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Baseball America's Top 10 Rays Prospects

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In list form:

1. Desmond Jennings

2. Jeremy Hellickson

3. Wade Davis

4. Matt Moore

5. Reid Brignac

6. Tim Beckham

7. Alexander Colome

8. Jake McGee

9. Alexander Torres

10. Nick Barnese

Not too many qualms about the order. Jennings is easily the Rays top prospect and positional players are more valuable than pitchers. The article is sub-only, but here's one intriguing non-report part:


Tampa Bay also hopes to start reaping benefits from their newfound dedication to player development in Latin America. The Rays have relatively new complexes and summer leagues teams in both the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, bringing their total of minor league affiliates to nine, tops in baseball.

And here's a small snippet from Jennings' strengths piece:

Managers rated Jennings as the best and fastest baserunner in the Southern League, as well as the best defensive outfielder and most exciting player. He has a live, athletic frame and five-tool talent that should continue to improve with experience. He has more power than most leadoff hitters, with at least 15-homer potential, and even better, he understands that his pop is secondary in importance to getting on base. He has exceptional strike-zone judgment and stays within himself by putting balls on the ground and using his speed to beat them out.

Can't wait.