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Jim Callis -

How have the draft's biggest signability sliders worked out? What separates righthanders Gerrit Cole (Pirates), Trevor Bauer (Diamondbacks) and Dylan Bundy (Orioles) as prospects? How good will the return be that the Red Sox get from the Cubs for Theo Epstein?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who are the potential compensation free agents? If Yu Darvish comes to America, where would he rank on the Top 100 Prospects list? What does the future hold for Red Sox first baseman Lars Anderson?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

Clubs Use Instructs As Lab

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

When the minor league season ends, the tinkering begins. Major league organizations use instructional league as a laboratory to get players to try new roles, pitchers to try new pitches and to give coaches more time to work individually with players.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin

Minor League General Manager Moves Are Significant Too

Will Lingo -Premium Content

While minor league general manager moves don't affect as many people, they're just as important in the life of your favorite franchise. A minor league GM doesn't have anything to say about the makeup of his team's roster, but he has much more to say about your ballpark experience as a minor league fan.

Minors | #2011#Column

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Jim Callis -

How do the elite outfielders from recent Top 100s stack up? Who are Team USA's top performers at the Pan American Games? What makes White Sox vice president Rick Hahn a top GM candidate?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What happened to the Red Sox's top pitching prospects? Why did the Dodgers draft Edwin Jackson as an outfielder and then move him quickly to the mound? How does a player become a nondrafted free agent?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

Just-Missed Prospects Offer Hidden Potential

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In 14- and 16-team leagues, our prospect lists easily could extend beyond 20 places. Such depth has the effect of leaving a handful of interesting prospects on the cutting-room floor. In smaller leagues, non-traditional prospects sometimes get omitted, their stories never told. Here the various Top 20 Prospects authors shed light on one player who just missed the cut in his league.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Pulse