Rays positional Minor League depth: First Base

After covering the catching depth it’s time to turn our attention to another position where Rays have made a lot of changes this offseason. Gone are Nate Lowe and Jake Guenther, and in are many new players on this list (3). The top of this list should not be dismissed, as it is significantly impactfulContinue reading “Rays positional Minor League depth: First Base”

Rays positional Minor League depth: Catcher

Recently, I’ve been asked frequently about how much depth the Rays have at each position, so I thought it would be a great time to dive in. With the caveat that many minor leaguers haven’t played in a significant period of time, we’ll touch on as many notable options at each position, starting with oneContinue reading “Rays positional Minor League depth: Catcher”

Andrew Kittredge: What To Expect in 2021

Most people know that Andrew Kittredge was an important part of the 2019 season for the Rays, but do they remember just how important? And now, with his returning from a significant injury and having missed much of 2020, what exactly should we expect from Kittredge in 2021? A GLANCE BACK: 2017-2020 Kittredge broke intoContinue reading “Andrew Kittredge: What To Expect in 2021”

Impact of 65 Rule 5 Eligible Rays Prospects

You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to know that the Rays have the deepest system filled with tremendous talents. But a closer look at how much time they have remaining to evaluate those talents while sorting out who they may want to keep – or not – tells us a tale of heavyContinue reading “Impact of 65 Rule 5 Eligible Rays Prospects”

Rays working to save shifts?

On March 11th, MLB announced a series of rule changes that would be implemented through the minors for the 2021 season. Some were more popular, or unpopular, than others, but all are aimed at trialing what rule MLB may want to adopt in 2022 and beyond.  Fast forward about a week later, when Brandon Lowe,Continue reading “Rays working to save shifts?”

Ten potential impact call-ups for Rays in 2021

What are some probable call-up timetables of some of the players who have been optioned down so far? Here are the 10 Rays prospects likely to begin below AAA that I expect to be impact players if needed in 2021 (due to injuries, trades, etc…). 1. RHP Caleb Sampen (24): He has potential in-season high-octaneContinue reading “Ten potential impact call-ups for Rays in 2021”