Top Prospects

  • Rays Have 4 Of Top 35 Prospects

    April 20, 2011 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Most of you are familiar with our “Rays Prospects Meta-Analysis.” Well, over at Business Insider I did the same thing for all of the top prospects in Major League Baseball. In the overall ranking, Jeremy Hellickson is the fifth best prospect in baseball. He is joined by Matt Moore (15), […]

     
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    2011 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    February 22, 2011 at 11:30 am 6 comments

    It is time for our annual Meta-Analysis of the Rays top prospects. In the science community, a meta-analysis is what we do when we don’t want to do any work ourselves and instead want to take the work of a bunch of other people, tease the data a little, draw some […]

     
  • Hellickson Tops Baseball Prospectus’ List Of Top Rays Prospects

    February 22, 2011 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    Finally we get Baseball Prospectus’ list of the Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects. The list includes three “five-star” prospects and two more “four-star” prospects… Five-Star Prospects 1. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP 2. Matt Moore, LHP 3. Desmond Jennings, OF Four-Star Prospects 4. Chris Archer, RHP 5. Jake McGee, LHP Three-Star […]

     
  • 8 Rays Prospects Among ESPN.com’s Top 100

    8 Rays Prospects Among ESPN.com’s Top 100

    January 28, 2011 at 9:30 am 8 comments

    Yesterday we learned that ESPN.com had the Rays organization ranked second. Today we get their top 10 Rays prospects and the overall top 100 (player’s overall rank is in parentheses). 1. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (14) 2. Matt Moore, LHP (16) 3. Desmond Jennings, CF (20) 4. Chris Archer, RHP (40) 5. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Organizational Rankings, Rocco’s Press Conference And Lineup Projections

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Organizational Rankings, Rocco’s Press Conference And Lineup Projections

    January 27, 2011 at 7:21 am 1 comment

    The Rays minor league system is ranked second by ESPN.com… Probably second even before they dealt Matt Garza, they’re now No. 2 with a bullet and not far behind Kansas City for No. 1. They’re absolutely loaded, with top-end talent near that of K.C., but not the extensive depth of prospects […]

     
  • Hellickson, Jennings, Moore, Archer Among MLB.com’s Top Prospects

    Hellickson, Jennings, Moore, Archer Among MLB.com’s Top Prospects

    January 26, 2011 at 11:00 am 8 comments

    MLB.com released their list of the top 50 prospects and the list includes four players from the Rays organization… 2. Jeremy Hellickson, SP 11. Desmond Jennings, OF 27. Matt Moore, SP 47. Chris Archer, SP Archer came to the Rays as part of the Matt Garza trade. And while Hellickson […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss New Hope For Fuentes, The Rangers Deal And Less Hope For Thome

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss New Hope For Fuentes, The Rangers Deal And Less Hope For Thome

    January 11, 2011 at 7:08 am 12 comments

    Marc Topkin reports that the Rays are still interested in Brian Fuentes and that the Matt Garza deal may have freed up money for signing Fuentes. The Rays continue to show interest in free agent left-handed closerBrian Fuentes, though nothing appears imminent. The salary freed up in the Garza deal […]

     
  • John Sickels’ Top 20 Rays Prospects

    December 20, 2010 at 9:00 am 14 comments

    John Sickels has released his Top 20 Rays prospects list along with each prospect’s grades. Be sure to check out his write up with a brief explanation for the grading system and each player’s grade… Jeremy Hellickson, RHP Matt Moore, LHP Desmond Jennings, OF Jake McGee, LHP Josh Sale, OF […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Washington’s Wish Come True, Burrell’s Past And More On The Bullpen

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Washington’s Wish Come True, Burrell’s Past And More On The Bullpen

    October 25, 2010 at 5:58 am 3 comments

    The Bucs improved to 4-2 with their dramatic win yesterday over the Rams. And yes, it was just the Rams, but at least the Bucs are beating the teams they are supposed to beat. Sure beats the hell out of all of those young players being subjected to loss after […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Final Bench Spot, Zorilla’s Off-Season And A No-Limits Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Final Bench Spot, Zorilla’s Off-Season And A No-Limits Rotation

    February 24, 2010 at 9:02 am 5 comments

    Just a few links today. Let’s get to it. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… We already saw Baseball America’s list of the top 30 Rays prospects. Now we have their Top 100 overall and it includes 7 Rays prospects. [Baseball America] One writer thinks Joe Maddon’s recent comments on Willy Aybar shed […]