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What would an updated Reds Top 10 Prospects list look like? Is there still hope for Athletics righthander Michael Ynoa? How much has Mariners second baseman Stefen Romero enhanced his prospect status with his breakout year?

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Where would recent draft and international signees fit on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects list? How good was the Dodgers' draft? Why doesn't the signing deadline apply to Astros seventh-rounder Preston Tucker, and what's his scouting report?

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Will first-round pitchers Kevin Gausman, Mark Appel or Lucas Giolito sign by the Friday deadline? Where does Futures Game star Jae-Hoon Ha fit in the Cubs' center-field plans? Who are the loaded Blue Jays' top 10 pitching prospects?

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Where would Dodgers outfielder Yaisel Puig have ranked among international and draft prospects? Where would the Astros' 2012 draftees fit on an updated Top 10 Prospects list? What was the story behind eight of BA's high school All-Americans being eligible for the draft but going unselected?

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Where would Cuban defector Jorge Soler have fit in the 2012 draft? Could Pirates first-rounder Mark Appel go to Japan and become a free agent afterward? Which schools produced the most 2012 draft picks?

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What was the biggest shocker in the first round? Did the Astros purposely take Carlos Correa so they'd have more money available in their bonus pool? How many first-rounders will go unsigned? What should the Nationals do with Lucas Giolito? Which draftees will become their team's No. 1 prospect this offseason?

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What strategies will teams use with new draft rules in place? Could guaranteed September callups be a way to circumvent the new restictions? Will any teams in the top 10 purposely not sign this year's pick to get a compensation choice in 2013?

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How many 2012 draftees will make the 2013 Top 100 Prospects list? Is Royals infielder Christian Colon getting better or just putting up improved numbers because he's repeating Double-A? Why is Stanford infielder Kenny Diekroeger no longer considered one of the 2012 draft's top prospects?

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Why wouldn't Lucas Giolito go in the top 10 picks? Has Yankees outfielder Cody Johnson turned a corner? What happens with the money collected as a tax on draft overspending?

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How do the new draft values compare to the old slot guidelines? How much has Domonic Brown's star dimmed? Can Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras handle center field?

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Who should the Royals draft with the fifth overall pick? Why doesn't Blue Jays righthander Drew Hutchison get the same hype as the similar Jeremy Hellickson? Will more top draft choices play in their first pro summer than in the past?

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Will Pedro Alvarez be one of the biggest draft position-player busts ever? Will the Padres get a chance to draft Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero at No. 7, and should they take him? Which minor leagues favor hitters, and which help pitchers?

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Where would Byron Buxton, Mark Appel fit in the deeper 2011 draft? Who are the Pirates' best breakout candidates for 2012? Can teams get around the new draft rules by hiring a player's relatives and paying them handsomely?

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Can Dylan Bundy reach Baltimore this season? Who has the better rotation, the Jackson Generals or Mobile BayBears? Will teams look to overdraft inexpensive players to create more financial flexibility in the draft?

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Where does Jose Rafael DePaula fit on the Yankees Top 10 Prospects list? With the new CBA restrictions on spending on amateur talent, were the Nationals and Reds foolish to give up so many prospects to get Gio Gonzalez and Mat Latos? How long do the Nationals have to keep Bryce Harper in the minors to delay his free agency and arbitration?

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Which prospects have the best combo of power and speed? How does the value of a starter compare to the value of a closer? How much will a typical player's BA Grade change from one Prospect Handbook to the next?

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Jim Callis -

Which prospects have the best batting, power and speed tools? Which teams have the most No. 1 starters in their farm systems? Who are the closers of the future for the Astros and Diamondbacks?

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Jim Callis -

What were the high and low votes on each Top 100 Prospect? What is the ceiling for Braves spring-training sensation Evan Gattis? Why didn't Westminster Christian (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) slugger David Thompson make any of the preseason High School All-America teams?

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Jim Callis -

Who else received votes for the Top 100 Prospects list? Which prospects could make the biggest move up the Top 100 a year from now? How do third-base prospects Miguel Sano (Twins), Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox) & Cheslor Cuthbert (Royals) compare?

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What will the all-star lineups look like in 2015? How different are the development paths for players signing out of high school rather than college? Would it be worth it for a team to incur the penalties if it heavily overpaid in the draft to land a talent like Bryce Harper?

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