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DRaysBay Jan 31, 2023
2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 14

2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 14

Kameron Misner is the Rays 13th prospect. Previous Winner OF Kameron Misner (6’4” 218, 25 in 2023) Kameron Misner was acquired from the Miami Marlins in last winter’s trade for Joey Wendle. In AA he hit .251/.384/.431 and put up a 120 wRC+. He put up a 16.9% walk rate and 30.4% strikeout rate while hitting 16 homers and stealing 32 bases. The reason for caution are his high strikeout rate and advanced age for the level. 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List Kameron Misner (10 votes) takes down the 13th spot ahead of Brock Jones (4 votes), Xavier Isaac (3 votes), Rene...
DRaysBay Jan 30, 2023
Rays/Hines selected to redevelop Tropicana Field location

Rays/Hines selected to redevelop Tropicana Field location

Hines & Tampa Bay Rays Named as Master Developer for a Better Path Forward with Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment  St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch has selected the Tampa Bay Rays led redevelopment bid for the land surrounding Tropicana Field. As a consequence, the Rays plan for a new stadium in the somewhat isolated city within the greater Tampa Bay area has been selected, clearing the way for the Rays to stay in their current stadium location. Tropicana Field sits on a previously a flourishing, historically Black neighborhood in St. Petersburg called the Gas Plant...
DRaysBay Jan 27, 2023
Rays sign RHP Pete Fairbanks to a 3-year extension

Rays sign RHP Pete Fairbanks to a 3-year extension

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ This pleases both Pete and the Rays The Rays continue to work towards both rewarding and securing their core players. Pete Fairbanks and the Rays today agreed to a 3-year contract extension, with a club option for a 4th year. Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a three-year, $12 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN. Deal includes a fourth-year club option and comes off a year in which Fairbanks finished with 22 scoreless IP.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 27, 2023 Per Marc Topkin, the deal could...
DRaysBay Jan 26, 2023
2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 12

2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 12

Osleivis Basabe takes down the 11th spot. Previous Winner MI Osleivis Basabe (6’1” 188, 22 in 2023) Osleivis Basabe was acquired by the Rays in the Nate Lowe trade with the Texas Rangers. Basabe spent the 2022 season split between A+ and AA. He combined to hit .324/.385/.462 and put up a 129 wRC+ over 495 plate appearances. He posted a 8.1% walk rate and 11.9% strikeout rate. He split time at second base, shortstop, and third base. He was added to the 40 man to protect from the Rule 5 draft this winter. 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List Osleivis Basabe (18 votes)...
DRaysBay Jan 26, 2023
Rays to host screening of documentary film ‘After Jackie’ at Tampa Theater on February 2

Rays to host screening of documentary film ‘After Jackie’ at Tampa Theater on February 2

To kickoff Black History Month, the Rays are screening the film After Jackie on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre. The Tampa Bay Rays are sponsoring a free community screening of the UNINTERRUPTED film, After Jackie, at Tampa Theatre on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. Released in 2022, during the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson becoming the first Black player allowed to play modern Major League Baseball, After Jackie tells the often-overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt...