matt Eddy -

The Prospect Handbook is here. We excitedly thumbed through our copies Friday when they arrived in Durham. To get your own, visit the BA store or give us a call […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Preseason College Top 25

The Pacific-10 Conference could be in for a banner year in 2008. Four Pac-10 teams grace the top 10 in Baseball America's preseason rankings, led by No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Arizona.

College | #2008#Top 25

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

How do the top five picks in the 2008 figure to unfold? How does Braves righty Julio Teheran's stuff compare to that of Felix Hernandez at the same stage of their careers? What's the lowdown on the little-reported Ralph Henriquez-Josh Appell trade between the Astros and Mets?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA