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Jim Callis -

What does the voting breakdown look like for the players who made the Top 100 Prospects? Where would Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima fit on an updated Athletics Top 10 Prospects list? What did Jim Callis' three-years-in-advance predictions look like for 2012 and 2013?

Majors | #Ask BA#Hiroyuki Nakajima#Oakland Athletics

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Jim Callis -

Which prospects also received votes for the Top 100 list, and what were their highest rankings? Which players are poised to make the biggest leaps from within and outside the Top 100 a year from now? Why is Tigers third baseman/outfielder Nick Castellanos ranked so far ahead of Orioles middle infielder Jonathan Schoop?

Minors | #Aaron Sanchez#Alex Colome#Ask BA

Top 100 Prospects Rankings Show Progress

Will Lingo -

You know, we will never figure out a perfect way to do the Top 100 Prospects list, because there's no way for us to know with certainty which players are going to fall by the wayside due to poor performance or misfortune. But I like to think we have become significantly better over the years at building our list, which is why it continues to be regarded as the best ranking of its kind in the industry.

Minors | #2013#Column#risk factor

Looking Back At Previous Trios

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

This isn't the first time we've had a trio of prospects who all could make a great case for the top spot on the Top 100. A look back shows that when you have three "can't miss" prospects, there's a decent chance that one of them will miss. Here are some other notable trios from previous lists.

Minors | #2012#Rankings#Top 100 Prospects