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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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How will the Devil Rays' crowded infield situation play out? Which young lefty is better, Cole Hamels or Jeremy Sowers? Is Tim Lincecum already the Giants' best prospect?

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Who has the best farm system in baseball? Did Cuban star Yuliesky Gourriel defect? What do scouts think of Justin Upton's pro debut?

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Who is the best rookie pitcher in baseball, as of this moment? What's going on with Andrew Miller's negotiations with the Tigers? Will Matt Harrington ever sign with a big league team?

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Is it more cost-effective to go cheap or pay for pricey talent in the draft? Why can't Cubs lefthander Rich Hill replicate his Triple-A success in the majors? How good is White Sox first-base prospect Chris Carter?

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Would the Futures Game consider going to an AL vs. NL format? How good is Cubs righthander Sean Gallagher? What is the purpose of the Dominican and Venezuelan summer leagues?

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Who are the best high school prospects from the last 20 years? Can Josh Hamilton regain his prospect status? What is Josh Fields' future with the White Sox?

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Did the Devil Rays blow the Joey Gathright trade? Why haven't the Royals signed Luke Hochevar? Who was better at the time the Dodgers drafted them, Scott Elbert or Clayton Kershaw?

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Was Preston Mattingly a reach for the Dodgers with the 31st overall pick? How good are sleeper prospects Jeff Natale of the Red Sox and Evan MacLane of the Mets?

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Was Tyler Colvin a reach for the Cubs at No. 13? Will Dallas Buck return to Oregon State or sign with the Diamondbacks as a third-rounder? What's the scouting report on two Mariners draftees, second-round righty Chris Tillman and third-round lefty Tony Butler?

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Will the Mets sign draft-and-follow Pedro Beato? Will Luke Hochevar find the 2006 draft richer than 2005? Where will Rice's Eddie Degerman go in the draft?

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What's the draft stock of New York high school righthander Dellin Betances, Yavapai (Ariz.) JC infielder Milton Loo and Florida prep infielder Adrian Cardenas?

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How do Cameron Maybin, Andrew McCutchen and Jay Bruce compare? How does Baseball America compile its draft lists, and is Duane Below on the radar in Michigan? How good is hot-hitting Ole Sheldon?

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