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What are the many ramifications of the Justin Upton trade, and did the Mariners offer more than the Braves gave up? Is a one-year ban really much of a punishment for Aledmys Diaz if the Cuban defector has falsified his age? Should the Mets' No. 11 overall pick be protected if they sign compensation free agent Michael Bourn?

Draft | #Aledmys Diaz#Arizona Diamonbacks#Ask BA

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What should we expect from the 2013 draft? Who would make a Top 10 Prospects list from Jim Callis' annual hypothetical drafts? What's the track record of minor league home run leaders succeeding in the majors?

College | #Ask BA#Chris Archer#Darin Ruf

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Who has the best farm systems? After their two blockbuster trades, what would a revised Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects list look like? Where do righthanders Austin Kubitza (Rice) and Michael Wagner (San Diego) fit in the 2013 draft?

College | #Aaron Sanchez#Ask BA#Austin Kubitza

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Where would catcher Travis d'Arnaud and righthander Noah Syndergaard fit on an updated Mets Top 10 Prospect list? What's the unpublished scouting report on new Indians righthander Trevor Bauer? Who replaces outfielder/third baseman Wil Myers and righthander Jake Odorizzi on the Royals Top 10 after they went to Tampa Bay in the James Shields trade? Would middle infielder Brock Holt crack the Red Sox Top 30?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Where do newly acquired prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard fit on the Rays Top 30 Prospects list? How about Alex Meyer and Trevor May with the Twins? What rules apply to major league Rule 5 draft picks who get traded?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Where will blockbuster trade acquisitions rank on the Marlins Top 10? What shape is the Blue Jays system in after the deal? Could Anthony Rendon crack the Nationals lineup in 2013 if he stays healthy?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Which young shortstop prospect has the most offensive upside: Carlos Correa (Astros), Adalberto Mondesi (Royals), Roman Quinn (Phillies), Addison Russell (Athletics) or Corey Seager (Dodgers)? Could the Cardinals or Blue Jays put together a package to entice the Rangers to trade Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar? How good is Padres righthander Kevin Quackenbush?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Why all the furor about Shohei Otani? What must a club do to get compensation for the loss of a free agent? What are Matt Adams' chances of cracking the Cardinals lineup?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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How is the 2013 draft beginning to shape up? Why didn't Reds lefthander Tony Cingrani rank higher on league Top 20 Prospects list? Can Pirates lefthander Rinku Singh complete his Cinderella story?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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How do Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy & Shelby Miller compare? Could Mike Zunino make the Mariners' Opening Day roster? How many picks are protected from free-agent compensation in the 2013 draft?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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How good is Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson? Will the move to the ACC help or hurt Notre Dame? Can Yankees switch-pitcher Pat Venditte make the majors?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Who are the best prospects of the last five years? Did the Twins' J.O. Berrios have the best pitching debut of any 2012 draftee? How well does the Orioles' Manny Machado profile at third base?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Who are the best prospects currently in the minors? Who are the players who just missed the cut for the Cape Cod League Top 30 Prospects list? Can Phillies slugger Darin Ruf become an all-star?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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The Rangers' Jurickson Profar is the best all-around shortstop prospect since who? In the wake of Mike Trout's performance, will teams place more emphasis on scouting the Northeast? How good is Astros second baseman Delino DeShields Jr.?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Which farm system will make the biggest jump in BA's Prospect Handbook rankings from 2012 to 2013? How many prospects combine contact and power like Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras? Who's the best of the first baseman from the first round of the 2008 draft?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA

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Which shortstop has the higher ceiling and brighter future: Javier Baez (Cubs) or Francisco Lindor (Indians)? How does the Red Sox' crowded third-base picture figure to shake out in the future? How good are NCAA Division III products Bruce Maxwell (Athletics) and Tim Saunders (Cubs)?

Minors | #2012#Ask BA