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Tampa Bay Rays top offensive performances of the decade

Tampa Bay Rays top offensive performances of the decade

Photo by J. Meric/ Baseball is such an amazing game. On any given night, one player can have the game of their career and perform better than anyone else in the sport. These performance can come from the players you least suspect capable of breaking out, but in the end, it could be that performance that meant the difference between a victory or defeat. Over the past decade the Rays had many such performances from those that you’d expect, the likes of Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist. However, also appearing on the forthcoming list will be Ryan Roberts and Yunel Escobar, as well as four...
DRaysBay Jan 17, 2020
2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 13

2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 13

Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via The first 2019 draft pick reached the list. Previous winner SS Greg Jones (S/R, 6’2 175, 22 in 2020) 2019 statistics with short-season Hudson Valley: 218 PA, .335/.413/.461, 19/27 SB, 18 XBH, 10.1 BB%, 25.7 K% Jones may have been considered raw coming out of UNC Wilmington, but he got his pro career off to a great start. He was third in the New York-Penn League in average, second in on-base percentage, and seventh in slugging percentage. His best tool is his speed, which rivals Vidal Brujan’s. He may never hit for much power, but he should...
DRaysBay Jan 16, 2020
View from the Catwalks: More fallout for cheaters

View from the Catwalks: More fallout for cheaters

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Tyler Glasnow chats on Sirius, and more fallout from the cheating cheaters who cheated Not much in Rays news: The Dodgers designate former Ray Casey Sadler to clear space for Alex Wood. Sadler at least maintained his sense of humor. On a lighter note... I won’t be needing this ticket anymore. https://t.co/rt1FQ0QDAk— Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared) January 16, 2020 The Rays announced game times for 2020 Spring Training. Tickets go on sale Friday. The Rays today announced game times for 2020 Spring Training. First pitchers and catchers workout...
DRaysBay Jan 15, 2020
Rays 2019 stats quiz, Statcast edition

Rays 2019 stats quiz, Statcast edition

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports All right, you aced the first one, let’s see how you do here! A few weeks ago we grilled you folks on some 2019 Rays back-of-the-baseball-card stats… and you did quite well. You collectively got only one question wrong and said you were up for more of a challenge. All right, let’s do that then. In the form of a Statcast version of a 2019 Rays statistical quiz. Now, given the analytical tilt of this website, maybe readers will ace this exam as well, but it should (hopefully) be a bit more challenging. If not, I’ll come back with an absolute...
DRaysBay Jan 15, 2020
View from the Catwalk: VP of Baseball Ops discusses the Rays offseason

View from the Catwalk: VP of Baseball Ops discusses the Rays offseason

Tampa Bay Rays Rays Vice President, James Click, spoke about myriad topics regarding the Tampa Bay Rays Neil Solondz hosted his weekly ‘This Week in Rays Baseball’ podcast and spoke on a myriad topics with the Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Rays, James Click. Click addresses the Rays offseason with Neil and says they entered the winter wanting to score more runs without sacrificing defense and think they have a roster currently they can feel good about from top to bottom. That being said, Click also mentions the Rays are still in discussions with several available...
DRaysBay Jan 15, 2020
2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 12

2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 12

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Randy Arozarena has been inserted into the list, and we’ll get back to normal voting. After totaling all of the Randy Arozarena votes, he’ll be placed ninth on the list. That moves two players down a spot, and we’ll continue with No. 12. I’ll take up to two testers this poll. Please nominate players. RHP JJ Goss (6’3 185, 19 in 2020) 2019 statistics with Gulf Coast League Rays: 17 IP, 5.82 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 2.8 BB%, 22.5 K% Goss improved throughout the spring, and that led to the Rays selecting him with the No. 36 pick in June. His stuff got better. His...
DRaysBay Jan 14, 2020
Rays 2020 spring training single-game tickets go on sale this Friday

Rays 2020 spring training single-game tickets go on sale this Friday

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Charlotte Sports Park awaits you. The Tampa Bay Rays today announced via press release ticket information for 2020 spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park. Single-game tickets go on sale this Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m., exclusively through RaysBaseball.com. Single-game tickets will be available via phone by calling 888-FAN-RAYS and at the Charlotte Sports Park Box Office beginning Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m. Rays Insiders Presale Fans who sign up for the Rays Insider, the Rays official email newsletter, will have the opportunity to participate...
DRaysBay Jan 13, 2020
How Willy Adames’ defense stacks up with Infielder OAA

How Willy Adames’ defense stacks up with Infielder OAA

Baseball Savant’s newest stat allows us to take a deeper dive into Adames’ defense Willy Adames had a breakout campaign in 2019 on both sides of the ball. Adames’s defensive improvements throughout the season provided Rays fans with a glimpse at the potential the young shortstop has. With Statcast and Baseball Savant introducing their newest advanced metric, Infielder Outs Above Average, let’s not only take a look at how Adames’ 2019 season compares to other great defenders at his position, but understand the situations that allows Adames to play his best defense. Adames recorded...
DRaysBay Jan 13, 2020
View from the Catwalk: Rays sign catchers Kevan Smith, Chris Herrmann

View from the Catwalk: Rays sign catchers Kevan Smith, Chris Herrmann

The deals include an invite to MLB camp at Spring Training. The Rays have signed catcher Kevan Smith to a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp, per MLBTR owner Tim Dierkes. Smith had been identified by our Homin Lee back in December as a right-handed hitting catcher who could help balance the Rays roster next season, thanks to his name popping up as one of three free agent catchers with at least 300 PA vs LHP from 2017-2019 with good results: 120 wRC+ over the last three seasons, 145 wRC+ in 2019. With a track record that strong in the batter’s box, he...
DRaysBay Jan 13, 2020
2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect special election

2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect special election

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ For the first time in two years, we have a special election to add a player to the list. Previous winner RHP Brent Honeywell (6’2 195, 25 in 2020) Did not pitch in 2019 It was another lost season for Honeywell. After Tommy John surgery cost him 2018, a broken elbow cost him 2019. When he last pitched, he had great stuff and threw strikes with a hard fastball, and impressive secondary pitches — a screwball, changeup, and slider. It’s been a while since we’ve had a special election, so to refresh how it works, Randy Arozarena is the only player being...
DRaysBay Jan 13, 2020
Rays prospects and winter leagues: Mead, Adelaide return to action

Rays prospects and winter leagues: Mead, Adelaide return to action

Photo by Joe Robbins/ A week after having a series canceled due to bushfires, Adelaide was able to play again over the weekend. baseball!Curtis Mead (@RaysBaseball) goes yard to bring the @AdelaideGiants within one! #ABL WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/PIrl8Bks6G pic.twitter.com/zFUBoqDa72— Australian Baseball League (@ABL) January 10, 2020 Hitters C Roberto Alvarez, Australian Baseball League This week: 9 AB, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 KOffseason: 77 AB, .260/.296/.286 2B Jonathan Aranda, Liga Mexicana del Pacífico This week: 0 ABOffseason: 15 AB, .133/.188/.133 OF Niko Hulsizer, ABL This week:...
DRaysBay Jan 11, 2020
A different lineup every game? Projecting the Rays starting nine

A different lineup every game? Projecting the Rays starting nine

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Trades for Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena give Kevin Cash yet more options After a month of inactivity following their signing of Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, the Tampa Bay Rays made a couple of trades of Thursday night, acquiring outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena from the St Louis Cardinals for prospect Matthew Liberatore. Later on in the evening, the Rays also parted ways with pitcher Austin Pruitt, who was sent to the Houston Astros for minor leaguers Cal Stevenson and Peyton Battenfield. The small flurry of moves has a massive...
DRaysBay Jan 10, 2020
Tampa Bay Rays settle with all arbitration eligible players

Tampa Bay Rays settle with all arbitration eligible players

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Hunter Renfroe was among the five players the Rays reached agreements with The Tampa Bay Rays have avoided arbitration with all of five of their remaining players that were eligible: right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow, right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe, outfielder Hunter Renfroe and infielder Daniel Robertson. Drake flourished with the Rays this past season as he struck out 32% of opposing hitters and finished the season with a 3.21 ERA / 3.87 FIP. He was projected to make $1.1M during his first foray into arbitration. The Rays...
DRaysBay Jan 10, 2020
Randy Arozarena has a future in the Rays outfield

Randy Arozarena has a future in the Rays outfield

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Diving deep on the new acquisition Last night the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals made headlines with a big trade. The Rays received two MLB players in Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena while trading Matthew Liberatore and a low minors catcher. For the second time in less than a year the Rays have moved a player that is a consensus top 50 prospect in the game and that creates some unease for a fan base that is accustomed to be the team collecting prospects rather than trading them. The biggest surprise in this trade, for me, is that it...
DRaysBay Jan 10, 2020
View from the Catwalks: Rays re-ignite the hot stove

View from the Catwalks: Rays re-ignite the hot stove

Photo by Scott Kane/ A couple of trades to give us something to write about and to read up on this weekend. Rays News Rays-Cardinals swap a good old-fashioned win-win trade - David Schoenfield, ESPN ($) Finally after multiple years of pining after a Jose Martinez to the Rays trade, Petriello gets his wish: Jose Martinez has been a True Ray for like 3 years, about time this happened https://t.co/xMz8075GI8— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) January 10, 2020 Rays net J. Martínez in intriguing deal with Cards - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: Big, bold, and certainly fascinating trade...

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