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DRaysBay Community Prospect #20 Runoff

Is Jeff Ames, Oscar Hernandez, or Ryan Brett the Rays' 20th best prospect?


After two days of voting, Jeff Ames, Oscar Hernandez, and Ryan Brett all have 5 votes apiece. Please select which if the three prospects you feel is most deserving of the 20th spot.

1. Wil Myers (100%)

2. Chris Archer (49%)

3. Taylor Guerrieri (65%)

4. Hak-Ju Lee (70%)

5. Jake Odorizzi (35%)

6. Richie Shaffer (48%)

7. Alex Colome (50%)

8. Blake Snell (43%)

9. Enny Romero (38%)

10. Jake Hager (39%)

11. Josh Sale (50%)

12. Drew Vettleson (43%)

13. Mikie Mahtook (71%)

14. Tyler Goeddel (39% runoff)

15. Mike Montgomery (27%)

16. Tim Beckham (37%)

17. Jesse Hahn (36%)

18. Todd Glaesmann (28%)

19. Parker Markel (36%)

Jeff Ames (RHP, 21, A-): In Hudson Valley, Ames had a 1.96 ERA, 9.8 SO/9, and 2.8 BB/9 in 64.1 innings. Rated the 8th best prospect in the New York Penn League by BA, they noted is 93-95 mph fastball, solid slider, and below average changeup that improved during the season.

Oscar Hernandez (C, 18, Rk): After hitting for a 1.236 OPS in the VSL, Oscar hit for a .742 OPS in Princeton, which was still above league average. Matt Eddy labeled him as a sleeper prospect, saying "hit hitting approach and defensive tools could lead to a breakout in 2013."

Ryan Brett (2B, 20, A): After posting an .841 OPS in 2011, Brett's OPS dropped by .1, down to .741 in 2012. He has plus speed that led him to steal 48 bases, but he lacks much power and his strikeout rate almost doubled from 2011 to 2012. He has shown good contact skills in the past, and he will need to prove that he has them at higher levels.