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What does the 2010 draft order look like, and how are ties broken? Why did the Padres get the No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft over the Tigers when Detroit had a worst record in 2003? Who's most likely to record an out in the big leagues: Matt Bush, Dinesh Patel or Rinku Singh?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

California League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Dave Perkin -Premium Content

Pro scouts certainly know the way to San Jose. Not only did the Giants finish with 93 wins (one off the minor league lead) and sweep High Desert in the playoff finals, but they also landed four players on our Cal League Top 20 list. San Francisco has assembled one of the most talented systems in the game and it showed with catcher Buster Posey (the league's No. 1 prospect), lefthander Madison Bumgarner (who would have ranked ahead of Posey if he had enough innings to qualify) and a prospect-studded outfield of Thomas Neal, Roger Kieschnick and Darren Ford. Lefthander Craig Clark went 16-2, 2.86 and won the league's pitcher of the year award, but he didn't make the Top 20 because he's 25 and more of a finesse pitcher.

Minors | #2009#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings

South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Matt Forman -Premium Content

Most years, the best teams are led by the best players. In the previous two years in the low Class A South Atlantic League, for example, No. 1 prospects Desmond Jennings (Columbus in 2007) and Madison Bumgarner (Augusta in 2008) sparked their clubs to championships. This season, the storyline was different. League champion Lakewood's highest-rated prospect, outfielder Anthony Gose, checked in at No. 13. Righthander Jason Knapp, who ranked seventh, opened the season with the BlueClaws but finished the season in Lake County after getting included in the trade that sent Cliff Lee from the Indians to the Phillies.

Minors | #2009#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings