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How do the 2007 draft's top arms and football star Jeff Samardzija rank among the game's most established pitching prospects?

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The 31st Team, Part II

Jim Callis -Premium Content

We celebrate the arrival of the 2007 Prospect Handbook, which you can order here and have it in your hands in just a couple of days, with the unveiling of The 31st Team—our name for all the scouting reports that didn't quite make it into the book. Players can get written up and then miss the cut for a variety of reasons, ranging from trades to injuries to our endless tinkering with our top 30 lists.

Minors | #2007#Column

The 31st Team, Part I

Jim Callis -Premium Content

We celebrate the arrival of the 2007 Prospect Handbook with our 31st Team, the annual collection of the players who were squeezed out of the book for one reason or another. This year's group is so large that it has been split into two parts.

Minors | #2007#Column

Samardzija’s Bonus Won’t Set Record

Sources say two-sport standout Jeff Samardzija, a fifth-round pick of the Cubs last June, did not receive a signing bonus that could have amounted to a record $7.25 million. But he could get that amount or more in the near future as the Cubs try to sign him to a baseball-only contract.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin

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Jim Callis -

What would the All-America team look like if players had to go to college for three years before being drafted? Who are the game's best players over the age of 35? What level of professional baseball are the winter leagues comparable to? What has happened to Kyle Sleeth and Tim Stauffer, the third and fourth picks in the 2003 draft?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who are the game's best players and pitchers under the age of 25? Who can the Devil Rays take with the No. 1 pick in 2007 who can make an immediate impact? What kind of stuff does Yankees lefthander Kei Igawa have?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA