Top Prospects

  • The top 17 Tampa Bay Rays prospects for 2016

    The top 17 Tampa Bay Rays prospects for 2016

    March 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm 3 comments

    Entering the 2016 season, pitcher Blake Snell is the unanimous selection as the Rays’ top prospect. Our top prospects list is a meta-analysis that averages the rankings for the Rays’ top prospects from ESPN.com, BaseballAmerica, Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com,and Minor League Ball. Here are the top 17 prospects according to their cumulative score across all of the […]

     
  • Blake Snell named the 14th-best prospect in baseball

    Blake Snell named the 14th-best prospect in baseball

    February 17, 2016 at 9:22 am 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays placed four players in ESPN.com’s annual list of the Top 100 prospects, including 2015 Minor League Player of the Year Blake Snell, who comes in at No. 14. Joining Snell on the list is right-handed pitcher Taylor Guerrieri (No. 35), right-handed pitcher Brent Honeywell (No. 64), […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 28, 2015 at 8:38 am 7 comments

    A few odds and ends to start off the last week of 2015… John Jaso has signed a 2-year deal with the Pirates to be their first baseman. Brandon Gomes has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs. Only 40% of Bay Area residents surveyed say they care “a lot” about […]

     
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    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 11, 2015 at 11:18 am 0 comments

    Let’s get caught up on a few odds and ends. The Rays lost Tyler Goeddel in the Rule 5 Draft as he was taken with the first pick by the Philadelphia Phillies. Goeddel, who was a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, is a third baseman-turned-outfielder who has a solid all-around game, […]

     
  • The easiest way to keep track of the Rays’ top prospects

    The easiest way to keep track of the Rays’ top prospects

    April 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm 5 comments

    Yesterday we posted the list of the top 17 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. If you want to keep track of those players we will have notes on them during the daily Hangover post in the morning. But if you want to keep even closer tabs, head on […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays’ top 17 prospects for 2015

    The Tampa Bay Rays’ top 17 prospects for 2015

    April 8, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

    Entering the 2015 season, shortstops Daniel Robertson and Willy Adames, two players picked up in recent trades, are the top prospects in the Rays’ organization Our top prospects list is a meta-analysis that averages the rankings for the Rays’ top prospects from ESPN.com, BaseballAmerica, Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com,and Minor League Ball. In the science community, a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 16, 2015 at 7:55 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 8, Mets 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays wore light blue socks in honor of Grant Balfour’s father who recently passed away. The elder Balfour was […]

     
  • Steven Souza

    Rays have no ‘elite’ prospects according to minor league expert

    March 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm 6 comments

    John Sickels of the highly-respected Minor League Ball has released his annual list of the top 20 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system and a couple of things stand out. The first is that Sickels did not give any Rays prospects an A grade, his grade for elite […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 20, 2015 at 9:36 am 2 comments

    In what is always one of the most overrated moments of the off-season, the Rays reached contract agreements with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players. These players, Alex Cobb, Logan Forsythe, John Jaso, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Jespen, Jake McGee, Rene Rivera, and Drew Smyly, were all going to play for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 6, 2014 at 8:50 am 7 comments

    The exodus of big league talent continues as the Rays announced they have traded left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland for right-handed pitching prospect Mark Sappington. The move is not terribly surprising as Ramos is now 30 and is projected to make close […]