Q: Derrik from Texas asks:
I keep seeing where Homer Bailey and Phillips Hughes are considered in their own league as far as pitching prospects go and that Gallardo is at the top of the "rest" of them. Is Gallardo really that far off from those two?
A: J.J. Cooper: Gallardo is definitely a notch behind them, but that still puts him among the best pitching prospects in the minors.
Q: Steven from Kissimmee asks:
All right J.J., time to man up: if Phil Hughes qualified, would he be #1, #2, or #1b? Time to answer the minors' most debated question.
A: J.J. Cooper: Ok, I'll take a swing at it. My view: I'll say Bailey #1, Hughes #2, but really that's a question with no right or wrong answer... they're both outstanding prospects. After typing that, I almost went back and flipped it, they're that close.