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Could the Rays pass on consensus top prospect Pedro Alvarez with the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft? How rare is it for a team to take a first baseman with a top-10 pick? Who are the top propsects who signed as nondrafted free agents?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What does the Mets Top 10 Prospects list look like after the Johan Santana trade? Does the Santana trade essentially swaps the positions of the Twins and Mets farm systems? Among the recent trades involving baseball's biggest stars, which team received the best value, considering what they gave up?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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How do the 30 No. 1 prospects stack up against each other? Why would a team with a top-five draft pick take a high school player? Why do clubs get compensated for failing to sign premium draft choices?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How do the top five picks in the 2008 figure to unfold? How does Braves righty Julio Teheran's stuff compare to that of Felix Hernandez at the same stage of their careers? What's the lowdown on the little-reported Ralph Henriquez-Josh Appell trade between the Astros and Mets?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Reranking The Diamondbacks Top 10

Jim Callis -

What would the Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects list look like after all their trade? Where would Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome rank on the Cubs Top 10? If he were eligible, where would Edinson Volquez fit on the Reds Top 10?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who's the best high school hitter from the 2007 draft? How good are Tigers pitching prospects Rick Porcello and Duane Below? What happened to Red Sox relief prospect Bryce Cox?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What kind of Top 10 Prospects list could be assembled from Jim Callis' mock drafts? What are the new protection rules for players under the new collective bargaining agreement? Whatever happened to Royals flamethrower Colt Griffin?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who are the Type A and B free agents this offseason? Who did better in the Edgar Renteria trade, the Braves or the Tigers? How good is Red Sox lefty Nick Hagadone.

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Are teams growing more reluctant to trade blue-chip prospects? Are the Angels mishandling Brandon Wood? How much does a pitcher's hitting ability factor into his ability to win and his worth to scouts?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What are some trade offers the Twins might accept for Johan Santana? How good are Orioles third baseman Scott Moore and Giants outfield prospect John Bowker?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How good is the college crop of first basemen for the 2008 draft? Which Upton/Young pair is better, Justin/Chris in Arizona or B.J./Delmon in Tampa Bay? What factors determine whether a team will offer arbitration to a player?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What's the draft order for 2008? How did the up-and-coming Josh Hamilton compare to the top young outfielders of today? Why do pitchers wait to develop a third pitch?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Which of the game's bright young outfield talents will stay in center field? How good is Rockies second baseman Eric Young Jr.? Will the Joe Smith qualify for the Mets Top 10 despite spending much of the year in the majors?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Are underrated homegrown players the key to the Cubs' success? How much of a baseball prospect was West Virginia quarterback Patrick White? How good are recent Dodgers draftees Andrew Lambo and Sergio Pedroza.

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

How good an omen is Justin Upton's big league homer as a teenager? What will the Padres do with both Chase Headley and Kevin Kouzmanoff available to play third base? Will the Hawaiian winter league return this year?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What's up with Yankees rookie Phil Hughes? How can Dennis Dixon play pro baseball with the Braves and still be eligible to play quarterback at Oregon? Which Devil Rays southpaw has the higher ceiling, Scott Kazmir or David Price?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Who has the best tandem of young pitchers in the major leagues? How good was the Yankees' draft? Should the struggles of high school first-round picks in their first pro summer be cause for concern?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Which pitching duo is better, the Giants' Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum or the Yankees' Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes? Is Devil Rays outfielder Ryan Royster for real? How exactly do new rules for an MLB signing deadline and NCAA transfers work?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA