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How do the 2007 draft's top arms and football star Jeff Samardzija rank among the game's most established pitching prospects?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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What would the All-America team look like if players had to go to college for three years before being drafted? Who are the game's best players over the age of 35? What level of professional baseball are the winter leagues comparable to? What has happened to Kyle Sleeth and Tim Stauffer, the third and fourth picks in the 2003 draft?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

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Who are the game's best players and pitchers under the age of 25? Who can the Devil Rays take with the No. 1 pick in 2007 who can make an immediate impact? What kind of stuff does Yankees lefthander Kei Igawa have?

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Who has more upside, Brandon McCarthy or John Danks? What's the story behind the Pirates' recent Cuban signee, righthander Yoslan Herrera? What about the Red Sox' other Japanese import, Hideki Okajima?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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What are the subtleties of free-agent compensation? Who are the top prospects for selection in the major league Rule 5 draft?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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What's up with Rick Vanden Hurk and Jeff Clement in Hawaii Winter Baseball? Which late-round 2006 draft picks got six-figure bonuses? Does the signing of Mark DeRosa block Eric Patterson with the Cubs?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Will Daisuke Matsuzaka be worth the money? Who won the Gary Sheffield trade? What's the scouting report on Humberto Sanchez?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Which free agents will require compensation this offseason? Can teams still sign draft-and-follows from the 2006 draft now that the rules have changed? What's the range of bonuses for DFEs?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Will teams be more willing to punt their first-round picks? Will the new compensation system have much of an effect on the free-agent market? How good is White Sox lefty Heath Phillips?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Is Daisuke Matsuzaka worth all the fuss? How good would Elijah Dukes be if his makeup wasn't a huge concern? How much will Tommy John surgery dent Bryan Morris' prospect status?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What's the draft order for 2007? Why didn't Reds lefty Travis Wood make the Midwest League Top 20? What's the signing status of Canadian slugger Kyle Orr?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Which recent first-round pitcher will help the Cardinals the most? Which division could put together the best all-rookie team? Is Diamondbacks second baseman Emilio Bonifacio a legitimate prospect?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Is Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez finally living up to his status as a former No. 1 overall pick? How good is Devil Rays righthander Jeremy Hellickson? What's the difference between command and control?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Who else was in the running for the BA Minor League Player of the Year award besides winner Alex Gordon? Why did Indians lefty Scott Lewis win just three games while leading the minors in ERA? How good is Vanderbilt lefty Cody Crowell?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Which New York outfield prospect is better, Fernando Martinez or Jose Tabata? Is Joe Koshansky being overlooked the way Ryan Howard was? Who's the best pitcher among the Cubs' rookie starters?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Do teams scout the Little League World Series? Has Rockies first baseman Joe Koshansky pushed his way into the upper tier of prospects? How good is Twins righthander Yohan Pino?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Why didn't Jered Weaver rank higher than No. 57 on the 2006 Top 100 Prospects list? How good is Blue Jays outfielder Yohermyn Chavez? Might Drew Henson return to baseball?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

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Will the 2007 Top 100 Prospects list feature more turnover and be weaker than usual? Is there hope for the Royals? How good is top Mets draft pick (second round) Kevin Mulvey?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA