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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?

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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?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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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?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

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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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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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Jim Callis -

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