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The BA 500
Scouting Reports on the top 500 players for the 2012 draft
Draft Basics
All the details you need for the June 4 draft
Mock Draft 2.0
Our most recent projections of how the first round will shape up
Each Team's Draft Budget
A breakdown of each team's bonus pool for the 2012 draft
Pick-By-Pick Values
See the recommended value for every pick from No. 1 to No. 338
Twitter Feeds
Links to nearly 100 different Twitter accounts for 2012 draft prospects

2012 Draft: Top 100 Prospects
The top prospects for the 2012 draft three weeks before the draft
Draft 2012: Prospects 1-25 Premium
Outfielder Byron Buxton leads off the Top 25
Draft 2012: Prospects 26-50 Premium
Scouting reports on potential first and sandwich round picks
Draft 2012: Prospects 51-75 Premium
Our scouting reports for prospects ranked No. 51-75
Draft 2012: Prospects 76-100 Premium
Our scouting reports for prospects ranked No. 76-100
2012 Draft: Prospects 101-200
The top prospects for the 2012 draft three weeks before the draft
Draft 2012: Prospects 101-125 Premium
Scouting reports from Mitch Nay to Tyler Pike
Draft 2012: Prospects 126-150 Premium
Scouting reports from Alex Young to Ronnie Freeman
Draft 2012: Prospects 151-175 Premium
Scouting reports from Josh Schubert to Spencer Edwards
Draft 2012: Prospects 176-200 Premium
Scouting reports from Edgardo Rivera to Bryan de la Rosa

2012 Top 100 Draft Prospects
Early Draft Top 100 from Feb. 12
2012 Top 50 Senior Draft Prospects Premium
The best college seniors in the 2012 draft
2012 Top 50 Junior Draft Prospects Premium
The best college juniors in the 2012 draft
2012 Top 100 Preseason Scouting Reports: 1-25 Premium
From Mark Appel to Josh Elander
2012 Top 100 Preseason Scouting Reports: 26-50 Premium
From Richie Shaffer to Jesse Winker
2012 Top 100 Preseason Scouting Reports: 51-75 Premium
From Lewis Brinson to Alex Wood
2012 Top 100 Preseason Scouting Reports: 76-100 Premium
From Martin Agosta to Brett Mooneyham
Early 2012 College Top 100
A snapshot of the Top 100 college players on Dec. 7, 2011
Early 2012 High School Top 25
An early snapshot at the top 25 high schoolers for 2012
2012 High School Top 100 With Commitments Premium
A look at the top 100 high school players for 2012 on signing day
Early 2012 Draft Top 50 Premium
An look at the top 50 prospects on Sept. 16, 2011
Early Draft Preview: 2012 Top 100 Draft Prospects Premium
A preseason look at BA's top 100 draft prospects
2012 Draft Midseason Top 60 Premium
The top prospects for the 2012 draft

Stats For Top 200 College Hitters On Friday Nights
Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer is hitting .388/.569/.633 on Friday nights
What Your Team Has To Spend
Every team's bonus pool for the 2012 draft
Quarterbacks Have A Rich History In MLB
Jameis Winston is latest in a long line of dual threats
How Lucas Giolito's Injury Could Affect Draft
Some teams are more suited to pursue the injured righthander
Mark Appel: Cause For Concern?
Stanford ace didn't dominate as a sophomore
Kyle Zimmer's Rise Evokes Memories Of Jesse Foppert
Zimmer's story sounds familiar to John Manuel
2012 High School All-America Charts
A list of the three teams, as voted on by scouting directors
2012 Preseason High School All-America Team Premium
Profiles on the first team, as selected by scouting directors
Scouts ID Talent Better Than Winners In College Premium
John Manuel looks back into the archives of college All-America teams
Georgia Southern's Victor Roache Tries To Overcome Problematic Profile
Not many big league, righthanded-hitting outfielders played the position in college
Player Comparisons Paint A Picture For Scouts Premium
Comparing players is essential for scouting
The Scout Comp All-Stars Premium
Some players are used as comparisons more frequently than others
2012 Preseason College All-America Team Premium
Scouting reports on the loaded first team
2012 College All-America Team Charts
A list of the three teams, as voted on by scouting directors
2012 Draft Breakdown: Position-By-Position
It's a good year for catchers
2012 Draft Class Is Muddled At The Top
The top of the 2012 draft provides more uncertainty and intrigue than any in recent memory

Albert Almora Places Focus On The Future Premium
Polished center fielder is Team USA posterboy
Texas Tech's Barrett Barnes Shows Plenty Of Bat Speed Premium
Outfielder left his mark at the Houston College Classic
Game Report: Chris Beck
Beck's stuff was down early in the season
Looking Ahead: North Carolina, Tennessee Underclassmen
Our first repot on righthander Ty Buttrey
For Cecchinis Baseball Is A Family Affair Premium
Gavin Cecchini joins his brother and parents in the spotlight
Josh Elander Catches On Quickly At TCU Premium
Big, strong catcher has impressive raw power
Golden Spikes Spotlight on Kevin Gausman
LSU draft-eligible sophomore dominated first month of the season
Ty Hensley, Next Big Arm From Oklahoma
Country strong righthander grew up around the game
Arizona's Kurt Heyer Has Something To Prove Premium
Last year, Heyer had second-most strikeouts in Pac-10
Hinojosa Thrives At Klein Collins
High school shortstop is hitting with wood this spring
Game Report: Travis Jankowski (with video)
Stony Brook center fielder has a sweet swing
Travis Jankowski Sets The Stony Brook Standard Premium
Toolsy center fielder has blossomed for Seawolves
Gator's Brian Johnson's Success Is Making Life Difficult For Scouts Premium
Florida two-way talent is preferred on the mound
St. Edward's Stephen Johnson Shows Electric Stuff Premium
Righthander is the top Division-II prospect for the 2012 draft
Carson Kelly Is Rare Oregon Prospect
Legit two-way talent is top prospect in the Northwest this year
Monmouth's Pat Light Impresses In Opener
Northeast righthander showed impressive stuff and feel
South African Kieran Lovegrove Proves An Intriguing Late-Bloomer Premium
Lovegrove's velocity has improved gradually
Magnificent Heat Lures Scouts To Damien Magnifico Premium
Oklahoma righthander has touched triple digits
Naquin Swings His Way To First-Round Prospect Premium
Texas A&M outfielder hit rocks with a broomstick as a kid
Game Report: Peter O'Brien (with video)
Senior catcher went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run
Stanford's Stephen Piscotty Dreamed Of Playing For Stanford Premium
Third baseman grew up going to Cardinal games with his uncle
Purdue Eyes An Elusive Big Ten Title Premium
Catcher Kevin Plawecki could end century-long drought
Ray Of Hope For Houston
Jared Ray touched 93 mph at Houston College Classic
Troy's Tyler Ray Yearns For Another Ring Premium
Senior righthander knows how to win
Matthew Reckling Emerges As Anchor For Rice
Senior righthander sits 86-91 with downer curveball
Roache, Beck Give Georgia Southern Two Potential First Rounders Premium
Eagles entered the season with two first-team All-Americans
New Bats Couldn't Slow Down Victor Roache
Roache led college baseball with 30 home runs in 2011
Duke's Marcus Stroman Fans 17
Blue Devils ace was lights out against George Washington
Game Report: Marcus Stroman
Duke righthander looks good against Canisius
Golden Spikes Spotlight on Marcus Stroman
Righthander worked hard to improve changeup this year
Golden Spikes Spotlight on Preston Tucker
Florida senior first baseman continues to rake
Adam Brett Walker, Dan Gulbransen Have Jacksonville In Prime Spot Premium
Loads of talent from mid-major schools this year
Looking Ahead: Olympia Underclassmen
Weickel and Winker stood out early
Top QB Winston Also Excels In Baseball Premium
Five-tool outfielder Jameis Winston is also nation's top QB recruit
Wiseman Stands Out At PG National Premium
Talented Boston prep outfielder is also class president
USF's Kyle Zimmer Bests UCLA's Gerrit Cole
Sneak preview of one of top 2012 arms
Mound Move Pays Off For Kyle Zimmer Premium
San Francisco ace was recruited as an infielder
Buffalo's Tom Murphy Maps Out Path To Majors Premium
Tom Murphy has never attended a major league game, but is determined to play in one
Diaz Dazzles At Excellence Tournament
A look at PR's top talent for the draft
Flashback To 2009: Muncy, Phillips
Three years later, scouting reports on Max Muncy and Dane Phillips ring true
Game Report: Alex Wood Vs. Kevin Gausman
Two top college arms squared off in a heated SEC matchup
Game Report: Byron Buxton (with video)
Close look at the ultra-toolsy Georgia prep outfielder
Game Report: Matt Smoral (with video)
Ohio prep lefthander's first start of the season
Game Report: Michael Wacha Dominates For Texas A&M
Junior righthander throws complete-game shutout at Pepperdine
Game Report: Richie Shaffer (With Video)
Clemson third baseman offers power
Game Report: Trey Williams (with video)
California prep infielder has tools and upside
Game Report: Ty Buttrey
North Carolina prep pitcher has been rising up draft boards
Game Reports: Kyle Zimmer, Hunter Virant
Close look at California arms
Hawkins, Fried, Gallo Shine On NHSI Day Two
Country's top high school talent on display at NHSI
Johnson Looks Strong In Return
Potential first-rounder Johnson returns from forearm injury
Luke Sims Dominates NHSI Day One
NHSI day one recap
Marcus Stroman: History Maker Premium
Stroman could become second Duke first-rounder
Mitch Haniger: A High-Powered Mustang Premium
Mitch Haniger brings the power for Cal Poly
Rahier Tries Alternate Route To Pro Career Premium
Tanner Rahier is a potential first round pick despite not playing on his high school team
Southeast College Shortstop Roulette
A look at the top college shortstops in the sunshine state
Texas A&M's Michael Wacha Develops Into Blue-Chipper Premium
Texas A&M's Michael Wacha is a likely top 15 pick
Valentin Knows What To Expect At Next Level
Jesmuel Valentin, Jose's son, is one of Puerto Rico's top prospects
Velocity Doesn't Net Strikeouts For Radford's Butler
Radford's Eddie Butler is a high-upside arm
Victor Roache Hopes To Swing Before Draft
The injured Roache looks to show teams he's healthy prior to draft
What To Do With Duane Underwood?
Duane Underwood offers upside and question marks
Addison Russell Improves His Body To Stay At Shortstop Premium
With his improved body, Addison Russell solidified his place as a first-round pick
Lewis Brinson: Plenty of Encouragement Premium
Lewis Brinson Excels With Mother's Encouragement
Zach Efflin: Leaving The Pack Premium
Zach Eflin's draft stock is on the rise
Correa Shines In Loaded Year For Puerto Rico Premium
Shortstop Carlos Correa has been compared to Ryan Zimmerman and Troy Tulowitzki
Kevin Gausman: Earning His Stripes Premium
There's more to LSU's Gausman than gas

2012 High School Top 100 Draft Chat
Conor Glassey and Nathan Rode answer questions about the list
Sept. 16, 2011 Draft Chat With Conor Glassey Premium
Some early answers to early questions about the 2012 draft
In The Dugout With Baylor's Max Muncy
Q&A with the Bear's first baseman
In The Dugout With Monmouth's Pat Light
Projectable righthander loved his time in the Cape Cod League
In The Dugout With North Carolina's Cody Stubbs
Juco transfer is big boost to Tar Heels' lineup
College World Series Q&A With Tony Renda
Cal second baseman was 2011 Pac-10 player of the year
Early Draft Preview Roundtable Podcast
John Manuel, Jim Callis, Conor Glassey & Nathan Rode preview the 2012 draft
Aug. 19 Draft Podcast:
Conor Glassey and Nathan Rode discuss the showcase circuit
July 7 Draft Podcast
Conor Glassey and Nathan Rode give an early preview of the 2012 draft
Draft Video: Byron Buxton
Draft's top position player shows five plus tools
Draft Video: Jesse Winker
Florida prep shows big lefthanded power
Draft Video: Alex Bregman
LSU commit really knows how to handle the bat
Draft Video: Stryker Trahan
High school catcher has strong lefthanded bat
Draft Video: David Dahl
Alabama outfielder has tools and polish
Draft Video: Carlos Correa
Puerto Rican shortstop could be highest position player ever drafted from the island
Draft Video: Matt Smoral
Lanky lefthanded North Carolina commit has power arsenal
Draft Video: Kolby Copeland
Louisiana outfielder has intriguing tools
Draft Chat With John Manuel And Nathan Rode
John Manuel and Nathan Rode answered readers' draft questions on May 2
Draft Chat: April 11 Premium
Conor Glassey answered draft queries on April 11
Jim Callis Chat: April 18
Jim Callis answered readers' draft questions on April 18
Jim Callis Chat: April 25
Jim Callis answered readers' draft questions on April 25
Jim Callis Chat: May 16
Jim Callis answered readers' draft questions on May 16
Jim Callis Chat: May 9
Jim Callis answered readers' draft questions on May 9
Draft Talk Podcast
Jim Callis and John Manuel discuss the upcoming draft and who will likely go No. 1
Podcast: Major League/Draft Talk
JJ, John and Conor discuss the first month in the majors and look ahead to the draft
Podcast: More Draft Talk
Jim Callis and John Manuel discuss the upcoming draft and who will likely go No. 1
Courtney Hawkins Can Do It All
Courtney Hawkins displays his athleticism
Draft Video: Carlos Correa
Puerto Rican Carlos Correa oozes plus tools
Getting To Know NHSI Prospects
A look at the lighter side of the country's top prep prospects
Draft Video: Albert Almora
Florida prep center fielder is extremely polished
Draft Video: Carson Kelly
Oregon recruit is preferred at third base, but is legit two-way prospect
Draft Video: Mitch Brown
Video provided by Baseball Factory
Draft Video: Lewis Brinson
Florida recruit draws body comparisons to Cameron Maybin
Draft Video: D.J. Davis
Mississippi prep centerfielder has blazing speed
Draft Videos: Ty Hensley & Nick Travieso
Video provided by Baseball Factory
Draft Video: Gavin Cecchini
One of the draft's top shortstops
Jim Callis Chat: May 23
Draft's top position player shows five plus tools

Draft Tracker: March 14 Premium
Scouting reports on Alex Wood, Justin Garza, Steve Bean & Adam Miller
Draft Tracker: April 11 Premium
Scouting reports on DJ Davis, Dane Phillips, BJ Boyd & Kyle Twomey
Draft Tracker: April 18 Premium
Scouting reports on Anthony Alford, Corey Black, Tyler Gonzales & Seth Willoughby
Draft Tracker: April 25 Premium
Scouting reports on Mitch Haniger, Reid Scoggins, Isaiah Yates & Dan Langfield
Draft Tracker: March 28 Premium
Scouting reports on Pierce Johnson, Damion Carroll, Paxton De La Garza & Jeff Gelalich
Draft Tracker: May 16 Premium
Scouting reports on Mitch Nay, Max White, Jamie Jarmon, Stephen Okert & David Hill
Draft Tracker: May 2 Premium
Scouting reports on Chris Stratton, James Kaprielian, Walker Buehler, Mitchell Gueller & Jared Price
Draft Tracker: May 9 Premium
Scouting reports on Corey Seager, Brett Phillips, Derick Velasquez, Timothy Robinson & Mitch Brown
Draft Tracker: May 23 Premium
Scouting reports on four two-sport athletes: Shaq Thompson, Patrick Kivlehan, Aaron Porter and Storm Throne

2011 Team USA Top 20 Scouting Reports Premium
Stanford ace Mark Appel is tops
Team USA Wraps Up Short, Sweet Summer
No trials, no international travel and no major tournaments in 2011
2011 Cape Cod League Top 30 Scouting Reports Premium
List is highlighted by Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero
Ramsey, Power Arms Stand Out In Cape All-Star Game
Florida State rising senior hit a big home run
Cape League All-Stars Announced
As usual, rosters are exciting
2011 Northwoods League Top 20 Scouting Reports Premium
Arkansas draft-eligible sophomore Nolan Sanburn tops the list
Summer College All-Star Games Roundup
Recaps of Northwoods, Coastal Plains League all-star games
Scouting Reports For Top Prospect From 18 Other Leagues
Catcher Tom Murphy stood out in the NECBL

NHSI Schedule Released With Selection Show
Previewing the National High School Invitational
Southern California Prep Talent Shines In Compton
Athletic catcher Sammy Ayala helped his stock
2012 NHSI Participants Announced
Innaugural high school tournament is loaded with talent
Marucci Elite & Rising Prospects Impress In Jupiter
Outfielder Ty Moore wins WWBA World Championship MVP
Goliath Goes Down In Jupiter
Loaded FTB Mizuno/Cardinals Scout Team does not make playoffs
Smoral Stands Out Among Big Arms
Lefthander Matt Smoral touched 94 in Jupiter
Newlywed Catcher Shows Strong Arm
Louisiana prep catcher Peter Pizarro is already married
Arms Stand Out On Jupiter's First Day
Lefthander Anthony Seise looked sharp
Shaw Adds Element To Two-Sport Athlete
Canadian catcher gave up curling for baseball
Rays Scout Team Stars At Arizona Senior Fall Classic
Righthander Zech Jemiola topped out at 92
Arizona Senior Fall Classic Kicks Off With Academic Game
Shortstop Mason Novak stood out during the game
Gallo's Homer Highlights All-Star Game
Nevada prep hits 10th-longest homer in Petco Park history
Rain Didn't Cloud Under Armour Game
MVP Jesmuel Valentin Diaz had a great day at the plate
The Under Armour Experience: More Than Just A Game
Players run a camp and get their own baseball cards and
Everything Is 'Tracked' At Area Codes
TrackMan recorded loads of interesting data in Long Beach
Two Rarities Show Up At Area Code Games Day Five
Dylan LaVelle hit the event's first home run
Another Catcher Joins Hit Parade At Area Codes
Clint Coulter has 3-for-3 day at the plate
Trahan's Bat Heats Up At Area Codes
Catcher is named after a Burt Reynolds character
Scouts Bear Down On Mathisen At Catcher
Talented Texas catcher plays shortstop in high school
Blanford Shows Loose Arm At Area Codes
Arizona prep righthander pounded the strike zone
Notes From Area Code Games BP
Giovanni Brusa stood out for his size and strength
Dueling Trio Lights Up Radar Guns
Lance McCullers Jr. touched 97 at East Coast Pro
Dahl Impressing At Less Than Full Strength
David Dahl looks good after bout with mononucleosis
Highlights From East Coast Pro's First Day
Byron Buxton ran a 6.5-second 60-yard dash
Trio Stands Out At Breakthrough Series
Switch-pitcher Ryan Perez offers intrigue
Rahier, Lail Have Big Days At ABCL Top 20
Shortstop Tanner Rahier stood out at SoCal showcase
Several Stand Out At ABCL Top 20
SoCal righthander Kieran Lovegrove touched 91 mph
Ruiz Shows Off His Two-Way Ability
California third baseman looks good at Team USA trials
2011 PG National Standouts Premium
Lefthander Nathan Kirby is one of 20 players to open some eyes
USA Baseball Announces 18U, 16U & 14U Trials Rosters
Tournament of Stars ends with roster of 40 top players
Callahan Shakes Off Nerves On TOS Day Four
South Carolina righthander flashes four pitches
Pony Flexes Muscle At TOS
Giolito and Weickel look good on the mound
Fulmer Shows Big Arm At TOS Day One
Florida righthander was up to 95 mph
Tournament Of Stars Preview
Spotlighting players to watch at the event
PG National Ends On A High Note With McCullers
Lance McCullers Jr. showed his usual stuff
Virant Dazzles On Day Three At PG National
SoCal lefty is new to pitching, but it doesn't show
PG National Standouts, Day Two
Trey Williams hit a rocket home run
Burr, Schmidt Light Up Guns On Day One At PG National
Athletic righthanders both touched 94

Draft Will Again Air On MLB Network
Jim Callis will return to provide in-depth analysis during the broadcast
2012 MLB Draft Prospects On Twitter
Links to nearly 100 different Twitter accounts
Nathan Kirby Removes Name From Draft
Prep LHP Kirby forgoes draft to attend UVA
Alex Bregman Likely Done For Season
New Mexico high school shortstop broke his finger
Matthew Crownover Has Tommy John Surgery
Surgery derails the lefthander committed to Clemson
Giolito Out For The Season
Top high school prospect injures elbow
Indiana's Micah Johnson Has Elbow Surgery
Athletic second baseman could miss rest of season
Giants Scout Creates iPhone App
Another technological advance for baseball's unsung heroes
Giolito Hits Triple Digits
Top high school righthander visits rare territory
Victor Roache Suffers Broken Wrist
Top college slugger likely out for the season
San Francisco's Kyle Zimmer Generates Early Draft Buzz
It's a banner year for NorCal
Selig Calls International Draft 'Inevitable'
Things should get interesting over the next couple years
Lefties Sam Stafford, Christian Jones To Miss Season
Arm injuries knock two southpaws out for the year
Miami's Peter O'Brien Cleared To Play
Senior catcher allowed to transfer without penalty
Cuban Lefty Onelkis Garcia Will Be In 2012 Draft
22-year-old lefthander has been clocked up to 94 mph
Cardinals Hire Kantrovitz
Redbirds hire Luhnow's replacement at scouting director
C.J. Hinojosa Will Not Enroll Early At Texas
Texas prep will remain in high school for senior year
Orioles Hire Gary Rajsich
Baltimore picks new scouting director
Team USA 18U Brings Home Gold
Loaded team went undefeated in Colombia
Team USA 18U Improves To 3-0
Americans defeat Mexico and Argentina
Team USA 18U Shuts Out Aruba
Jesse Winker dealt on the mound
Padres Hire MacDonald; Mets Promote Tanous
Looking at two more changes to scouting departments last fall
Perez Will Likely Head To Central Arizona Early
Third baseman Fernando Perez skips senior season
June 4 Draft Date Makes Stanek Ineligible
His Arkansas teammate, Nolan Sanburn, will be sophomore-eligible
Lefty Fried Gives Harvard-Westlake Top Rotation
Top lefthander transfers across town
2012 Compensation Picks
Tracking which teams have extra picks this year
Sabol Leaving Oregon
Sophomore outfielder headed to a juco
USA Baseball 18U Team Makes Second Cut
Rosters shrink from 40 to 28
Alex Bregman Will Play In Playoffs
Bregman makes unexpected return to finish high school career
Alford Tells Teams He Won't Sign
Two sport star Alford says he wil play football in college
Buxton's Tools Put Baxley On The Draft Map
Scouts will make the trip to see draft's top prep prospect
Correa, Big Arms Stand Out At Excellence Tournament
Analysis from Puerto Rico's Excellence Tournament
Eflin's Injury Affects Florida Prep Pitching Class
Injury to high-upside Efflin shakes up pitching rankings in the sunshine state
Fernelys Sanchez Out At Least A Month
New York prep outfielder breaks fibula
Giolito Starts Throwing
The draft's top prep pitcher resumes throwing
Hinojosa Done For The Season
Top Texas commit sustains season-ending shoulder injury
Johnson Cleared To Rejoin Hoosiers
Indiana's speedy Micah Johnson cleared to return after elbow surgery
Kyle Zimmer Will Miss His Next Start
Potential top 10 pick Zimmer suffers hamstring injury
Rio Ruiz Has Blood Clot Removed
Toolsy Southern California commit remains sidelined
Slots You Can Believe In
Lining up the budgeted amounts for all the picks
Smoral To Have Surgery On Right Foot
Potential first round lefthander has surgery
Virginia Is For Pitchers
A look at Virginia's top hurlers
Florida Prep RHP Zach Eflin Returns
Top Florida prep pitcher returns from triceps injury
Josh Conway Out For The Season
Another injury to potential high draft pick

New Labor Deal Features Major Draft Changes
A first look at the new draft rules for 2012
Teams Will Adjust To New Draft Rules
An early preview of the impact the new changes will have
New CBA Will Bring Sweeping Changes To Talent Acquisition
Will more high school players head to college?
Putting Draft Changes Under The Microscope
Explaining all the changes in detail
More Draft Details From The CBA
Spotlighting the biggest changes from the new CBA
CBA Winners And Losers Premium
A look at who will benefit (and who won't) from new draft changes
Draft Cap May Not Be So Harsh
Teams will still have plenty to spend
Free-Agent Compensation Update
Type A/Type B free-agent compensation system will be eliminated
2012 Aggregate Bonus Pools
How much does your favorite team have to spend?

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