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DRaysBay Nov 23, 2016

Offseason Prospect Update: AFL concludes, ABL commences

Seven Rays prospects finished their stints in the Arizona Fall League, while three start theirs in Australia. Arizona Fall League The Arizona Fall League concluded when the Mesa Solar Sox beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-1 in the AFL Championship Game in Scottsdale on Saturday. The Peoria Javelinas, the team for which the Rays prospects played, didn't make the playoffs, so they've been done for some time now. Here's a summary: C Nick Ciuffo started off the A+ Charlotte 2016 regular season strong, but he missed two months to injury and couldn't get back on track thereafter. He added a leg kick...
DRaysBay Nov 21, 2016

Jim Bowden names top free agent fits for the Rays

“Top” as in Bowden’s top-50 for the 2016 off-season. Jim Bowden, the former Nationals General Manager, is a writer behind ESPN’s paywall so you may not see his work frequently. His opinions are flashy, but his contract values are of worth, so we’ll report on them as they are relevant here. At the end of last week, Bowden released his top-50 free agents and assigned contract values, which included comparable recent contracts as well as possible team fits. The Rays were tagged with six free agents (some reasonable, some more farfetched) and it’s interesting to see his thought...
Rays Index Nov 16, 2016

Kate Upton rips Major League Baseball after 2 Rays writers leave Justin Verlander off their Cy Young ballots

Kate Upton called for the firing of two Tampa Bay Rays media members after they left Justin Verlander off their ballots for the American League Cy Young Award. Despite Verlander receiving the most first-place votes in the 2016 American League Cy Young voting, he did not win the award. This […]
DRaysBay Nov 14, 2016

Rays Free Agent Target: Jason Castro

Jason Castro is the perfect candidate to improve the Rays catcher situation. Fans are understandably frustrated with the offense the Rays have received from the catcher position throughout the history of the franchise. Free agent catcher Jason Castro is one of the better options available on the market, and a sensible choice for the Rays, should they want to finally sign an established backstop. Why does Jason Castro fit? You can begin the argument for Castro around offense. The Rays already have a good hitting option against left handed pitching in Curt Casali. Casali hit .230/.305/.432...
DRaysBay Nov 12, 2016

Late Night Raymblings: So Many Fly Ballers

So Fly The Tampa Bay Rays starting pitchers induced more fly balls than any other staff in 2016. In fact, their 41.4% FB rate is the highest of any rotation since the 2013 Oakland Athletics, who put up a 41.5% rate. The 2010 San Francisco Giants would be the next team to have a higher fly ball rate at 41.8%. Luckily for the Rays, those pitchers were able to suppress their cumulative HR/FB rate to one of the lowest in the league at 12.4%. Considering batters tend to hit balls the hardest to their pull side, the Rays were able to keep that HR/FB rate low by allowing the fewest batted balls...
DRaysBay Nov 8, 2016

Kiermaier Wins Back to Back Gold Glove

A broken hand didn’t keep Kiermaier away from back to back Gold Gloves. Congratulations to @KKiermaier39 on winning back-to-back Gold Glove Awards! #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/FAM9PlUHnb— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 9, 2016 Kevin Kiermaier, 2015 Gold and Platinum Glove winner, won his second career Gold Glove in 2016. Kiermaier beat out fellow finalists Kevin Pillar (Toronto) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (Boston). Kiermaier was limited to 105 games after breaking his hand in Detroit on May 21. In 872.1 innings Kiermaier led center fielders with 25 DRS and his 12.3 UZR (24.2...

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