Jake OdorizziBaseball America has released their annual list of the top ten prospects in the Rays’ organization and pitcher Jake Odorizzi came out on top.

Odorizzi, who made four starts for the Rays in 2013, was one of the prospects that came to the Rays in the James ShieldsWil Myers trade. Here is the rest of the top ten (last year’s ranking in parentheses)…

  1. Jake Odorizzi, RHP (5)
  2. Hak-Ju Lee, SS (4)
  3. Taylor Guerrieri, RHP (3)
  4. Enny Romero, LHP (8)
  5. Alex Colome, RHP (6)
  6. Andrew Toles, OF (ur)
  7. Nick Cuffo, C (ur)
  8. Ryan Brett, 2B (ur)
  9. Tim Beckham, Inf (10)
  10. Kevin Kiermaier, OF (ur)

Baseball America also named the players with the best tools:

  • Best Hitter for Average: Andrew Toles
  • Best Power Hitter: Jeff Malm
  • Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Vince Belnome
  • Fastest Baserunner: Andrew Toles
  • Best Athlete: Andrew Toles
  • Best Fastball: Ryne Stanek
  • Best Curveball: Taylor Guerrieri
  • Best Slider: Enny Romero
  • Best Changeup: Mike Montgomery
  • Best Control: Dylan Floro
  • Best Defensive Catcher: Justin O’Conner
  • Best Defensive Infielder: Hak-Ju Lee
  • Best Infield Arm: Tim Beckham
  • Best Defensive Outfielder: Kevin Kiermaier
  • Best Outfield Arm: Kevin Kiermaier

And here are the previous top prospects:

  • 2004, BJ Upton
  • 2005, Delmon Young
  • 2006, Delmon Young
  • 2007, Delmon Young
  • 2008, Evan Longoria
  • 2009, David Price
  • 2010, Desmond Jennings
  • 2011, Matt Moore
  • 2012, Matt Moore
  • 2013, Wil Myers


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