Category Archives: Tampa Bay Rays

Scouting Report: Blake Snell (LHP)

BLUF: Long, lean lefty with potential for two plus pitches and a number three profile. The Player: Blake Snell (LHP, Tampa Bay Rays) – The Rays supplemental round pick in 2011 he signed for $684,000 and pitched 26.1 innings in … Continue reading

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2013 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospects

For years, prospect mavens have considered the Rays one of the standard bearers for impact potential and overall depth throughout the minor league system. While they have dipped a little from their peak of a few years ago, the addition … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Rays 2012 Top 15 Prospects

Tampa Bay Rays 2012 Top 15 Prospects (1/23/12) I have always felt pretty well tuned into the Rays system, both from personal scouting experiences and a wide array of scouts and front office types that are familiar with the organization. … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Chris Archer (RHP)

BLUF: Chance to start but potential high-leverage reliever with two 70-grade pitches. The Player: Chris Archer (RHP, Tampa Bay Rays) – Originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round in 2006 and was then traded to the Chicago … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Taylor Guerrieri (RHP)

BLUF: Has velocity, movement, secondary pitches, command projection, everything you want. The Player: Taylor Guerrieri (RHP, Tampa Bay Rays) – The 24th overall pick in 2011 by the Rays. He was seemingly overlooked as an Oklahoma prep arm because of … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Andrew Toles (OF)

BLUF: Speed and defense carry the profile and questions remains with the bat. The Player: Andrew Toles (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – Selected in the fourth round by the Marlins in 2010 but did not sign, attending Tennessee instead. Picked … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Mikie Mahtook (OF)

BLUF: Lots of tools rate at least average leaving him with solid regular future. The Player: Mikie Mahtook (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – Strong player for three years at LSU. Picked by the Rays in the first round (31st overall) … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Deals Continue

As the trade deadline gets closer and closer, teams continue to make moves to position themselves for one of five playoff spots in each league. Tuesday was headlined by three deals, including the movement of Wandy Rodriguez and Hanley Ramirez … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Hak-Ju Lee (SS)

BLUF: Ability to hit for average and play plus defense will make him a big league regular. The Player: Hak-Ju Lee (SS, Tampa Bay Rays) – Originally signed by the Cubs. Traded to the Rays aas part of the Matt … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Draft Notes: American League East

Baltimore Orioles As a guy that’s a huge fan of LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman – I ranked him #2 overall in my pre-draft Top 35 – I love the Orioles decision to go get him with the number four pick. … Continue reading

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