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What do the Padres and Reds Top 10 Prospects list look like after the Mat Latos trade? How much have the Athletics' offseason deals rejuvenated their system?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Where would Jorge Soler fit on the Top 100 Prospects list? Following the Trevor Cahill trade, is Jarrod Parker now the Athletics' No. 1 prospect? What conditions are attached to picking players in the Triple-A and Double-A phases of the Rule 5 draft?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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How do unsigned first-round picks fare after they finally turn pro? How many big leaguers has each team produced from the 2005-07? What was the draft-and-follow process?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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How have the draft's biggest signability sliders worked out? What separates righthanders Gerrit Cole (Pirates), Trevor Bauer (Diamondbacks) and Dylan Bundy (Orioles) as prospects? How good will the return be that the Red Sox get from the Cubs for Theo Epstein?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Who are the potential compensation free agents? If Yu Darvish comes to America, where would he rank on the Top 100 Prospects list? What does the future hold for Red Sox first baseman Lars Anderson?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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How do the elite outfielders from recent Top 100s stack up? Who are Team USA's top performers at the Pan American Games? What makes White Sox vice president Rick Hahn a top GM candidate?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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What happened to the Red Sox's top pitching prospects? Why did the Dodgers draft Edwin Jackson as an outfielder and then move him quickly to the mound? How does a player become a nondrafted free agent?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How good is the Padres farm system? Which Pirates outfield prospect is better, Starling Marte or Robbie Grossman? How well does the number of players signed correlate with the quality of a team's draft?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Who are the best prospect duos? What is the 2012 draft order? How much has Royals catcher Salvador Perez' stock risen after a surprising rookie season?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Who would make an all-star team of current prospects? What are the chances for an earlier signing deadline with the draft? Now that he's returning to the Giants' fold, is Angel Villalona one of their top 10 prospects?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Will we ever see an international draft? Could Anthony Gose get relegated to fourth-outfielder status in Toronto? How do you judge Reds lefthander Tony Cingrani's performance as a 22-year-old in Rookie ball?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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How did each team fare in the 2006 draft? How many minor leaguers have stolen 100 bases in a season? How was the minor league Miami Miracle allowed to participate in the 1990 draft?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Do the Royals still have a top-10 farm system? How good is minor league strikeout leader Edwar Cabrera? What are the eligibility rules for the Arizona Fall League?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Who had the best and worst drafts . . . in 2005? Why did players in the top half of the 2011 draft get paid so much? How do second-base prospects Jose Altuve (Astros) and D.J. LeMahieu (Cubs) compare?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who had the best drafts? What are the benefits of signing a major league contract? How much of a prospect is Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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How much will No. 1 overall pick Gerrit Cole cost the Pirates, and can they sign second-rounder Josh Bell? What would an updated Indians Top 10 Prospects list look like in the wake of their trades and promotions? Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar has a chance to hit .300/.400/.500 as a teenager—how rare is that?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Where does Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie stand in the Minor League Player of the Year race? How would recent draft and trade acquisitions affect the Mets and Astros Top 10 Prospects lists?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Did Tim Lincecum's success help Trevor Bauer? What were the median, maximum and minimum bonuses for various rounds in the 2010 draft? How did Matt White and Travis Lee attain free agency and eight-figure bonuses in the 2006 draft?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What are Matt Purke's plans for the summer? At what point in the draft do teams stop valuing picks? How comparable are bonuses on the draft and international markets?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Where would 2011 draftees fit on the midseason Top 50? Who were the most impressive pitchers in the Futures Game? Where does outfielder Leonys Martin rank among Rangers prospects?

Minors | #2011#Ask BA