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What's the No. 1 overall pick worth in a trade? How long will it take Joshua Fields to become the Mariners' closer? Who's better: Lonnie Chisenhall or Nick Noonan? Ryan Flaherty or Todd Frazier? Shooter Hunt or Tim Melville? Jason Castro or Brett Lawrie?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How many No. 1 overall draft picks this decade were considered their draft's top prospect, and how many have become their draft's best player? Which all-prospect team would be best: one made up entirely of college draftees, high school draftees, junior college draftees or internationally signees? Which catchers have ranked as the best prospect in baseball?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How do this decades No. 1 overall picks stack up against each other? Where would North Carolina righthander Matt Harvey rank as a prospect if he were eligible for the 2009 draft? Who are the best players ever to make Baseball America's 31st Team?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How does Madison Bumgarner stack up against David Price? How is Jason Varitek a Type A free agent when Milton Bradley is only a Type B? Why have the Braves had success finding catchers?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Where would the No. 30 prospect in the best farm system rank in the worst system? What might Matt Harrington have accomplished had he signed out of high school? If the Nationals take Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 overall pick, who will have better frontline pitching—them or the Orioles?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who's better, Elvis Andrus or Alcides Escobar? Does the Dodgers' Ivan DeJesus Jr. profile better at shortstop or second base? How rare is it for a college player drafted in the first 15 picks to start his first full pro season in low Class A or below?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who are the top 10 prospects in the National League? Where should Michael Inoa, Dayan Viciedo and Junichi Tazawa rank on the Top 100 Prospects list? Is there an expiration date on free-agent compensation?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who's the best first-base prospect in the game? Who's the better Royals prospect, Eric Hosmer or Mike Moustakas? Will the free-agent compensation system get overhauled?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who are the top 10 prospects in the American League? What does the Mariners Top 10 look like after their three-team, 12-player trade?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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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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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