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GCL Top 20 Prospects

Nathan Rode -

As usual, the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League was filled with young, raw prospects who flashed impressive tools but still needed plenty of seasoning. International position players dominated our GCL Top 20 list, starting with Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt, Yankees outfielder Kelvin DeLeon and Red Sox outfielder Reymond Fuentes.

Minors | #2009#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings

September Callups Fail To Impress This Year

Jim Callis -Premium Content

When I first started working at Baseball America, one of the most exciting months of the year was September, and not just because the humidity in North Carolina kindly dissipated. Teams annually would debut top prospects when rosters expanded, and in those pre-Internet days, that usually meant our first chance to see them in action.

Minors | #2009#Column

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who are the best NFL quarterbacks ever drafted by MLB clubs? How similar were Jason Heyward and Donavan Tate coming out of high school? How does the Royals' pitching talent compare to that in other farm systems?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Playoff Watch: 12 Prospects Still Playing

Ben Badler -

The minor league regular season is over, but we're still getting our fix of minor league prospect action. Scouts and player development officials are still heading to the ballpark to get a few final evaluations of minor leaguers in the playoffs. Here's a dozen players (sorted from from highest to lowest level of the minors) to keep an eye on—either in person or in the Baseball America Prospect Report—still playing in the minor league postseason.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Pulse

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Jim Callis -

How do the Yankees' catching prospects compare to one another? Which is better, the package the Indians gave up for Mark DeRosa or the players they got in return for him? What does the future hold for White Sox righthander John Ely?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Prospect Chat: Sept. 11

We announced our minor league Player of the Year and unveiled our season-ending Prospect Hot Sheet, Ben Badler and the rest of the Baseball America staff answered prospect questions.

Minors | #2009#Chat

Prospect Hot Sheet: Sept. 11

It's over. After 19 regular season Prospect Hot Sheets, it's time to wrap up another season. We picked 20 prospects who we felt stood out from the crowd this season. It was extremely hard to narrow this list down to 20—in fact, we could have written 40 prospects up just as easily. As we did during the season, this list is a combination of prospect status and performance.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Hot Sheet

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What happened to the SL's top prospects from 2005: Delmon Young, Jeremy Hermida, Jeff Francoeur and Chris Young? Did the Yankees make a mistake by signing Caleb Cotham for $675,000 and letting Tyler Lyons go? Has Blue Jays first baseman Brian Dopirak regained his prospect status?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA