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)”

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”

Three keys to Rays’ success in 2021

With two days left of camp before the club breaks to Miami to begin the regular season, the Opening Day roster looks to have taken shape after Tampa Bay optioned RHP’s Chris Mazza Trevor Richards, and LHP Josh Fleming. The offense and bullpen had little turnover from last season, however, the rotation has a veryContinue reading “Three keys to Rays’ success in 2021”

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”

2021 Spring Training Rays Minors recap

Spring training this year has been like no other. There was a ton of uncertainty surrounding what was going to happen with not only big league camp, but also those invited to major league camp. Like with every team there have been prospects who have torn up the Grapefruit League and others who were notContinue reading “2021 Spring Training Rays Minors recap”

With Nick Anderson down, who’s up?

Per Marc Topkin, Nick Anderson was diagnosed with a partial tear of an elbow ligament and is out past the All-Star break.  This will force the Rays to look for other options for high-leverage innings beyond Diego Castillo and Pete Fairbanks.  Shane McClanahan has showed off his high velocity and nasty slider in Port Charlotte. Continue reading “With Nick Anderson down, who’s up?”