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Split Decisions: Future Closers

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As part of our 19th annual Top 100 Prospects list, we present Split Decisions, where our prospect experts explain why they favored certain players over others. Editors in chief Will Lingo and John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis and national writer Chris Kline put together the Top 100 and defend their thinking. Here's a look at a pair of likely future closers: Max Scherzer and Chris Perez.

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Split Decisions: Low K Rate Pitchers

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As part of our 19th annual Top 100 Prospects list, we present Split Decisions, where our prospect experts explain why they favored certain players over others. Editors in chief Will Lingo and John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis and national writer Chris Kline put together the Top 100 and defend their thinking. Here's a look at three righthanders who are bunched together in the rankings: Carlos Carrasco, Chris Volstad and Nick Blackburn.

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Split Decisions: Apples And Oranges

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As part of our 19th annual Top 100 Prospects list, we present Split Decisions, where our prospect experts explain why they favored certain players over others. Editors in chief Will Lingo and John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis and national writer Chris Kline put together the Top 100 and defend their thinking. Here they compare two outfielders with dramatically different resumes: Kosuke Fukudome and Jason Heyward.

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Split Decisions: Future AL East Aces

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As part of our 19th annual Top 100 Prospects list, we present Split Decisions, where our prospect experts explain why they favored certain players over others. Editors in chief Will Lingo and John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis and national writer Chris Kline put together the Top 100 and defend their thinking. First up is a discussion of the game's top two pitching prospects: Clay Buchholz and Joba Chamberlain.

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Aztecs Finish The Job

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San Diego State leaped into the top 25 this morning after taking two of three games from No. 11 San Diego, but there was still a chance the Toreros could […]

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Three Strikes: Feb. 25

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Strike One: Raising Arizona My ambitious travel plan for college baseball’s opening weekend was compromised by lousy weather across the Southeast on Friday and a good friend’s funeral Saturday in […]

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Opening Weekend Tidbits

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The first weekend of Division I college baseball produced some news regarding top draft prospects. A quick rundown: • Preseason All-American Pedro Alvarez, the consensus (but not unanimous) top prospect […]

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Top 100 Prospects: Best Of The Rest

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In the first step of our Top 100 process, each voter compiles a personal top 150, and then we tabulate them and let the arguments begin. They couldn't crack the official Top 100, but 92 additional prospects received votes in the top 150s. Here they are in alphabetical order, with the number of votes they received and their highest ranking on any list.

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College Top 25: Feb. 25

Arizona won a series on the road to open the 2008 season and vaulted over fellow Pacific-10 Conference team UCLA into the top spot in Baseball America's college Top 25 rankings.

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Decker Shines Early

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The annual high school preview edition hadn’t even finished going to press before a prospect made headlines. Jaff Decker, an outfielder/lefthander from Sunrise Mountain High in Peoria, Ariz. took the […]

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