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Five Rays prospects in Baseball America’s top 100

Five Rays prospects in Baseball America’s top 100

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The new guy slots in to the top 25 overall With the 2021 baseball season hopefully set to commence in just a month’s time, Baseball America has released their top 100 prospects entering the new campaign, with five players from the Rays organization included among them. 1. Wander Franco, SS (2020 ranking: 1)17. Randy Arozarena, OF (2020 ranking: not ranked)23. Luis Patino, RHP (2020 ranking: 18)56. Vidal Brujan, INF (2020 ranking: 51)100. Shane McClanahan, LHP (2020 ranking: 83) Although they still boast a very impressive farm system, the...
DRaysBay Jan 18, 2021
View from the Catwalk: Rays settle with 4, go to arbitration with 2

View from the Catwalk: Rays settle with 4, go to arbitration with 2

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Rays News The Rays settled with some of the arbitration eligible players. ($) Tyler Glasnow will earn $4 million; Yonny Chirinos, who is unlikely to have much of in impact as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, will earn $1.175. Joey Wendle settled for $2.25 million and Manuel Margot for $3.4 million. They will go to arbitration with Ji-Man Choi (team - $1.85M, player - $2.45M) and Ryan Yarbrough (team - $2.3M, player - $3.1M). Yarbrough’s case will be interesting. DRB’s Darby Robinson wrote about this back when the baseball world was...
DRaysBay Jan 16, 2021
2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List special election: Carlos Colmenarez

2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List special election: Carlos Colmenarez

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Rays have added another highly touted prospect to the system. Previous winner 3B Kevin Padlo (R/R, 6’2 205, 24 in 2021) 2019 statistics with Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham: 432 PA, .265/.389/.538, 21 HR, 53 XBH, 12/16 SB, 15.7 BB%, 26.9 K% Padlo broke a hamate bone in 2017, and it took him until the 2019 season to get back on track. He’s always had power potential, and he started showing it in games. His average wasn’t bad, and he posted a high walk rate. He’s a good defender at third base and has spent time at both first...
DRaysBay Jan 16, 2021
Taylor Walls, the next great Rays player you’ve never heard of

Taylor Walls, the next great Rays player you’ve never heard of

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Rays future at short stop may not be the prospect you expect. During the early days of the offseason, among the first moves made by the Tampa Bay Rays front office was to add several players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. At the time however, the Rays 40-man roster was filled nearly to the brim so the team had to make sure they added the players that they 100% wanted to make sure were still with in the organization the following season. So, on November 20th, the Rays added outfielder Josh Lowe, right-handed...
DRaysBay Jan 15, 2021
Could this be the time to sell high on Willy Adames?

Could this be the time to sell high on Willy Adames?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The future is coming, whether we like it or not The Rays have moved on from several faces of the franchise this offseason, despite winning the American League in 2020, but that should come to us as no surprise at this point, right? Charlie Morton was allowed to test free agency and signed with the Braves, Blake Snell was shipped out to the Padres. The previous season it was top hitter Tommy Pham and closer Emilio Pagan. The Rays sell high, and mostly when there’s a plan for another piece to step in to fill the void. That filling in may be...