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Rays Community Prospect #50



With 44% of the votes, John Alexander wins the voting. This is the final list. Any player not selected will be an honorable mention.

1. Matt Moore (100%)

2. Hak-Ju Lee (100%)

3. Alex Torres (53%)

4. Enny Romero (80% runoff)

5. Tim Beckham (64%)

6. Mikie Mahtook (63% runoff)

7. Brandon Guyer (50%)

8. Chris Archer (65% runoff)

9. Drew Vettleson (48%)

10. Taylor Guerrieri (80%)

11. Alex Colome (75%)

12. Derek Dietrch (40%)

13. Josh Sale (39%)

14. Ryan Brett (50%)

15. Parker Markel (43%)

16. Jake Hager (41%)

17. Tyler Goeddel (43%)

18. Jeff Malm (60%)

19. Oscar Hernandez (48%)

20. Tyler Bortnick (84% runoff)

21. Granden Goetzman (80% runoff)

22. Lenny Linsky (36% runoff)

23(T). Ryan Carpenter (32% runoff)

24. Matt Bush (33%)

25. Robinson Chirinos (60% runoff)

26. Johnny Eierman (26%)

27. Brandon Martin (22%)

28. Ty Morrison (73% runoff)

29. CJ Riefenhauser (69% runoff)

30. Felipe Rivero (29%)

31. Kes Carter (45%)

32. Grayson Garvin (31%)

33. James Harris (33%)

34. Lucas Bailey (27%)

35. Marquis Fleming (24%)

36. Cole Figueroa (24%)

37. Justin O'Conner (28%)

38. Cody Rogers (28%)

39. Jose Lobaton (45%)

40. Wilking Rodriguez (42%)

41. Yoel Araujo (28%)

42. Jeff Ames (50% runoff)

43. Blake Snell (38%)

44. Cameron Seitzer (38%)

45. Nick Barnese (40%)

46. Braulio Lara (36%)

47. Jason McEachern (45%)

48. Albert Suarez (58%)

49. John Alexander (44%)

Matt Rice (C): A player with excellent makeup, Matt Rice has been a high performance player, although most scouts don't think he has the tools to play in MLB. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=rice--004jam)

Oscar Armenta (LHP): I know nothing about him, other than that he was good statisticlly and that Matt Garrioch likes him, quite a bit acutally, rating him the 9th best prospect in the Dominican Summer League. Seems like a good sleeper. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=arment000osc)

Mark Thomas: Defensively, Thomas is very good. However, while he displays power, his on-base ability leaves something to be desired. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=thomas009mar)

Brett Nommensen: Little is known about him scouting wise, but his stats have been pretty solid. ( http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=nommen001bre)

Robby Price: Price is basically Bortnick 2.0, except with a little less power and with no speed. Still, he can take a walk. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=price-002rob)

Kyeong Kang (OF): Once a mid-level prospect, Kang's poor 2010 season hurt his prospect stauts. However, he rebounded will in 2011. Kang profiles as a backup OF at this point, since neither his defense nor his offense should stand out at the MLB level. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=kang--001kye)

Dane De La Rosa (RHP: Rays fans got a glimpse of De la Rosa in late 2011. His fastball is in the mid 90s range and his splitter is a good pitch. However, he is an older player who still profiles more as a long or middle reliever than a back end one. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=delaro001dan)

Joseph Cruz (RHP): A year ago, Cruz had plenty of momentum, emerging as a top prospect. However, bad performance and then an injury ruined his season. There is concern that his offspeed pitches are not good enough and that his command will limit him. However, from a pure velocity standpoint, Cruz offers upside. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=cruz--011jos)

Kirby Yates: Kirby Yates is one of the better relievers in the Rays system, projecting as a middle reliever. Scouting reports are hard to come by, but his numbers are superb. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=yates-001kir)

Riccio Torrez (3B): The Ray's fourth round pick in the 2011 draft, Torrez came out of college. He is a solid all around player, but doesn't seem to excel in any specific category. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=torrez001ric)

Scott Shuman: Last year, Shuman was the top reliever in the Rays farm system, earning praise for his plus slider and his plus fastball that could reach the high 90s. However, his control issues emerged again in 2011, causing him to walk more than a batter. If he can ever gain some control though, he could be a closer, as his stuff and his K rate are both excellent. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=shuman001sco)

Jesse Hahn (RHP): A college pitcher taken in the 6th round of the 2010 draft, Hahn was considered a first round talent before undergoing TJS around draft time. If he returns to form, he should offer plus stuff. He has yet to play a pro game.

Taylor Motter (SS/3B): Motter is a bit reminiscent of Tyler Bornick as he was taken later in the draft and had a good pro debut. He profiles best as a role player though, and not an everyday starter. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=motter000tay)

Andrew Bellatti (RHP): Once involved in a fatal car crash, Bellatti is a sleeper propsect in the low minor leagues. His stuff isn't notable yet, but he is young, has potential, and has posted good numbers. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bellat001and)

Matt Spann (LHP): A young lefty with good pitchability and a projectable frame, Spann has posted good numbers in the low minor leagues. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=spann-001mat)

Stephen Vogt (C): Despite putting up mediocre walk rates, Vogt has hit well at each promotion, especially in regards to batting average. He offers versatility yet isn't good defensively in any catergory. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=vogt--001ste)

Kyle Lobstein (LHP): A finesse lefty out of the disastrous 2008 draft, Lobstein projectibily has yet to promote his stuff, leaving him as an athletic pitcher who only throws in the mid to high 80s. His offspeed pitches offer potential and he has shown a good ability to mix up his pitches and control the strike zone. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lobste001kyl)

Andres Gonzalez (RHP): A pitcher from the VSL Rays, Andres dominated despite playing in an extreme hitter's park. He reportedly thows in the 88-92 range with a good curve and a developing changeup. His BB rate is very promising, but his K rate leaves plenty to desire. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gonzal004and)

Jacob Thompson (RHP): A second round pick in the 2010 draft, Thompson is a big, strong RHP with a low 90s fastball and a plus slider. Thompson has one clear issue: strikeouts. While he could be aiming for pitchability, a 4.4 K/9 simply doesn't cut it for a top prospect. He also struggles with hittability, which would hint towards a weaker than often described fastball. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=thomps003jac)

Jacob Faria (RHP): Like Alexander, Faria was a HS pick in the 2011 draft, coming from the 10th round. He put up superd numbers in a extremely short sample size with the GCL Rays. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=faria-000jac)

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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