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Troublesome News With Lincoln

Jim Callis -

At the time of the 2006 draft, I would have exercised the No. 1 overall pick on Brad Lincoln. The Pirates wound up taking him fourth overall, and he didn't pitch much in his first pro summer because of a strained oblique. That didn't worry me, but this does . . .

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Pirates Moving Walker To Hot Corner

Chris Kline -

The Pirates were planning on getting Neil Walker some work in at third base last season, but it took the 11th overall pick in 2004 longer to recover from offseason wrist surgery than expected.Now that move is official, as Walker began taking ground balls in Bradenton, Fla., today.

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Prospect Q&A: Jacob McGee

Adam Foster -

Part of a large group of excellent prospects who are making their way up through the Devil Rays' system, Jacob McGee has the potential to be a power lefty atop a contender's rotation. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder features a fastball that sits in the 90-94 range but can touch 96 as well as an impressive joint personality breaking ball (explained later) and a changeup that is coming along well.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Q&A

History Says Price May Not Be Right For No. 1 Pick

Jim Callis -Premium Content

We stand behind our initial coverage of the 2007 draft in this issue, our annual Early Draft Preview. But it's simply the nature of the draft that so much changes over the course of the spring. Players improve, regress or get hurt, and signability becomes a factor as draft day approaches.

Minors | #2007#Column

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

How different are the upsides for elite third basemen Alex Gordon, Evan Longoria and Ryan Braun? How does Michael Burgess compare with other top high school outfielders in recent years? How much of a prospect is 7-foot-1 righthander Ryan Doherty?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Caribbean Series Top 10

Chris Kline -

We actually only went with a top prospect for the Series, but here are the top 10 things that I loved about being there.10. Tony Batista not being able to stop his momentum and running all the way into right-center field whenever he ranged to his left at third base.

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Thanks For Coming Out

Chris Kline -

Jose Lima gave one of the best performances of the Series, in what was the best games of the entire week. And it didn't even matter that he lost.After pitching eight brilliant innings, Lima allowed a double and then a walk before being pulled in favor of Arnaldo Munoz, who gave up the game-winning single to Javier Valentin as Puerto Rico salvaged a victory to finish a game behind the Dominican Republic. But the game didn't really matter, as the Dominican Republic had wrapped up the Caribbean Series title the night before when Puerto Rico lost to Venezuela.

Minors | #Caribbean Series