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Who are the best prospect duos? What is the 2012 draft order? How much has Royals catcher Salvador Perez' stock risen after a surprising rookie season?

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Who would make an all-star team of current prospects? What are the chances for an earlier signing deadline with the draft? Now that he's returning to the Giants' fold, is Angel Villalona one of their top 10 prospects?

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Will we ever see an international draft? Could Anthony Gose get relegated to fourth-outfielder status in Toronto? How do you judge Reds lefthander Tony Cingrani's performance as a 22-year-old in Rookie ball?

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How did each team fare in the 2006 draft? How many minor leaguers have stolen 100 bases in a season? How was the minor league Miami Miracle allowed to participate in the 1990 draft?

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Do the Royals still have a top-10 farm system? How good is minor league strikeout leader Edwar Cabrera? What are the eligibility rules for the Arizona Fall League?

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Who had the best and worst drafts . . . in 2005? Why did players in the top half of the 2011 draft get paid so much? How do second-base prospects Jose Altuve (Astros) and D.J. LeMahieu (Cubs) compare?

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Who had the best drafts? What are the benefits of signing a major league contract? How much of a prospect is Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams?

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How much will No. 1 overall pick Gerrit Cole cost the Pirates, and can they sign second-rounder Josh Bell? What would an updated Indians Top 10 Prospects list look like in the wake of their trades and promotions? Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar has a chance to hit .300/.400/.500 as a teenager—how rare is that?

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Where does Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie stand in the Minor League Player of the Year race? How would recent draft and trade acquisitions affect the Mets and Astros Top 10 Prospects lists?

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Did Tim Lincecum's success help Trevor Bauer? What were the median, maximum and minimum bonuses for various rounds in the 2010 draft? How did Matt White and Travis Lee attain free agency and eight-figure bonuses in the 2006 draft?

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What are Matt Purke's plans for the summer? At what point in the draft do teams stop valuing picks? How comparable are bonuses on the draft and international markets?

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Where would 2011 draftees fit on the midseason Top 50? Who were the most impressive pitchers in the Futures Game? Where does outfielder Leonys Martin rank among Rangers prospects?

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How unusual is Josh Spence's fast rise to the majors? Why did South Carolina ace Michael Roth last until the 31st round? Can Angels outfielder Randal Grichuk overcome his injury problems and get back on track?

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How similar is Josh Bell's situation to Zach Lee's? Did the Athletics make a mistake by taking Sonny Gray over Matt Barnes? How does the NCAA DH rule work?

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Which 2011 draftees will be their team's No. 1 prospect? How do the best first-round tandems from the 2010-11 drafts compare? Will Bubba Starling sign with the Royals or attend Nebraska?

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Where would Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Miguel Sano and Yu Darvish fit in the 2011 draft? Which 2011 draft prospects have 80 tools on the 20-80 scouting scale? Will Buster Posey's injury lead the Giants to target a catcher with their first-round pick?

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How do Archie Bradley, Dylan Bundy & Jameson Taillon compare? When will Royals first baseman Clint Robinson get credit for being a true prospect? What happened to Twins righthander Alex Wimmers' command?

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What will be the fallout from the high asking prices for Oklahoma high school pitchers Dylan Bundy and Archie Bradley? How does Anthony Rendon stack up against recent third-base prospects? Will any catchers go in the first 10 picks of the 2011 draft? Is it time for the Dodgers to move Ethan Martin off the mound?

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Who was better: 1999 Josh Hamilton or 2010 Bryce Harper? With a stacked farm system, might the Royals change their draft approach? Can Georgia make the NCAA playoffs with a sub-.500 record?

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How will injuries affect the draft status of Texas Christian lefthander Matt Purke and South Carolina outfielder Jackie Bradley? Who are the best prospects recently produced by the state of Connecticut? How good is Rockies lefthander Rex Brothers?

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