The Citrus Series: MLB’s most unique ‘rivalry’

This weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins face off in a three-game series to finish up their home-and-home schedule in 2021. The return of the Citrus Series at Tropicana Field has us re-living and re-visiting the history of one of the most unique ‘rivalries’ in MLB. Miami got first dibs at MLB, enteringContinue reading “The Citrus Series: MLB’s most unique ‘rivalry’”

Putting Wander Franco’s 39-game on-base streak into perspective

Wander Franco will be returning to the lineup tonight after being sidelined with right hamstring tightness on Sept. 10. In his last game, Franco reached base in his first at-bat against the Detroit Tigers before pulling up and leaving the game early on. However, that hit against the Tigers kept his on-base streak alive, increasingContinue reading “Putting Wander Franco’s 39-game on-base streak into perspective”

Rays injury & roster update: 8/20

Things are moving and shaking with the Tampa Bay Rays as the month of August comes to a close. That means even more chaos when it comes to roster moves as September marks the expansion of rosters from 26 to 28. Today, we were welcomed with a flurry of positive news that bodes well forContinue reading “Rays injury & roster update: 8/20”

Rays The Analysis: Niko Hulsizer – Ben Whitehall (Part 3)

This is the finale of a multi-part deep dive into the numbers and current trajectory of Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Niko Hulsizer. Statistics and data can be found on Fangraphs, Baseball Reference, and Baseball Savant. In my previous article, I talked about Hulsizer’s numbers so far in his minor league career up until hisContinue reading “Rays The Analysis: Niko Hulsizer – Ben Whitehall (Part 3)”

Rays The Analysis: Niko Hulsizer – Ben Whitelaw (Part 2)

This is a continuation of a multi-part deep dive into the numbers and current trajectory of Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Niko Hulsizer. Statistics and data can be found on Fangraphs, Baseball Reference, and Baseball Savant. In my previous article, I discussed where Niko Hulsizer’s road to becoming part of the Tampa Bay Rays organizationContinue reading “Rays The Analysis: Niko Hulsizer – Ben Whitelaw (Part 2)”

RHP Tyler Glasnow to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday

The fears of the Tampa Bay Rays organization and fans were realized on Tuesday as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported that RHP Tyler Glasnow would undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Glasnow has been out since June 14, when he complained of pain in his throwing elbow. It was discovered that heContinue reading “RHP Tyler Glasnow to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday”

Rays The Analysis: Niko Hulsizer – Ben Whitelaw

This is the first in a multi-part series, a deep dive into the numbers and current trajectory of Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Niko Hulsizer. Statistics and data can be found on Fangraphs, Baseball Reference, and Baseball Savant. Niko Hulsizer found his stride after a slow start to the season and has been turning headsContinue reading “Rays The Analysis: Niko Hulsizer – Ben Whitelaw”

How hype should Rays fans be for Wander Franco?

On Sunday, it was announced that Wander Franco, baseball’s top prospect for the past two seasons and the top prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays system, was called up to the big league team. The move was done ahead of the Boston Red Sox series, one the Rays will need to win after a six-gameContinue reading “How hype should Rays fans be for Wander Franco?”

Rays top prospect Wander Franco called up

You are reading the title of this article correctly: the Tampa Bay Rays have called up baseball’s top prospect for the past two seasons, Wander Franco, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Franco has shot up the prospect board and has been referred to as a generational talent. He’s one of justContinue reading “Rays top prospect Wander Franco called up”