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Teen Trio Presents Top 10 Challenge

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Putting together a prospect list involves parsing through statistics and scouting reports, balancing performance and potential. What makes that process fun and exasperating at the same time is that there are few clear-cut answers.

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Jim Callis -

How do Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy & Shelby Miller compare? Could Mike Zunino make the Mariners' Opening Day roster? How many picks are protected from free-agent compensation in the 2013 draft?

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2012 New York-Penn League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement made negotiations with drafted players a simpler process, causing many college draftees to sign earlier than in the past and get started on their pro careers in the short-season New York-Penn League. First-round picks like Hudson Valley third baseman Richie Shaffer, Lowell shortstop Deven Marrero and Mahoning Valley outfielder Tyler Naquin might not have signed until mid-August under the old system, but this year they logged enough time in the NY-P to qualify for this list.

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2012 Northwest League Top 20 Prospects

Conor Glassey -

For the second year in a row, Vancouver (Blue Jays) won the Northwest League championship. While last year's edition of the Canadian featured No. 1 prospect Justin Nicolino, this year's club was an older team highlighted by the No. 20 prospect in the league, righthander Taylor Cole. In the finals, Vancouver beat Boise, which placed a league-high seven players on this Top 20.

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