11:50 AM EST, Tue February 25, 2020
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View from the Catwalks: Yoshi goes deep

View from the Catwalks: Yoshi goes deep

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The Rays took on the Red Sox (well, half of the Red Sox) at Charlotte Sports Park yesterday. The final score? 2-2. I think ties are one of my favorite things about Spring Training. Highlights: Yonny Chirinos gave up a run, but looked good striking out the side in the first inning: Yonny lost 15 lbs in the offseason. Yonny K'd the side in his first spring start. pic.twitter.com/izzk5IYZXS— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 24, 2020 Aaron Loup, DJ Snelten, Nick Anderson and Oliver Drake also looked sharp Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a home run! Yoshi Tsutsugo...
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Yoshi Island; Tsutsugo hits first Rays home run

Yoshi Island; Tsutsugo hits first Rays home run

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports Tsutsugo crushed a homerun during the 4th inning of Monday’s game As of 2:30 pm on February 24th, 2020, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is sporting a perfect 1.000 OBP thus far in spring training. Since making his debut during Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees, Tsutsugo has walked twice, singled, and has now crushed his first home run of the spring as he launched a ball beyond the wall in left-center field. During the 4th inning of Monday’s contest against the Boston Red Sox at Port Charlotte, Tsutsugo barreled up a pitch and sent it skyward with...
DRaysBay Feb 24, 2020
Wander Franco tops Keith Law’s top 100 prospect list

Wander Franco tops Keith Law’s top 100 prospect list

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The Rays’ phenom takes the top spot. One of the best parts of the month leading up to Opening Day — at least if you’re a fan of prospect write-ups — is seeing how the top players in your team’s farm system rank on different top 100 lists. The most recent of these lists to come out is Keith Law’s top 100. Law, who formerly did the list for ESPN Insider, has since moved to The Athletic, and taken his list with him. What remains unchanged is Law’s love of Rays’ shortstop, who was in third place last year, but took top honors this...
DRaysBay Feb 24, 2020
How MLB’s new rule changes will impact the 2020 Rays

How MLB’s new rule changes will impact the 2020 Rays

Photo by Thomas O’Neill/NurPhoto via How many pitchers will the Rays use? This season there will be big changes to the active roster in Major League Baseball. Let’s look at how those might impact the Rays this year. Extra Roster Spots The biggest addition will be one full time MLB job for every team. Roster sizes increasing from 25 to 26 allows teams more options and be able to carry specialized roles more easily. Now the additional roster spot comes with limitations. In the past teams could roster whatever configuration of pitchers and position players as they wanted. In recent...
DRaysBay Feb 24, 2020
View from the Catwalks: Newbies shine over the weekend

View from the Catwalks: Newbies shine over the weekend

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ Randy is dandy. Programming note: Due to some technical issues, today’s Community Prospect post will go up this afternoon. The Grapefruit League kicked off in earnest over the weekend. On Saturday, the Rays lost to the Red Sox 4-3. New arrival Hunter Renfroe collected his first hit. First hit of spring 2020: Hunter Renfroe pic.twitter.com/a3f3eOgsua— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 22, 2020 On Sunday, the Rays slugged their way past the Yankees 9-7, led by Randy Arozerena. Feelin' Randy, baby. pic.twitter.com/8RbVgSEEXa— Tampa Bay Rays...