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rglass44

  • joined Mar 30, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Organizational depth chart

Organized by time, rather than level.

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A Look at Drafting and Developing

There's been some talk here debating how the Rays stack up against other teams when it comes to drafting and developing players. I decided to take a look. In order to cut the universe of players to...

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Rays Top 10 Prospect Discussion

So the season's over, and top 10 lists are starting to come out. the system is tough to grade out this year. you have 2 guys that looked to be having years to solidify spots at the top getting...

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The Rays' Offense over Time

rglass44 is what you call a ringer. I'm pretty sure he can still post his thoughts to the front page whenever he wants, but he doesn't, which I suppose is considerate. So I'm going to do that for...

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The Burden of Expectations

As a life long Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays fan, theirs not mine, I always wondered what it was like to cheer for a team in the playoff hunt in September-- to watch games hoping to keep playing in to the...

@JeffPassan 1m Yikes. MLB announces suspension of three Rays Class A players for using meth: Ryan...

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@JeffPassan 1m Yikes. MLB announces suspension of three Rays Class A players for using meth: Ryan Brett, Charles Cononie and Justin Woodall

WTF?

KLAW Top 50 midseason prospects

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Only one Ray makes the list, and it's Hak Wont Be. Klaw says the following: "33. Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Tampa Bay Rays (age 21) Current level: Double-A (Montgomery) Preseason ranking: 12 He had a brutal start to the year, after which the Rays worked with Lee to get him to keep his hands from leaking forward and he started to hit again. If he doesn't hit -- and that's a bigger question mark today than it was six months ago -- he is a utility infielder. If he does hit, he has enough speed, patience and defense to profile as an above-average regular at short."

Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Rays (Double-A Montgomery) Lee had a breakout year in 2010, but it was mitigated a...

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Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Rays (Double-A Montgomery) Lee had a breakout year in 2010, but it was mitigated a bit by an ugly final month's showing at Double-A. Those struggles continued at the beginning of 2012, but he seems to have found his stroke; with two-hit games on Saturday and Sunday, he's now 12-for-25 in his last six games to lift his averages up to a more respectable .248/.315/.327. To be certain, Lee needs to hit. He has below average power and, while he has good plate discipline, he's not exactly a walk machine, so much of his value revolves around his batting average and plus speed. Any offensive production will make Lee quite valuable, as he's not just a true shortstop, but a good one. Again, he needs to hit.

Goldstein Nothing too shocking, but good to see the slow start didn't worry scouts too much.

Down on the Farm: April 12th

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Everyone but the big league squad and Durham won today. Some highlights: Felipe Rivero put together another nice outing, and CJ Riefenhauser continued the excellence in Bowling Green. Enny Romero...

A Detailed Look at Prospect Values

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This is some great work by DRB writer mr. maniac. a ton of info from it and a very good conversation starter. enjoy

Who's the Boss?

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Melvin "Bossman Junior" Upton was selected second in the 2002 MLB draft by the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It was a bit of a coup that he was available there as he was considered the top talent in...

TBO_Rays @TBO_Rays #Rays DFA OF Russ Canzler to clear room on the 40-man for Keppinger.

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TBO_Rays  @TBO_Rays #Rays DFA OF Russ Canzler to clear room on the 40-man for Keppinger.

Well there goes any talk of him being on the opening day roster.

Projecting the Rays 2012 Lineup

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Sandy does his thing regressing platoon splits. Looking at his numbers it seems calling for a Pena platoon is a bit short-sighted.

@TBrownYahoo Tim Brown Tampa Bay Rays are in pretty deep on Carlos Pena. Would be a great fit, of...

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@TBrownYahoo Tim Brown Tampa Bay Rays are in pretty deep on Carlos Pena. Would be a great fit, of course.

Heyman also weighed in that it is true. Bring back the :)%!!!!

@SPTimesRays Marc Topkin #Rays have some news .... minor-league deals with 1B Juan Miranda, INF...

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@SPTimesRays Marc Topkin #Rays have some news .... minor-league deals with 1B Juan Miranda, INF Matt Mangini, RHP Johnny Nunez, RHP Ricky Orta

Love the Miranda signing. (h/t joeybw)

@r_j_anderson R.J. Anderson Per MLB.com, the Rays would want Wil Myers, Christian Colon, and Joakim...

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@r_j_anderson R.J. Anderson Per MLB.com, the Rays would want Wil Myers, Christian Colon, and Joakim Soria for James Shields: atmlb.com/vxnPRH

Pretty good haul. Surprised they'd want Colon given the strength up-the-middle already with HJL and Bex. Colon is considered to be more of a 2B prospect, though, I believe.

