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Jim Callis -

Where would catcher Travis d'Arnaud and righthander Noah Syndergaard fit on an updated Mets Top 10 Prospect list? What's the unpublished scouting report on new Indians righthander Trevor Bauer? Who replaces outfielder/third baseman Wil Myers and righthander Jake Odorizzi on the Royals Top 10 after they went to Tampa Bay in the James Shields trade? Would middle infielder Brock Holt crack the Red Sox Top 30?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

BA’s First Ever Fantasy Guide Is Nearly Here

Will Lingo -

Sorry, fantasy players. Your secret is no longer safe. We know that the best fantasy baseball competitors read Baseball America. They tell us so, and it makes sense. To win in fantasy, you have to get to good players before your opponents, and one of the best ways to do that is to find out about them before they get to the major leagues.

Minors | #2012#Column

Winter Meetings Wrapup

Josh Leventhal -

The Winter Meetings trade show has long been the home of anything and everything one could possibly need in baseball merchandise and promotions. The sprawling convention center floor at the Opryland carried on that tradition, featuring items that ranged from the practical (like bottom-filling beer cups) to the bizarre (dancing Zooperstars Harry Canary and Tim Teabull were hard to miss).

Minors | #2012#Business Beat

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Jim Callis -

Where do newly acquired prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard fit on the Rays Top 30 Prospects list? How about Alex Meyer and Trevor May with the Twins? What rules apply to major league Rule 5 draft picks who get traded?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

Pitching Development Has Become Oakland’s Strength

Casey Tefertiller -Premium Content

When one pitcher went down, another came up. As the Athletics battled into September with their ragtag collection of kids and bargains, part of what kept them fighting was an influx of young arms, immediately ready for big league competition. The likes of A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily, who were never big-name prospects, filled in capably for the experienced veterans. More than anything else, the A's of the first dozen years of the new millennium have been an organization built upon the development of young pitchers.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Pulse