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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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

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Jim Callis -

What's the state of the Giants farm system? How good is the Yankees' crop of emerging pitching prospects? Could anyone jump from Helium Watch in the Prospect Hot Sheet to next year's Top 100 Prospects list?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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What's the timetable for Angels outfielder Mike Trout? Did Derek Dietrich, Brett Eibner and Chad Bettis benefit from turning down the Astros as 2007 draftees? Which 2010 first-rounders will reach the majors the fastest?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Which 2010 draftees will be their team's No. 1 prospect? What's the track record of the biggest reaches in the early rounds of recent drafts? Who are the top college bats in the 2011 draft?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Where will projected No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper start his career and what is his ETA? How does Mississippi's Drew Pomeranz compare to the top college lefties from recent drafts? What are the prospects for Jacksonville State outfielder Todd Cunningham?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How does Manny Machado compare to other top shortstop picks? Who are the top draft prospects from Pennsylvania this year? Could the Twins draft more players with injury histories, such as Virginia Tech righthander Jesse Hahn or Tulane third baseman Rob Segedin?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What's happening with Louisiana State righthander Anthony Ranaudo? Which crop of high school pitchers was better: 2009's or 2010's? Is McKinney (Texas) High righthander Zach Lee a first-round talent?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA