Archive for June, 2010

  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    June 8, 2010 at 8:00 am 2 comments

    Below you will see three polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls most Tuesdays. The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of the Confidence Graph is to […]

     
  • Rays Take Drew Vettleson With 42nd Pick of 2010 Draft

    Rays Take Drew Vettleson With 42nd Pick of 2010 Draft

    June 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm 1 comment

    The Rays took high school OF Drew Vettleson with their compensation round pick (#42 overall). Keith Law had Vettleson ranked #99 overall. Interestingly, Vettleson was also a switch-pitcher, and can hit 90 on the gun right-handed. However, he projects as a position player. Here is what ESPN.com has to say… […]

     
  • Rays Take Justin O’Connor With 31st Pick Of 2010 Draft

    Rays Take Justin O’Connor With 31st Pick Of 2010 Draft

    June 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm 2 comments

    The Rays took high school catcher Justin O’Connor with their second first-round pick (#31 overall). Interestingly, Keith Law had him ranked 31st overall. Here is what ESPN.com has to say… O’Conner came into his senior year as a top prospect because he was intriguing, but didn’t have a clear position […]

     
  • Rays Take Josh Sale With The 17th Pick Of 2010 Draft

    Rays Take Josh Sale With The 17th Pick Of 2010 Draft

    June 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm 8 comments

    The Rays took high school third baseman Josh Sale with the 17th overall pick of the first round. Keith Law had Sale ranked as the 7th best player available. An absolute monster physically, with hit and power tools, probably destined for the outfield; has to hit his way to the […]

     
  • Twitter Me This: Follow Rays Index On Twitter

    Twitter Me This: Follow Rays Index On Twitter

    June 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

    Just wanted to take a moment to let you know that Rays Index is on Twitter. Over 1,100 people are following us (and they said there weren’t 1,000 Rays fans) and here are a few of the things you can expect if you follow @RaysIndex… Real-time Webtopia. You know all those […]

     
  • Rays Prospects Previews Tonight’s Draft

    June 7, 2010 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    Tonight is the first and supplemental rounds of MLB’s Rule 4 Draft. Head over to Rays Prospects for an in depth preview. [Rays Prospects]

     
  • Why I Turned Down An Offer To Join ESPN.com

    Why I Turned Down An Offer To Join ESPN.com

    June 7, 2010 at 10:00 am 11 comments

    (alternate title: Why some think I am a douche) Last week, after receiving recommendations from several readers of this blog, ESPN.com reached out and asked us to join their new “Sweetspot Network.” After reviewing the offer, we decided it was not in the best interest of this blog to join […]

     
  • Scouting Jeremy Hellickson (Video)

    June 7, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    From Prospect Junkies we get this scouting video of Jeremy Hellickson. Be sure to click over to read the full scouting report. [Prospect Junkies]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Rare Leadoff, The Mad Australian And Garza’s Strange Repertoire

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Rare Leadoff, The Mad Australian And Garza’s Strange Repertoire

    June 7, 2010 at 7:05 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: John Jaso And The Leadoff Spot. Sure you want speed at the top of the order, but it is more important to have a […]

     
  • Expected Strikeout% in the American League – 2010

    Expected Strikeout% in the American League – 2010

    June 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm 6 comments

    With Cork doing all these excellent evaluative posts on the team, I figured it was a good time to update one of my favorite pitching statistics.  You won’t find it on Fangraphs, or anywhere else for that matter, because a user over at Draysbay named Matthan developed a way to […]