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Jim Callis -

Why do teams adhere to MLB bonus slotting? What's the track record of recent high school catchers drafted in the first round? What's the upside for 2007 supplemental first-rounder Jackson Williams?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Have Rick Ankiel and Josh Hamilton lived up to their scouting reports? Could Tim Alderson be better than fellow 2007 first-rounder Rick Porcello? What should the Astros do with the No. 10 overall pick?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How good is Japanese sensation Yu Darvis? What would the U.S. squad for the 2009 World Baseball Classic look like if only prospects were eligible? What did the scouting reports say about John Maine when he was coming up through the Orioles system.

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who's the better shortstop prospect, Tim Beckham or Gordon Beckham? Who might the Reds draft with the No. 7 overall pick? What's the scoop on Pirates shortstop prospect Brian Friday?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who is Javier Solano? Would Reds outfielder Juan Duran have cracked the Top 100 Prospects list had he signed earlier? Can the A's pluck a standout third baseman with the No. 12 pick in the draft?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Which prospects will make the biggest moves on the Top 100 list from this year to next? Does the Dodgers system have more talent on the way? Can the Tigers trade Brandon Inge for a young catcher and some relief help?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How many players have spent their entire pro careers in the major leagues? Who is the Giants' shortstop of the future, and will they draft a first baseman with the No. 5 overall pick in June? Who are the best prospects in the Big 12 Conference?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Which farm systems have the best pitching prospects? How good are the prospects whom White Sox GM Kenny Williams has traded away? If Delwyn Young could play second base, where would he rank among prospects at that position?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Will Pedro Alvarez' injury hurt his status as the No. 1 prospect in the 2008 draft? How do Yankees outfielder Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata compare to one another? Who's the best second-base prospect: Chris Coghlan (Marlins), Nick Noonan (Giants) or Tony Thomas (Cubs)?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who are the projected top five picks for the 2009 draft? If each team lost its two best prospects, who would have the best farm system? Why doesn't Pirates first baseman Steve Pearce get more love?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How do all the catching prospects in the NL Central compare to on or another? Which is the best No. 1-ranked system and the worst No. 30-ranked system in the last five years? What exactly is a crosschecker?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Could the Rays pass on consensus top prospect Pedro Alvarez with the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft? How rare is it for a team to take a first baseman with a top-10 pick? Who are the top propsects who signed as nondrafted free agents?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What does the Mets Top 10 Prospects list look like after the Johan Santana trade? Does the Santana trade essentially swaps the positions of the Twins and Mets farm systems? Among the recent trades involving baseball's biggest stars, which team received the best value, considering what they gave up?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How do the 30 No. 1 prospects stack up against each other? Why would a team with a top-five draft pick take a high school player? Why do clubs get compensated for failing to sign premium draft choices?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How do the top five picks in the 2008 figure to unfold? How does Braves righty Julio Teheran's stuff compare to that of Felix Hernandez at the same stage of their careers? What's the lowdown on the little-reported Ralph Henriquez-Josh Appell trade between the Astros and Mets?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Reranking The Diamondbacks Top 10

Jim Callis -

What would the Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects list look like after all their trade? Where would Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome rank on the Cubs Top 10? If he were eligible, where would Edinson Volquez fit on the Reds Top 10?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who's the best high school hitter from the 2007 draft? How good are Tigers pitching prospects Rick Porcello and Duane Below? What happened to Red Sox relief prospect Bryce Cox?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What kind of Top 10 Prospects list could be assembled from Jim Callis' mock drafts? What are the new protection rules for players under the new collective bargaining agreement? Whatever happened to Royals flamethrower Colt Griffin?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA