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White Measures Up Harper

John Manuel -

Few players have been through Bryce Harper's experiences, but Matt White has, and he also knows Harper, having coached him twice with USA Baseball. He sizes up Harper's much-discussed makeup.

College | #2010#Column

Will Bryce Harper Set A Record?

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Though most 17-year-olds would be juniors in high school, Bryce Harper has handled the jump to junior college baseball with aplomb. Which leads to the question: if the Nationals make him the No. 1 overall pick, as expected, will he be the best-compensated draftee ever?

Minors | #2010#Column

Mike Leake Made Quite The Leap

Tracy Ringolsby -

Mike Leake made headlines by jumping from Arizona State to Cincinnati's rotation, bypassing the minor leagues completely. Tim Conroy can relate. Just 81 days after his 18th birthday, a couple of weeks after his graduation from Gateway High in Monroeville, Pa., Conroy found himself standing on the mound at Royals Stadium, wearing an Athletics uniform, and facing the two-time defending American League West champion.

Majors | #2010#Column

Mobile Provides An Opening-Day Highlight

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It's amazing how the information steadily increases from a trickle to a flood as every baseball season approaches. In the offseason, you have to satisfy yourself by reviewing information from the past year and trying to make sense of it, using references such as the Prospect Handbook or Super Register.

Minors | #2010#Column

Heyward’s Is The Game’s Must-See Rookie

Jim Callis -Premium Content

With the Nationals sending Stephen Strasburg to the minors and the Reds doing the same with Aroldis Chapman, Heyward is the must-see rookie at the start of 2010. He's the latest in a line of a dozen other highly-acclaimed rookies who made Opening Day rosters in the past two decades, almost all of whom lived up to their promise:

Minors | #2010#Column

Rushed Pitchers Have Little Success

Tracy Ringolsby -Premium Content

The temptation is there. Can Washington resist? The Nationals are not going to win the National League East or the wild card—sorry if that bursts anybody's bubble—whether Stephen Strasburg starts the season in the rotation or in the minor leagues. With that in mind, the Nationals had every reason to err on the side of caution.

Majors | #2010#Column