Scouting Reports for Rays Top 10 Prospects

Over at, they have just published their Top 10 Rays Scouting Reports. Click here for a full report.

1. Taylor Guerrieri (RHP)

While Tampa has struggled in recent years with drafting elite talent, I believe Taylor Guerrieri will be an exception. With a great pitcher’s body at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, Guerrieri has a nice arsenal but most importantly, at only 19 years old, he really knows how to pitch.

Guerrieri throws a heavy fastball that he can run up to 95 MPH. In 52.0 innings in the New York Penn League, he had a 5.00 ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratio (G/F). He also throws what looks like a spike curve to me. It has a classic 11 to 5 delivery but then really darts indicating that it’s not a classic curve. I really like the pitch and believe it will produce a lot of swing and misses. His change-up is emerging and should be a quality pitch down the road.

From a pitching mechanics standpoint, he has a nice easy delivery with good posture and nice balance. His stride is average which helps his control but also reduces some of illusion that the fastball is jumping up on the batter. He also produces some whippy action on his delivery as he really reaches back.

So Guerrieri has good stuff, great command, and really good pitching mechanics. That means the Rays will move him quickly through the system, right? Unfortunately history says no but if there is a guy who has a chance to cover Low-A and High-A in 2013, it’s Guerrieri.

Fantasy Impact: You have to love rostering Rays pitchers on your fantasy team and Guerrieri is no exception. He’s an elite talent with the chance for elite strikeout counts and a great ERA. Since he’s a ground ball pitcher, he’s WHIP might be slightly elevated but everything looks great. I’d be selecting Guerrieri as a 15-25 minor league pitcher in a Dynasty Draft.

2. Hak-Ju Lee (SS)

3. Chris Archer (RHP)

4. Blake Snell (LHP)

5. Alex Colome (RHP)

6. Mikie Mahtook (OF)

7. Enny Romero (LHP)

8. Richie Shaffer (3B)

9. Jeff Ames (RHP)

10. Tim Beckham (SS)

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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