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Prospect Pulse: Sept. 24

Chris Kline -Premium Content

As the Arizona Fall League celebrates its 15th year of providing the very best in prospect action, the crop this season is again chock full of the top players in every organization. Ten players headed to the desert played at the Futures Game in Pittsburgh, and as of the midway mark of the minor league season in 2006, 46 2005 AFL alumni already had reached the big leagues.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Pulse

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Is Daisuke Matsuzaka worth all the fuss? How good would Elijah Dukes be if his makeup wasn't a huge concern? How much will Tommy John surgery dent Bryan Morris' prospect status?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Blue Jays Organization Report

Larry Millson -Premium Content

Davis Romero admits he was a little surprised to be called up when Scott Schoeneweis was traded to the Reds in mid-August. Surprised or not, he made a positive impression as a lefthanded reliever. And that bodes well for next year, when it appears that the Blue Jays will take a cheaper route in their bullpen, at least in the situational roles.

Majors | #2006#Organization Reports#Toronto Blue Jays

Cardinals Organization Report

Derrick Goold -Premium Content

For an organization that has taken its bruising for its talent on hand, its lack of minor league depth and its player development department restructuring, the Cardinals sure flexed their prospect muscles in the playoffs. The Cardinals leaned on three rookie relievers to handle the heft of bullpen innings in their National League Division Series win against the Padres.

Majors | #2006#Organization Reports#St. Louis Cardinals