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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #3 Runoff

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Which pitcher is the top prospect in the organization?

Mike Nugent's last second vote for Alex Colome wasn't enough
Mike Nugent's last second vote for Alex Colome wasn't enough
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The results for the number three prospect are in, and we need overtime to decide. Alex Colome and Taylor Guerrieri each had 15 votes, and three other prospects combined for 10. Now you can only choose between Colome and Guerrieri.

This will run through the weekend, and then the fourth spot will be up for grabs.

RHP Alex Colome (6'2 210, 26 in 2015)

2014 statistics with Triple-A Durham: 86 IP, 3.37 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8.1 BB%, 19.8 K%
2014 statistics with Tampa Bay: 23 2/3 IP, 2.66 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 10.3 BB%, 13.4 K%

Colome is finally out of options, so it's hard to envision a scenario in which he's on here again next offseason. After returning from a 50-game suspension to start the season, he actually showed a little improvement with the Bulls with the lowest walk rate of his career.

Overall command is still something to improve on, but with his hard fastball and promising cutter, breaking ball and changeup, he has the stuff to get whiffs in the big leagues.

He's expected to start the 2015 season with the Rays.

RHP Taylor Guerrieri (6'3 195, 22 in 2015)

2014 statistics with Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (rehab): 9 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 5.3 BB%, 26.3 K%

After missing half of 2013 and just almost all of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery, Guerrieri's rehab was cut short due to a setback late in the season. When he is on the mound, he works with a fastball in the low-90's with an above average breaking ball and improving changeup. He had no problem throwing strikes consistently before surgery.

He's expected to start 2015 with Class A-Advanced Charlotte.

You can find more detailed scouting information (with some subscriptions necessary) at Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, Minor League Ball, MLB.com, ESPN and plenty of other places.