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Colorado Scouting Reports

John Manuel -Premium Content

Top prospects for the 2006 draft from the Centennial State, which offers some familiar names and interesting arms this year. Most of the state's best talents, including Luke Hochevar, gain notoriety elsewhere because the state has no Division I college baseball program.

Draft | #2006#Draft Preview

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Jim Callis -

Will the Mets sign draft-and-follow Pedro Beato? Will Luke Hochevar find the 2006 draft richer than 2005? Where will Rice's Eddie Degerman go in the draft?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Daily Dish: May 25

In today's Daily Dish, we profile Athletics outfielder Travis Buck, Pirates catcher Neil Walker, Rockies righthander Chaz Roe, Indians lefthander Jeremy Sowers, and update the status of injured A's first baseman Daric Barton.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Draft Dish: Feb. 15

John Manuel -

The NCAA finally has passed legislation that will usher in a national start date, making scouting director's jobs just a little easier.

Draft | #2006

Draft Dish: March 1

Allan Simpson -

The first month of the 2006 college season only served to reaffirm what scouting directors already knew—that this year's draft will be dominated by college pitching.

Draft | #2006

Draft Dish: March 20

John Manuel -

Washington coach Ken Knutson has heard what scouts think about his ace, Tim Lincecum. The 6-footer, whose listed weight is 165 pounds, is too small. His delivery, likened by some to a pinwheel, requires too much effort. His control—he walked 153 in his first 217 collegiate innings—is too scattershot.

Draft | #2006

Two-Way Star Prince Leads Washington State’s Youth Movement

Howie Stalwick -

Roy Hobbs is alive and well and playing for Washington State. On second thought, comparing Jared Prince to Hobbs is unfair to Prince. After all, Prince is starring at the plate, on the mound and in right field, and Hobbs could no longer pitch by the time Robert Redford played the fictional baseball star in "The Natural."

College | #2006