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What's the scoop on pending Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome. How similar are Vanderbilt's Pedro Alvarez and the Royals' Alex Gordon? Size aside, how about the Yankees' Philip Hughes and the Astros' Roy Oswalt?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Who are the biggest surprises among can't-miss prospects who missed? Which Top 100 prospects are poised to jump the most up the list next year? What's the scouting report on ex-Marine Cooper Brannan?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Which Delmon Young is the better prospect, the 2005 or the 2006 version? Might the Athletics be shut out on the 2008 Top 100 Prospects list? If two players of identical talent graduate from high school in the same year, and one turns pro and one goes to a top college program, who would reach the majors first?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Which players barely missed the soon-to-be unveiled Top 100 Prospects list? How do this year's top three pitching prospects stack up to the best trios of the recent past? What's the story on Pirates righthander Pat Bresnehan?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Are Alex Gordon and Billy Butler the best 1-2 prospect duo in the game? Given the price of pitching, can teams even consider trading great young mound prospects? How easy is it to pinpoint exactly how projectable a young pitcher is?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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How different are the upsides for elite third basemen Alex Gordon, Evan Longoria and Ryan Braun? How does Michael Burgess compare with other top high school outfielders in recent years? How much of a prospect is 7-foot-1 righthander Ryan Doherty?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Which team has the best young outfielders? What happened to Yusmeiro Petit and Grant Psomas after the Carlos Delgado trade? What position player can the Orioles get with the No. 5 pick in the 2007 draft?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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How do the 2007 draft's top arms and football star Jeff Samardzija rank among the game's most established pitching prospects?

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What would the All-America team look like if players had to go to college for three years before being drafted? Who are the game's best players over the age of 35? What level of professional baseball are the winter leagues comparable to? What has happened to Kyle Sleeth and Tim Stauffer, the third and fourth picks in the 2003 draft?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Who are the game's best players and pitchers under the age of 25? Who can the Devil Rays take with the No. 1 pick in 2007 who can make an immediate impact? What kind of stuff does Yankees lefthander Kei Igawa have?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Who has more upside, Brandon McCarthy or John Danks? What's the story behind the Pirates' recent Cuban signee, righthander Yoslan Herrera? What about the Red Sox' other Japanese import, Hideki Okajima?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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What are the subtleties of free-agent compensation? Who are the top prospects for selection in the major league Rule 5 draft?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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What's up with Rick Vanden Hurk and Jeff Clement in Hawaii Winter Baseball? Which late-round 2006 draft picks got six-figure bonuses? Does the signing of Mark DeRosa block Eric Patterson with the Cubs?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Will Daisuke Matsuzaka be worth the money? Who won the Gary Sheffield trade? What's the scouting report on Humberto Sanchez?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Which free agents will require compensation this offseason? Can teams still sign draft-and-follows from the 2006 draft now that the rules have changed? What's the range of bonuses for DFEs?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Will teams be more willing to punt their first-round picks? Will the new compensation system have much of an effect on the free-agent market? How good is White Sox lefty Heath Phillips?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Is Daisuke Matsuzaka worth all the fuss? How good would Elijah Dukes be if his makeup wasn't a huge concern? How much will Tommy John surgery dent Bryan Morris' prospect status?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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What's the draft order for 2007? Why didn't Reds lefty Travis Wood make the Midwest League Top 20? What's the signing status of Canadian slugger Kyle Orr?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA