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Prospect Pulse: March 23

Chris Kline -Premium Content

While several players just missed cracking the top 100 this year—Reds righthander Johnny Cueto, Phillies righthander Kyle Drabek, Devil Rays third baseman Akinori Iwamura, Giants third baseman Angel Villalona, Angels catcher Hank Conger, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold and Indians lefthanded reliever Tony Sipp among them—those are all familiar names to Baseball America readers. Here is a look into relatively uncharted territory for a glimpse at breakout candidates for 2007.

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Prospect Pulse: March 7

Chris Kline -Premium Content

While our annual Top 100 Prospects ranking is deep with righthanded pitching and outfielders—particularly center fielders—the lack of impact catchers is glaring. The void became even more prominent when the Pirates decided to move Neil Walker to third base this spring.

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Prospect Pulse: March 7

Chris Kline -Premium Content

While our annual Top 100 Prospects ranking is deep with righthanded pitching and outfielders—particularly center fielders—the lack of impact catchers is glaring. The void became even more prominent when the Pirates decided to move Neil Walker to third base this spring.

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Prospect Pulse: Feb. 21

Chris Kline -Premium Content

While everyone gets excited when big names grace the Caribbean winter leagues with their presence, for most of the season the rosters are made up of a smorgasbord of talent. Veterans such as Jose Lima and Vinny Castilla are the names everyone knows, but a large number of minor leaguers and prospects also hope their performances during the winter will lead to increased standing with their big league organizations during the summer.

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Prospect Pulse: Nov. 3

Chris Kline -Premium Content

When the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was announced and included Rule 5 draft alterations, let's just say that not everyone on the field in the Arizona Fall League was thrilled. The AFL, which serves as not only a finishing school for each club's top prospects, but also as a combine for pro scouts to get a look at players eligible for December's Rule 5 Draft, took a hit this year with the changes to the CBA.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Pulse

Prospect Pulse: Sept. 24

Chris Kline -Premium Content

As the Arizona Fall League celebrates its 15th year of providing the very best in prospect action, the crop this season is again chock full of the top players in every organization. Ten players headed to the desert played at the Futures Game in Pittsburgh, and as of the midway mark of the minor league season in 2006, 46 2005 AFL alumni already had reached the big leagues.

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