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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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)?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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How does Bryce Harper compare to Joe Mauer? How many high schoolers have played in the major leagues in the same year they were drafted? Would trade acquisitions John Ely and Jon Link crack the Dodgers Top 10 Prospects list?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Which teams have had the most success drafting outside of the U.S.? How do the Royals' recent international signings stack up? What's the outlook for Rangers outfielder Engel Beltre?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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How does the Aroldis Chapman signing affect our Reds rankings? How many of the biggest draft busts of the 2000s were signability picks? What's the latest update on Dominican outfielder Wagner Mateo?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Who earns a berth on the all-prospect team? Where would recently traded Arodys Vizcaino fit on the Braves Top 10 Prospects list, and how does he compare to Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado? Who would make the all-bust teams of the 2000s?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Which 2008 and 2009 draftees have reached the majors? What can a team do with a major league Rule 5 pick is he's not going to make their club? What exactly does "fringe" mean in terms of tools?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Should the Rays have drafted Buster Posey over Tim Beckham? Why did Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis rank ahead of Cubs third baseman Josh Vitters on the FSL Top 20, but not get any love on the Mets Top 10? Why were Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee so lightly regarded coming into 2009, and are they for real after surprising rookie seasons?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who are the potential compensation free agents this offseason, and how are they determined? What are Jeremy Hermida's chances of turning his career around, and what kind of prospect did the Marlins get when they received Jose Alvarez in return for him? Is there any news on Giants first-base prospect Angel Villalona, who awaits trial on murder charges in the Dominican Republic?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Did Braves lefthander Mike Minor deserve to get drafted seventh overall? Are White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks' Arizona Fall League numbers for real? Is Tigers shortstop Gustavo Nunez a legitimate prospect?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How does Jarrod Parker's surgery affect his prospect status? What kind of shape are the Padres in as new GM Jed Hoyer takes over? How high does Puerto Rican shortstop Dickie Joe Thon project to go in the 2010 draft?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who are the best prospects among sons of former big leaguers? What's the best infield that could be put together using the last five drafts? Is the Cubs' pick at No. 16 next year protected from free-agent compensation?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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What does the 2010 draft order look like, and how are ties broken? Why did the Padres get the No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft over the Tigers when Detroit had a worst record in 2003? Who's most likely to record an out in the big leagues: Matt Bush, Dinesh Patel or Rinku Singh?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Where will Aroldis Chapman rank as a prospect? Should the Royals trade Zack Greinke? How does Rick Porcello's rookie season rate against that of other recent blue-chip pitching prospects?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who are the best NFL quarterbacks ever drafted by MLB clubs? How similar were Jason Heyward and Donavan Tate coming out of high school? How does the Royals' pitching talent compare to that in other farm systems?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How do the Yankees' catching prospects compare to one another? Which is better, the package the Indians gave up for Mark DeRosa or the players they got in return for him? What does the future hold for White Sox righthander John Ely?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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What happened to the SL's top prospects from 2005: Delmon Young, Jeremy Hermida, Jeff Francoeur and Chris Young? Did the Yankees make a mistake by signing Caleb Cotham for $675,000 and letting Tyler Lyons go? Has Blue Jays first baseman Brian Dopirak regained his prospect status?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How does a draftee qualify as a two-sport athlete? What's the ceiling for Cubs shortstop prospect Starlin Castro? Why doesn't Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava get more love?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA