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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Which recent first-round pitcher will help the Cardinals the most? Which division could put together the best all-rookie team? Is Diamondbacks second baseman Emilio Bonifacio a legitimate prospect?

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Is Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez finally living up to his status as a former No. 1 overall pick? How good is Devil Rays righthander Jeremy Hellickson? What's the difference between command and control?

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Who else was in the running for the BA Minor League Player of the Year award besides winner Alex Gordon? Why did Indians lefty Scott Lewis win just three games while leading the minors in ERA? How good is Vanderbilt lefty Cody Crowell?

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Which New York outfield prospect is better, Fernando Martinez or Jose Tabata? Is Joe Koshansky being overlooked the way Ryan Howard was? Who's the best pitcher among the Cubs' rookie starters?

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Do teams scout the Little League World Series? Has Rockies first baseman Joe Koshansky pushed his way into the upper tier of prospects? How good is Twins righthander Yohan Pino?

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Why didn't Jered Weaver rank higher than No. 57 on the 2006 Top 100 Prospects list? How good is Blue Jays outfielder Yohermyn Chavez? Might Drew Henson return to baseball?

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Will the 2007 Top 100 Prospects list feature more turnover and be weaker than usual? Is there hope for the Royals? How good is top Mets draft pick (second round) Kevin Mulvey?

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How will the Devil Rays' crowded infield situation play out? Which young lefty is better, Cole Hamels or Jeremy Sowers? Is Tim Lincecum already the Giants' best prospect?

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Who has the best farm system in baseball? Did Cuban star Yuliesky Gourriel defect? What do scouts think of Justin Upton's pro debut?

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Who is the best rookie pitcher in baseball, as of this moment? What's going on with Andrew Miller's negotiations with the Tigers? Will Matt Harrington ever sign with a big league team?

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Is it more cost-effective to go cheap or pay for pricey talent in the draft? Why can't Cubs lefthander Rich Hill replicate his Triple-A success in the majors? How good is White Sox first-base prospect Chris Carter?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA