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What does the White Sox Top 10 Prospects list look like after the Dayan Viciedo signing and the Javier Vazquez trade? Where would Junichi Tazawa fit on the Red Sox Top 10?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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How much does Braves catcher Tyler Flowers' AFL performance affect his prospect status? What's the outlook for Red Sox first baseman Anthony Rizzo after he was diagnosed with cancer? How good is the second tier of Rangers catching prospects?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Which was the last organization to win Triple-A and Double-A titles in the same year? If Cubs outfielder Felix Pie gets a chance to play, how good can he become? Will Notre Dame quarterback/first baseman Evan Sharpley get drafted high enough to turn pro in baseball next year?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Do the Cardinals and Rays make good trade partners? Will White Sox lefty Aaron Poreda be a starter or reliever? Are minor league free agents eligible for the Rule 5 draft?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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What's the deal with 2009's top draft-eligible sophomores? What should the Mariners do with all their catchers? What does the Yankees Top 10 Prospects list look like?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who are the best lefty-righty pitching prospect combos? What does the future hold for Rangers first baseman/outfielder Mitch Moreland? Could lefthander Eric Berger be a steal for the Indians as an eighth-rounder?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who has the best lefty-righty prospect combo? What's the status of A's seventh-round pick Brett Hunter? If a team signs multiple Type A free agents, who gets its first-round pick as compensation?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Will the White Sox keep Gordon Beckham at shortstop? Who might the Royals take with the No. 12 pick in the 2009 draft? Do teams have to negotiate in good faith to get compensation for unsigned draft picks?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What's the draft order for 2009? What would a combined Olympic/college/junior USA Baseball prospect ranking look like? Is there still hope for Astros catcher J.R. Towles?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

In light of the developments with Pedro Alvarez, should the Nationals be allowed to negotiate with Aaron Crow? What's the scouting report on Giants rookie sensation Pablo Sandoval? Why would Brad Miller consent to be "traded" to an independent league team?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Do the Rangers have the best farm system in baseball? Would teams consider tanking to protect their first-round pick from free-agent compensation? Is Diamondbacks lefty Clay Zavada a legitimate prospect?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What would the 2006 draft look like if it were held today? Would the Mariners lose much if they didn't sign first-rounder Joshua Fields? Should Travis Hafner have made a rehab stint in the Eastern League playoffs?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How does Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider compare to other recent elite high school draft picks? Can Jesus Montero stay behind the plate and how quickly can he help the Yankees? Did the draft signing percentages jump in the later rounds, and if so, then why?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Could 2008 first-round pick make the Cardinals to open next season? Would MLB consider adopting the National Hockey League's rules giving teams the rights to drafted players for more than one year? Are Cubs farmhands Micah Hoffpauir, Jason Dubois and Mitch Atkins legitimate prospects?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Does the Indians' draft strategy make sense? Would the MLB consider adopting NFL's rookie salary pool for the draft? Who's the top shortstop prospect for the 2009 draft?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who were the biggest coups in the draft? Will the holdouts until the last seconds before the deadline ever end? What kind of compensation will the Yankees get for failing to sign first-rounder Gerrit Cole?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Will Buster Posey and other first-rounders sign? Is Indians lefthander David Huff on the verge of a callup? How good is Rangers lefty Derek Holland?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who's the Pirates' third baseman of the future: Pedro Alvarez, Andy LaRoche or Neil Walker? Why won't the Angels give Brandon Wood a chance? What are the rules governing athletes who are pros in one sport and amateurs in another, such as New York Yankees outfielder/Arizona State wide receiver Mike Jones.

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What has gotten into Cubs righthander Jeff Samardzija? Which high draft picks might not sign by the Aug. 15 deadline? Will the Red Sox give knuckleballer Charlie Zink a shot?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Which top prospects have been the biggest disappointments in 2008? Why aren't there more elite prospects? Which newcomer is Oakland's second baseman of the future?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA