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Draft 2012: Prospects 1-25

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While the past few drafts have been fairly predictable because of clearly delineated top talent, the 2012 proceedings promise to be a non-stop thrill ride, both because of a more muddled class of players and the implications of new draft rules. This is part one of our Top 100 Draft Prospects list, with players 1-25. The scouting reports are based on conversations with major league front-office personnel, scouts, and college and high school coaches. The reports were written by Jim Callis, Aaron Fitt, Conor Glassey, John Manuel and Nathan Rode. <br/>

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Statistics Bonanza

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The opening of baseball season is anticipated for many reasons, not the least of which is, you know, the games. But almost as much fun as watching them is sifting […]

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Diamondbacks Roster Roundup

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Loaded Roster Remember the Diamondbacks' Double-A Mobile team that won the Southern League last year and was our Minor League Team of the Year? Well, the core of that team […]

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Orioles Roster Roundup

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Loaded Roster The Orioles system is incredibly top-heavy, with a big drop-off after the top three prospects: righthander Dylan Bundy, shortstop Manny Machado, and infielder Jonathan Schoop. While Machado and […]

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Fixing The Minors Feature Reminds That Game’s In Good Shape

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We're always dreaming up ways we think we could make things better, or thinking about how much happier life would be if we were in charge, so our 10 ideas to improve the minors was a fun feature to put together and led to a lot of discussion in the office. What it also highlighted, however, was that the minor leagues are in pretty darn good shape.

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Prospect Handbook Change Makes The Grade

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Baseball America Grades are one of the most significant changes to the Prospect Handbook since it debuted in 2001. We make changes to the book every year, from the modest, such as changing the statistical categories we list, to the more significant, such as adding minor league depth charts.

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