Pittsburgh Pirates righthander Tim Alderson has already taken the hot seat at Baseball America this morning, and three more Major League Baseball prospects will follow.
In a live chat with fans from across the country, the Pirates' No. 7 prospect answered questions about being the centerpiece of a major trade right down the line to his childhood heroes.
The rest of today's lineup (below) includes Kaneland High School's Casey Crosby, a left-handed pitcher and the No. 2 prospect for the Detroit Tigers. Ask him anything you want, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Baseball America's Web site.
• Red Sox center fielder and No. 1 prospect, Ryan Westmoreland (1 p.m.)
• Marlins first baseman and No. 2 prospect, Logan Morrison (2 p.m.)
• Tigers lefthander and No. 2 prospect, Crosby (2:30 p.m.)
May want to ask Crosby how he became a fifth-round draft pick in 2007 or how he recovered from Tommy John surgery to become the Tigers' minor-league pitcher of the year in 2009.
For the West Michigan Whitecaps last season, the 6-foot-5-inch, 200-pound Crosby struck out 117 batters in 104 2/3 innings. Chat 'em up about what kinds of pitches he's throwing and how to deal with troubling finger blisters.
"I've just got to build a callous on it," Crosby told The Beacon-News last year, "soak it in pickle juice."