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Prospect Q&A: Padres Shortstop Drew Cumberland

Matt Eddy -

Padres shortstop prospect Drew Cumberland keys the explosive high Class A Lake Elsinore offense. The evidence: He hit .381 for the month of May and leads the minors with 46 runs scored. We recently talked with Cumberland to get his thoughts on the Cal League, on playing shortstop and about life on the run.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Q&A

All-Day Prospect Handbook Chat

To celebrate the release of the 2010 Prospect Handbook, we held an all-day chat on Friday, January 29. In addition to having your burning questions answered by the editors at Baseball America, we hosted four chats with prospects, including Tim Alderson, Ryan Westmoreland, Logan Morrison and Casey Crosby.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Q&A

Price vs. Wieters

Matt Eddy -

We caught up with uber-prospects David Price and Matt Wieters before their first minor league confrontation to ask them their thoughts on the game and other assorted tidbits.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Q&A

Prospect Q&A: Matt Wieters

Grant Paulsen -

This installment features catcher Matt Wieters, the top prospect in the Orioles organization and the top prospect in the game. Wieters was the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft, and he batted a combined .355/.454/.600 between high Class A and Double-A in his professional debut last season, winning Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year award. The Orioles have cleared a path to the big leagues for him but may not call him up until midseason. He discusses what he has accomplished so far and what lies ahead after spring training.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Q&A

Prospect Q&A: David Price

Grant Paulsen -

This installment features lefthander David Price, the top prospect in the Rays organization and the best pitching prospect in the game. Price was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, then made his professional debut last year and jetted all the way from high Class A to the World Series by season's end. He was a key pitcher in the Rays bullpen in the postseason, and he reflects on those experiences as he looks ahead to this year.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Q&A

Prospect Q&A: Jordan Schafer

Ben Badler -

For the first time since Major League Baseball handed Jordan Schafer a 50-game suspension, Schafer candidly spoke in depth about the suspension, his season, his mental struggles and public misconceptions about him and his situation.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Q&A