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Top Minor League Prospect Performances

Matt Garrioch (of MLB Prospect Guide and formerly of MLB Bonus Baby) has put together what, from what I gather, is purely a statistical list naming the top performers in each league based on the numerical factors he believes best correlate to major league success, with some age limits thrown in to eliminate organizational filler. To take out the suspense, a number of Rays did surprisingly well: Tim Beckham - #11 hitter in IL Chris Archer - #3 pitcher in IL Hak Ju Lee - #1 hitter in SL Ty Morrison - #7 hitter in SL Kyle Lobstein - #8 pitcher in SL Jake Hager - #2 hitter in MWL Plenty of other Rays on the lists as well beyond the link.

2013 Schedule Details

Season opens 4/2/13 vs Baltimore, for the 5th time in 8 seasons. 20 interleague games including the 1st ever trip to Dodger Stadium. Padres, Giants, Diamondbacks, and Marlins visit the Trop during interleague play.

Shields/Upton AL Players of the Week

Congrats to both!

Question About Dave Eiland

This question comes from Jeff Zimmerman (of FanGraphs and Royals Review fame): Back when he was with the Devil Rays in 1998-2000, does anyone remember why he had two surgeries? How fast did he come back from Tommy John? Was his recovery rushed at all? Any longtime fans out there care to chime in?

Did The Germans Bomb Pearl Harbor?

Jeff Sullivan is rolling with this piece on the AL East Divisional race

Scouting Report 2012 - By the Fans, For the Fans

Help make the tenth annual survey a success by providing your opinion on Rays fielders.

The Orioles Are Using Performance Enhancing Timed Suckiness

Or at least that's what Mississippi Matt Smith argues in his latest, most incendiary piece on NotGraphs. It is surprising to read how unmitigatingly terrible the Orioles are, despite being 1.0 game of the top spot in the toughest division in sports.

Hayhurst on Niemann and Howell

He is doing work for the Jays radio market now and he had a nice blog post on Niemann's post-game reaction and Howell's pre-game attitude.

Alex Torres Changes His Repertoire

buried within Sobsey's recap from Durham's final win is a note about how Torres has scrapped his curveball for a slider.

Biscuits Clinch Southern League Playoff Berth

Nice to see one of the upper level teams do well this season

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