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Prospect Q&A: Daniel Bard

David Laurila -

Red Sox 2006 first-rounder Daniel Bard has yet to throw a pitch professionally, but we caught up with him during Boston's instructional league in Fort Myers, Fla., where he's learning the ropes and opening eyes with his upper-90s heat.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Q&A

Going Deep: Joe Buck

Alan Schwarz -Premium Content

In the 10 years since Joe Buck called his first World Series at age 27, he has become the nation's primary network voice for both baseball and football, called about 9,642 hours of Yankees postseason games and, now that he works the Fox football pregame bacchanalia as well, learned to decode not just Tim McCarver but Terry Bradshaw, too. I caught up with Buck just before his first postseason broadcast this October to talk about Yankee overkill, the difference between football and baseball culture and just what bass fishing can do for a guy.

Majors | #2006#Column

Texas League Top 20 Prospects List

Will Lingo -

The Double-A Texas League had plenty of talent this season, most of it concentrated among four teams. While Tulsa (six players on this Top 20 list), Corpus Christi (four), Midland and Wichita (three each) had a host of interesting players on their rosters, the prospects were sparse at other league stops. The talent also showed on the field, as those four teams made the playoffs, with Corpus Christi beating Wichita in the championship series.

Minors | #2006#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings