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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Who are the best draft picks in each round, 1 through 25, since 2005? How good are Texas righthander Cole Green and Utah high school shortstop Marcus Littlewood?

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Who have been the most productive draft picks from 2000-09? If teams were allowed to trade draft picks, what kind of deals would we see? What prospects are likely to spend all or most of 2010 in the minors, yet could wind up with Opening Day jobs in the majors in 2011?

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How good is Jays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria? How will Bryce Harper's negotiations compare with Stephen Strasburg's? Did Jeff Samardzija's big league contract ruin him?

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How does Braves outfielder Jason Heyward compare to recent No. 1 prospects? Which top 2010 college draft prospects were close to turning pro as high schoolers three years ago? What would a Top 10 Prospects list made from Jim Callis' shadow drafts look like?

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How can MLB punish teams that don't buy into draft slotting? Who are some lesser-known front-office officials who are potential future GMs? Is White Sox righthander Clevelan Santeliz a future closer?

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How good is Bryce Harper's competition? Which stud high school arm is the better prospect: Tyler Matzek or Jameson Taillon? Will the Tigers rue trading Mauricio Robles to the Mariners.

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How do the top prospects in the 2010-12 drafts stack up against each other? How much will scouts worry about Barbe High (Lake Charles, La.) shortstop's Garin Cecchini's knee surgery? Who are the leading candidates for Freshman of the Year?

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Which pitchers on the Top 100 Prospects list have true No. 1 starter potential? How unusual is Jared Mitchell's situation? How good a prospect is Bryce Harper's brother Bryan?

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Which prospects will make the biggest moves up the Top 100 list a year from now? Which prospects received votes but didn't crack the Top 100? Is there a better way to handle draft-pick compensation?

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How good is Braves shortstop Edward Salcedo? Which players who missed this year's Top 100 Prospects list are likely to jump on next year's list? Are teams likely to avoid signing early picks in the 2010 draft so they can get extra picks in the deeper 2011 draft?

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How does the talent in the minors stack up versus past years? What has happened to North Carolina righthander Matt Harvey? How does the 20-80 scouting scale translate into batting average and home run totals?

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Which prospect has the best fastball? How much will Kentucky lefthander James Paxton's draft stock drop if he doesn't face real competition this spring? Which 2010 draft prospects are using the Boras Corp. as its adviser?

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Which minor leaguers are the best bets for lofty milestones? Have teams ever intentionally turned players into the NCAA for using and agent, and will the James Paxton situation negatively impact the Blue Jays? Will Middle Tennessee State star Bryce Brentz hit for power with wood bats, and what are his draft prospects?

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How good are reinstated Rangers righthanders Omar Beltre and Alexi Ogando? What's the scouting report on Blue Jays corner infielder Brett Wallace, whose trade meant he didn't appear in an online Top 10 Prospects list? Who's the better catching prospect, Jason Castro (Astros) or Tony Sanchez (Pirates)?

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