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Most Prospects Dealt At Deadline Don’t Pan Out

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

While every fan of a sub.-500 team can dream of a Mark Teixeira-type return in trade, they will likely keep on dreaming. A deeper look at recent trade history indicates that when teams trade a top big leaguer at the deadline for prospects, they are unlikely to land much significant help in return. The Rangers may have landed a trio of future starters, but teams are much more likely to end up getting a minor contributor at best.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Pulse

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How do Matt Harvey and Rick Porcello compare? How unusual is 23rd-rounder Cody Allen's swift rise to the majors? What are the details behind the Diamondbacks' signing of nondrafted free agent Felipe Perez for $400,000?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

Ngoepe Proves Great Gift For Pirates Organization

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

Three years later, Gift Ngoepe is a great story, but the tone of the tale is starting to change. Once a novelty, Ngoepe is showing signs that he is becoming a legitimate big league prospect. In Florida State League Best Tools balloting, Ngoepe was voted the best defensive shortstop in the high Class A circuit by league managers. He fell just short of also being named the league's most exciting player.<br/>

Minors | #2012#Prospect Bulletin

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How is Astros outfielder Ariel Ovando progressing? What does the future hold for Nationals outfielder Nathan Karns? Is Cubs righthander Matt Loosen a prospect?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA