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How is the 2013 draft beginning to shape up? Why didn't Reds lefthander Tony Cingrani rank higher on league Top 20 Prospects list? Can Pirates lefthander Rinku Singh complete his Cinderella story?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

Teen Trio Presents Top 10 Challenge

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Putting together a prospect list involves parsing through statistics and scouting reports, balancing performance and potential. What makes that process fun and exasperating at the same time is that there are few clear-cut answers.

Minors | #2012#Column

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How do Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy & Shelby Miller compare? Could Mike Zunino make the Mariners' Opening Day roster? How many picks are protected from free-agent compensation in the 2013 draft?

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How good is Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson? Will the move to the ACC help or hurt Notre Dame? Can Yankees switch-pitcher Pat Venditte make the majors?

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Who are the best prospects of the last five years? Did the Twins' J.O. Berrios have the best pitching debut of any 2012 draftee? How well does the Orioles' Manny Machado profile at third base?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Who are the best prospects currently in the minors? Who are the players who just missed the cut for the Cape Cod League Top 30 Prospects list? Can Phillies slugger Darin Ruf become an all-star?

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Triple-Digit Steals Don’t Assure Big League Success

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Billy Hamilton has annihilated the minor league stolen base record with 155. He'll lead two different circuits in steals, another unprecedented feat. Now comes the hard part: becoming a standout big leaguer. Of the 19 minor leaguers before Hamilton to reach triple figures in steals, just one managed to pull that off.

Minors | #2012#Column

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The Rangers' Jurickson Profar is the best all-around shortstop prospect since who? In the wake of Mike Trout's performance, will teams place more emphasis on scouting the Northeast? How good is Astros second baseman Delino DeShields Jr.?

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Which farm system will make the biggest jump in BA's Prospect Handbook rankings from 2012 to 2013? How many prospects combine contact and power like Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras? Who's the best of the first baseman from the first round of the 2008 draft?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA