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2006 Independent Leagues Top Prospects

J.J. Cooper -

Readers of Baseball America know we are always looking to uncover prospects, wherever we can find them. So, naturally, we've extended that search to the independent leagues. The following is a list of players who stood out for their potential to make it to—or back to—affiliated ball, with the potential to raise some eyebrows if they get the chance. The opinions of independent league managers helped shape this effort.

Minors | #2006#Independent Audit

Prospect Q&A: Daniel Bard

David Laurila -

Red Sox 2006 first-rounder Daniel Bard has yet to throw a pitch professionally, but we caught up with him during Boston's instructional league in Fort Myers, Fla., where he's learning the ropes and opening eyes with his upper-90s heat.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Q&A