What does the Melky/Sanchez Trade Tell us about the Davis Market?

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At first blush, the Giants and Royals swap of Melky Cabrera and Jonathon Sanchez seemed like a slam dunk for the Royals to me which scared me about the potential market for Wade Davis. Before...

Takin' A Peak Over The Fence At Wilson

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The Rays are back in the ALDS despite the odds. They're back facing the team that eliminated them the year before. Though this time, the tables have turned. Last year, the Rays were the favorites,...

BA's Top 20 Appy League Prospects

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Here's the list: APPALACHIAN LEAGUE TOP 20 PROSPECTS 6. Drew Vettleson, of, Princeton Rays 7. Jake Hager, ss, Princeton Rays 9. Felipe Rivero, lhp, Princeton Rays 10. Ryan Brett, 2b, Princeton Rays 13. Josh Sale, of, Princeton Rays 15. Justin O'Conner, c, Princeton Rays 16. Jeff Ames, rhp, Princeton Rays 7 Rays made the list. Subscribers get the scouting reports, but here's a taste on the 2 that we have less past info on: Hager: The third of three Rays first-round picks this year, Hager signed quickly for $963,000 and got 47 games of experience under his belt. He may lacks prototype range for shortstop, but he's sure-handed and fundamentally sound, and his solid-average arm strength will allow him to play second or third base in the event of a position switch. Even if Hager's defensive home has yet to be determined, few managers questioned his offensive potential. He has a handsy swing and knack for contact, spraying the ball around and looking to hit the ball where it's pitched. He doesn't project as a big power or stolen-base threat, but he could top out at 12-15 homers at his peak and he has solid speed. In his U.S. debut, Rivero ranked eighth among Appy Leaguers with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings and joined a distinguished group of former Princeton lefties. Matt Moore led the 2008 Appy League with 12.8 whiffs per nine, while Enny Romero finished third last year at 9.4. Moore and Romero finished second and sixth, respectively, in the minors this season. As a tribute to his athleticism and quick arm, Rivero's fastball velocity increased to 93-94 mph this season, up three to four ticks from last year. He locates the ball down in the zone and shows a feel for when to deploy his plus curveball and fringe-average changeup. In a worst-case scenario, he could have a future in relief if he commands his fastball and breaking ball. Good stuff.

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O's-Sawx Open Thread

Doubleheader today with Rays' off-day. I've got my Aubrey Huff O's shirzey on I got at a giveaway. HERE WE GO O'S!!!!!!!! UPDATE: The Red Sox lost the first game 6-5, meaning the Rays are now just...

Projecting Brandon Guyer

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Brandon Guyer had a break-out season in 2010 before being traded to the Rays in the Matt Garza package. Guyer was drafted in the 5th round out of UVA in 2007. Baseball America had the following...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/31/11

Connecticut 4, Hudson Valley 6 Aug 31, 2011 | NYPL (A-) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Brian Bryles CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 Juniel Querecuto SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 Jeff Malm 1B 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 3...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/30/11

  Elizabethton 10, Princeton 6 AUG 30, 2011 | APP (ROOKIE) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Ryan Brett 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 Felix Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jake Hager SS 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 ...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/29/11

Elizabethton 6, Princeton 5 AUG 29, 2011 | APP (ROOKIE) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Ryan Brett DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 Jake Hager SS 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 Drew Vettleson RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L...

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MiLB Wrapup: 8/28/11

Elizabethton 8, Princeton 2 AUG 28, 2011 | APP (ROOKIE) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Ryan Brett 2B 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 Jake Hager SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 Drew Vettleson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 T...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/24/11

GCL Red Sox 2, GCL Rays 21 AUG 24, 2011 | GCL (ROOKIE) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Brandon Martin SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 Julian Morillo SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 John Alexander 1B 7 2 0 1 0 0...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/22/11

GCL Twins 5, GCL Rays 2 Aug 23, 2011 | GCL (Rookie) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes James Harris LF 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 John Alexander 1B 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 Riccio Torrez 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 J...

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MiLB Wrapup: 8/22/11

GCL Rays 3, GCL Twins 12 Aug 22, 2011 | GCL (Rookie) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes James Harris CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 SB Johnny Eierman SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 Riccio Torrez 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/19/11

DSL Rays 1, DSL Pirates 0 Aug 19, 2011 | DSL (Rookie) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Adderly Rosa 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 Roberto Adolfo 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 Jiminson Natera RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 ...

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MiLB Wrap-up: 8/18/11

DSL Dodgers 4, DSL Rays 1 AUG 18, 2011 | DSL (ROOKIE) Players Pos AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO Notes Yoel Araujo CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 Adderly Rosa 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 Jiminson Natera RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 ...

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