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How does a draftee qualify as a two-sport athlete? What's the ceiling for Cubs shortstop prospect Starlin Castro? Why doesn't Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava get more love?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Prospect Hot Sheet: Aug. 28

We may not have a prospect having a dominant season along the lines of Matt Wieters, 2008, but this week's Hot Sheet shows how the 2009 season has featured a mix of breakouts and continued performance by prospects. At the top, there's power prospect Carlos Peguero and pop-up prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis, while not far behind you can find an 18-year-old pitching in Double-A and a 2009 first-round pick. And it seems like it wouldn't be a Hot Sheet without a Thomas Neal sighting.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Hot Sheet

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Which teams had the best drafts? Which teams had the biggest coups in the first round? What would the first round look like if the players had been drafted in the same order as the guaranteed money they would wind up receiving?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA