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How close were teams to drafting Derek Jeter ahead of the Yankees in 1992? Will the Cardinals develop Seth Blair as a starter or reliever, and how do teams come to that decision? What's the latest news on Giants prospect Angel Villalona, who faces murder charges in the Dominican Republic?

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Who are the most memorable phenoms derailed by injuries? Would the Royals still have a quality farm system without their five best prospects? How much of a prospect is Blue Jays righthander Joel Carreno?

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How much do character, makeup play into prospect status? Who is the Braves' shortstop of the future? Could the Athletics get a better player with the No. 18 overall pick in 2011 than they did at No. 10 in 2010?

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Where would Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon rank on the Top 100 Prospects list? Who are the top draft prospects for 2012? How do top Blue Jays draft picks Deck McGuire, Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard and Asher Wojciechowski stack up in terms of ceiling?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Have three consecutive first-rounders ever delivered quicker than the Giants' Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey? What does the future hold for Reds lefthander Aroldis Chapman, in terms of his health and his role? Why wasn't Scott Bittle granted free agency in 2008 if Barret Loux was in the same situation this year?

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Which prospects would be untouchable in a Zack Greinke trade? How did Angels outfielder Mike Trout last 25 picks in the 2009 draft? How does a mutual option affect possible free-agent compensation?

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Who's the best hitting prospect left in the minors? Why isn't Padres outfielder Donavan Tate playing winter ball to make up for lost at-bats? Which 2011 first-round picks are protected from free-agent compensation?

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Who will be better, Jason Heyward or Mike Stanton? How many 2010 draftees will make the 2011 Top 100? Were the Reds crazy to compare Yorman Rodriguez to Bryce Harper?

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Why didn't Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores make the South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects list? Why did Cardinals righthander Shelby Miller rank ahead of Tyler Skaggs (Diamondbacks) and Ian Krol (Athletics) in the Midwest League? Should Orioles fans be concerned that the club has only one Top 20 prospect total on its lowest five affiliates?

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How do the Royals compare to recently loaded farm systems? Were Pirates No. 1 overall picks Jeff King, Kris Benson and Bryan Bullington consensus top prospects in their drafts, signability picks or something in between? Should we be concerned about Marlins rookie first baseman Logan Morrison's lack of big league home run power?

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Who are the best prospects who haven't reached Double-A? Which Red Sox prospect is better, lefthander Drake Britton or first baseman Anthony Rizzo? What's the optimal draft philosophy?

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What would a retroactive first round for the 2007 draft look like? What's the latest news on Barret Loux, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2010 draft? What has happened to Pirates righthander Tim Alderson?

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Who are the players to watch in the Arizona Fall League? What would an updated Nationals Top 10 Prospects list look like? Are there any position players worth getting excited about in the Braves system?

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Should we have seen Stephen Strasburg's injury coming? How do Royals prospects Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers stack up against each other, as prospects and in terms of 2010 performance? How good is Blue Jays outfield prospect Eric Thames?

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What would the Pirates Top 10 Prospects list look like now? Which teams had the best 2010 drafts without spending a lot of money? How much does Cardinals sandwich pick Tyrell Jenkins' athleticism really matter on the mound?

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Which team will spend the most on the 2010 draft? Who would make an all-rookie team for 2011? Is there any reason not to make the signing deadline a month earlier?

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Could Anthony Rendon's injury knock him out of 2011's top draft slot? Have four different teams in one division ever introduced four prospects as good as Domonic Brown, Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton and Stephen Strasburg in the same season? Does the AL's dominance of last week's Ask BA all-prospect dream team mean anything?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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What would a prospect dream team look like? How does the Jake Peavy trade look one year later? Where does Danny Duffy rank among Royals pitching prospects?

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Is Matt Wieters still the best young catcher in baseball? Did the Angels do a much better job with their top picks in 2009 than in 2010? Is Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez a legitimate prospect?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Would any 2010 draftees crack the midseason Top 25? How good are Indians relief prospects Bryce Stowell and Cory Burns? Why haven't the Yankees made any international moves yet?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA