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Ranaudo Goes To Cape To Establish His Value

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

Coming into the season, Louisiana State righthander Anthony Ranaudo was seen as the second-best prospect—behind only Bryce Harper—in the 2010 draft class. But after a stress reaction in his elbow limited the 6-foot-7, 230-pounder to just 52 inconsistent innings for the Tigers, he slid to the Red Sox in the supplemental first round.

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Spence Hopes To Prove Himself Again

Tyler Jett -Premium Content

For most of his life, Australian lefthander Josh Spence chased the dream of playing professional baseball in the United States. When he finally reached it last summer, when his seemingly endless repertoire of pitches earned him the promise of a six-figure contract, he let the dream go—if only temporarily.

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Sizing Up Harper

Dave Perkin -Premium Content

Baseball America's Dave Perkin—the only scout BA employs—usually covers California but hasn't been able to resist the lure of Bryce Harper or Las Vegas. He caught Harper for four games over the weekend and put together this scouting report.

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Harper Leads A Very Talented Junior College Crop

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

It's a good year for junior college talent. Of course that will be the case when a phenom like catcher Bryce Harper graduates early from high school to enroll at JC of Southern Nevada and outfielder LeVon Washington—a first-round pick by the Rays last year—doesn't sign and heads to Chipola (Fla.) JC. But even beyond those two, there are some interesting players in this year's junior college crop.

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