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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.

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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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?

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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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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