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Some Stars Lack Top 100 Pedigree

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Jorge Posada probably won't make the Hall of Fame, but he can make a case for Cooperstown. A five-time all-star and four-time World Series champion, he's also aging more gracefully than most catchers, having put up a career-high .969 on-base-plus slugging percentage at age 35 last season. Not bad for someone who never made our Top 100 Prospects list.

Minors | #2008#Column

Split Decisions: First Basemen

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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 some first base prospects: Lars Anderson, Daric Barton and Joey Votto.

Minors | #2008#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

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.

Minors | #2008#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

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.

Minors | #2008#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

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.

Minors | #2008#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

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.

Minors | #2008#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

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.

Minors | #2008#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects

Ask BA

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Who are the projected top five picks for the 2009 draft? If each team lost its two best prospects, who would have the best farm system? Why doesn't Pirates first baseman Steve Pearce get more love?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Minor League Transactions

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This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 9 and 15. Previous transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Federico Baez, RHP Steve Trachsel Outrighted off 40-man […]

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