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What's up with Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Red Sox first baseman Lars Anderson? Which righthander has the higher ceiling: Tommy Hanson (Braves) or Mat Latos (Padres)? Who's a good comp for White Sox center fielder Jared Mitchell, and how quickly can Mitchell reach the majors?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who is the Indians' best pitching prospect? Could a team trade the rights to a draft pick by designating the choice as a player to be named later? Is Braves first baseman Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg's hot start for real?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who was better in high school: Justin Upton or Bryce Harper? Has Jordan Lyles surpassed fellow 2008 draftee Ross Seaton among Astros righthanders? Why isn't Cubs righty Andrew Cashner working deeper into games?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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What would the Cardinals Top 10 look like now? Which international signees could crack the next Top 100 Prospects list? How talented is Casey Kelly as a pitcher, and why are the Red Sox moving him back to shortstop after the all-star break?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Which top draft talents are the most likely to not sign? Which first-round picks are the least likely to crack their teams' Top 10 Prospect lists? How to teams determine which legitimate late-round talents to sign, and what bonuses do they receive?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Which first-rounders will be their team's No. 1 prospect? Who's a better prospect, Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper? Why didn't Florida State shortstop Stephen Cardullo get drafted?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How many 2000 draftees will make the Top 100? Who's more attractive as a prospect, Rangers first baseman Justin Smoak or Orioles lefthander Brian Matusz? Where might Oklahoma State pitchers Tyler Lyons, Tyler Blandford and Thomas Keeling go in the draft?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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What has happened to Delmon Young? Would the Nationals consider redrafting Aaron Crow? Who are the best prospects who have been drafted more than once?

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Will Stephen Strasburg's no-hitter drive up his value? What were the scouting reports on Zack Greinke when he was coming up as a prospect? Is it too soon to call Pirates lefthander Daniel Moskos a bust?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How good is Astros righthander Ross Seaton? Is it time to start worrying about Orioles catcher Matt Wieters? What's the upside for North Dakota high school star Cole Frenzel?

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Who's the best two-way player in the draft? How will the Rays make room in their outfield for Desmond Jennings? Will Rice's three first-round picks in the 2004 draft ever live up to their former promise?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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How do this draft's prep catchers compare to each other? Why doesn't Arizona State lefthander Josh Spence get more love from scouts? Is Rickie Weeks a bust?

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How good or bad is Cardinals third baseman Brett Wallace's defense? How much is Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton's stock rising? Has a major league Rule 5 pick returned to his original club ever become an all-star for that team?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Did the Dodgers pay too much for Casey Blake? Can teams manipulate the Rule 5 draft rules by activating injured players in September? What's the status of last December's Rule 5 picks? Why can't teams trade draft picks?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Could Bryce Harper use a GED to enter the 2010 draft? Could Josh Lindblom really crack the Dodgers rotation less than a year after being drafted as a reliever? Where would Angels shortstop Brandon Wood rank on the Top 100 Prospects list if he were eligible?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Who will be the top five picks in the 2010 draft? Which Top 100 Prospects are in line for a breakout season in 2009? Are Georgia first baseman Rich Poythress and Louisiana State righthander Anthony Ranaudo legitimate College Player of the Year candidates?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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Where would Stephen Strasburg, Matt Harvey and Bryce Harper rank on the Top 100 Prospects list if they were eligible? What percentage of first-round picks reach the majors? Could a 16- or 17-year old American move to a different nation to avoid the draft?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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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