Rays' Farm Position Player Watch


 This is a new feature with the plan to alternate weeks between  pitching to give an overview of how the hitters on the farm are doing year-to-date. It's a combination of true prospects, AAA replacement players, and fringe players who are performing well. For the first week we will keep true to prospects and replacement players only due to sample size issues, but you'll note the bubble players at the bottom who are at risk of falling off or being added to the Watch. Let me know how you would like this list to be sorted in the future but for this week we will use OPS. Ages will remain constant through the season based on today's date.

Hitter

Age

Pos

Level

PA

BA

OBP

SLG

BB%

K%

HR

SB

CS

Dan Johnson

30

1B

AAA

53

  0.333

 0.396

 0.792

9.4%

17.0%

7

0

0

Jose Lobaton

25

C

AAA

14

  0.455

 0.571

 0.545

21.4%

28.6%

0

0

0

Ryan Shealy

30

1B

AAA

38

  0.324

 0.400

 0.618

10.5%

18.4%

2

0

0

Matt Sweeney

22

3B

A+

42

  0.256

 0.362

 0.564

16.7%

26.2%

3

0

0

Hank Blalock

29

1B

AAA

35

  0.394

 0.417

 0.485

5.7%

25.7%

1

0

0

Mark Thomas

21

C

A

38

  0.333

 0.368

 0.500

5.3%

21.1%

2

1

0

Justin Ruggiano

28

OF

AAA

57

  0.300

 0.397

 0.440

12.3%

22.8%

1

2

1

Kyeong Kang

22

OF

A+

40

  0.308

 0.386

 0.436

12.5%

12.5%

0

0

1

Desmond Jennings

23

CF

AAA

17

  0.286

 0.412

 0.357

17.7%

17.7%

0

3

0

Chris Murrill

21

CF

A

56

  0.340

 0.375

 0.377

5.4%

16.1%

0

4

1

Fernando Perez

27

CF

AAA

57

  0.288

 0.345

 0.385

8.8%

10.5%

0

8

2

Cody Cipriano

25

2B

AA

47

  0.237

 0.383

 0.316

19.2%

23.4%

0

3

0

Elliot Johnson

26

Util

AAA

55

  0.220

 0.291

 0.320

9.1%

32.7%

1

7

0

Nevin Ashley

25

C

AA

4

  0.500

 0.500

 0.100

0.0%

0.0%

0

0

0

Brett Nommensen

23

OF

A

55

  0.224

 0.304

 0.286

10.9%

12.7%

0

6

0

Tim Beckham

20

SS

A+

23

  0.182

 0.217

 0.364

4.4%

30.4%

1

1

1

Tyler Bortnick

22

SS

A

52

  0.213

 0.288

 0.234

9.6%

15.4%

0

4

1

Jake Jefferies

22

C

A+

35

  0.175

 0.175

 0.275

0.0%

20.0%

0

0

0

On the Bubble Out: Jake Jefferies, Tyler Bortnick, Brett Nommensen

On the Bubble In: Isaias Velasquez, Reid Fronk, Matt Fields

Minor Notes:

*Jake McGee threw a bullpen but will miss his scheduled start Monday. Darin Downs will take his place.Fortunately it does not sound serious. (H/T Stacy Long)

*Chris Nowak will report to Montgomery.

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