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Prospect Hot Sheet: Aug. 14

Because of the signing deadline, a majority of this year's first-round picks are still unsigned. That's not a problem for the Pirates' Tony Sanchez, however. The fourth overall pick has been hitting since the moment he signed on June 12.

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Prospect Hot Sheet: Aug. 7

We're heading into the home stretch of the 2009 minor league season, the time of year where many younger players begin to realize just how long a 140-game season is. For many players, it's when a solid ERA or a good OPS start to suffer. But that's not true for everyone, as this week's Prospect Hot Sheet shows.

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Prospect Hot Sheet: July 24

Sometimes it's worth remembering that one bad year does not mean a player is no longer a prospect. There are few better examples of that than this week's No. 1 Brandon Allen. Back in 2006, Allen his .213/.257/.380 for low Class A Kannapolis. As a first baseman who's best fit may be as a DH, that would seem to be a death sentence. Instead, here he is three years later on the cusp of the big leagues and at the top of this week's Prospect Hot Sheet.

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Prospect Hot Sheet: July 17

The Futures Game as well as the Triple-A, Eastern and Southern league all-star games cut into our player pool for this week's Hot Sheet. No big deal. We managed to find plenty of worth candidates from among the leftovers.

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Prospect Hot Sheet: July 10

It's unfortunate that only one prospect can rank No. 1 on the Hot Sheet, because this week two players are worthy of the honor. Choosing between Brian Matusz and Derek Norris was nearly impossible, but know that both are coming off of amazing weeks.

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Prospect Hot Sheet: June 5

Back when Mat Latos was piling up scoreless innings and striking out batter after batter in the Midwest League, it was fair to ask how much of his success was based on a more savvy 21-year-old facing teenage hitters. Wonder no more. Latos has earned the top spot on this week's Hot Sheet with a convincing run of terror through the Texas League.

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