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The 2017 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Jose De Leon, RHP                                                   Born: 08/07/92 Age: 24 Bats: R Top CALs:   Evan Scribner, Matt Garza,…

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The 2016 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Blake Snell, LHP                                                              Born: 12/04/92 Age:…

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2014 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects — Updated

Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects – Updated   For a look at the club’s Top 10 Prospects heading into the year click HERE  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1.  Ryne Stanek, RHP, Age: 22 In the conversation for a potential Top 5 pick entering last season, Stanek fell to the end of the first round – 29th overall…

An Early Look at the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year

One year removed from one of the more dominant rookie seasons by a 20-year-old (Mike Trout) and perhaps the most hyped debut of prospect in quite some time (Bryce Harper), this season’s rookie class, with a handful of exceptions, has been incredibly weak. Here’s a look at the top 10 rookies from the American League….

Chris Archer’s Been Good, Lucky

  The Tampa Bay Rays are the hottest team in baseball right now, winning 21 of their last 24 games. On June 29, the ballclub’s record was an unimpressive 42 – 39, good enough for fourth place in the tough AL East, six games back from the division leading Red Sox. Now, though, the Rays…

College Draft Profile: Mason Katz

  Mason Katz, Utility, LSU Class: Senior; Height: 5-10; Weight: 188; B/T: R/R Updated: 06/03/13 A jack-of-all-trades on defense, Katz has spent time at numerous positions throughout his career including: first base, second base, center field, and right field. This season he’s hitting .378/.467/.652 for LSU, showing a lot of pop (15 doubles, two triples,…

Royals Make Bold, Regrettable Move

In a move that instantly becomes a franchise changer for both organizations; the Rays have agreed to send right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals, in exchange for a quartet of prospects: Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Patrick Leonard and Mike Montgomery. The Royals will also receive a player to be named later as…