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Rays down on the farm July 18: GCL Rays rained out again

The GCL Rays have not played since Tuesday, and they'll try and squeeze in a doubleheader Saturday morning

This photo represents a season's worth of attendance at a GCL game
This photo represents a season's worth of attendance at a GCL game
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With the signing deadline now behind us, some members on the staff are working on midseason top-30 prospect lists. They should be available for ridicule soon.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (48-44)

Durham pitching was hammered in the Bulls' 13-4 loss to Pawtucket. The Bulls found themselves down 2-0 after two batters following Jackie Bradley Jr.'s first home run, and it was all downhill from there. Starter Bradin Hagens allowed seven runs in five innings, but the game got out of control when Enny Romero allowed five in 1 1/3 frames. J.P. Arencibia accounted for three of Durham's runs with a pair of homers.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (11-9)

An eighth-inning rally gave Montgomery a 4-3 win over Tennessee. Down 3-1, the first three batters in the inning reached base. Patrick Leonard's walk scored a run, Jake Bauers tied the game with a single, and Tyler Goeddel's sacrifice fly put the Biscuits ahead. Earlier in the game, Leonard hit his sixth home run in support of starter Chris Kirsch, who allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in five innings.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (8-14)

Hunter Wood was sharp in his Charlotte debut, a 2-0 win for the Stone Crabs over Tampa. He struck out four and scattered just three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings after starting the season at Bowling Green, where he struck out one out of every three batters he faced. Charlotte scored both of its runs in the fourth, first on Willy Adames' sacrifice fly and then Mike Marjama's solo home run.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (13-9)

Bowling Green hammered Great Lakes early and rolled to a 9-2 win over the Loons. The Hot Rods scored eight of those runs in the first four innings, including getting a solo home run from Riley Unroe in the second. In the third, Nick Ciuffo hit his second double of the game and scored the first of three runs in the inning. With the early run support, Brad Wallace pitched well, striking out six and scattering three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (14-12)

Travis Ott returned to form in Hudson Valley's 2-1 win over Aberdeen. After a pair of rough starts, Ott looked like he would be in more trouble when he allowed a first-inning run, but he settled in. Over his final five innings, he faced just the minimum and finished with a run allowed on two hits and two walks in six innings with five strikeouts. Manny Sanchez's second home run tied the game in the fourth, and Joe McCarthy drove in the decisive run an inning later.

Rookie Princeton Rays (13-9)

Starter Deivy Mendez could not get out of the first inning in Princeton's 7-4 loss to Kingsport. Mendez recorded the second out with only one run in, but an RBI double and walk to load the bases ended his day. Junior Feliz allowed two inherited runners to score, and Mendez finished with four runs allowed on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Princeton scored its first run on a double play, and another came home later on a balk.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (4-16)

The GCL Rays were postponed.


Notable performances

AAA DH J.P. Arencibia: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
AAA SS Hak-Ju Lee: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
AA 2B Tommy Coyle: 2-for-3, 1 BB
A IF Grant Kay: 3-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
A C Nick Ciuffo: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
A+ RHP Hunter Wood: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
A RHP Brad Wallace: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
A- LHP Travis Ott: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

AAA UT Vince Belnome: 0-for-4, 4 K
AA OF Joey Rickard: 0-for-4, 2 K
AAA RHP Bradin Hagens: 5 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
AAA LHP Enny Romero: 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
R+ RHP Deivy Mendez: two-thirds IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Pawtucket 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Matt Andriese (1-0, 2.32) v. Henry Owens (2-7, 3.26)

Montgomery v. Tennessee 7:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Blake Snell (6-2, 1.70) v. Rob Zastryzny (0-3, 6.08)

Charlotte @ Tampa 6 PM (radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (1-2, 6.97) v. Dietrich Enns (0-0, 2.25)

Bowling Green @ Lake County 7 PM (radio stream)
Henry Centeno (5-6, 4.11) v. Jordan Milbrath (3-7, 5.06)

Hudson Valley @ Connecticut 7:05 PM (radio stream)

Princeton v. Pulaski 7 PM


Both games will be seven innings

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox (updated through 7/14)
40-53 (5th in IL North)
Offense: 321 R (13th) .655 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.75 ERA (9th) 1.30 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Henry Owens (2), OF Rusney Castillo (3), RHP Matt Barnes (8), 3B Garin Cecchini (10), 2B Sean Coyle (17), LHP Edwin Escobar (18), OF Bryce Brentz (21), RHP Steven Wright (22), RHP Pat Light (30)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (updated through 7/13)
8-12 (3rd in SL North)
Offense: 393 R (3rd) .715 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.35 ERA (2nd) 1.27 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Billy McKinney (6), OF Albert Almora (7), RHP Pierce Johnson (9), LHP Rob Zastryzny (14), RHP Corey Black (16), OF Jacob Hannemann (17), OF Bijan Rademacher (21), 1B Dan Vogelbach (25)

Tampa Yankees (updated through 7/13)
11-10 (2nd in FSL North)
Offense: 328 R (8th) .626 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.20 ERA (7th) 1.18 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Miguel Andujar (10), SS Tyler Wade (13), SS Abiatal Avelino (15)

Lake County Captains (Cleveland) (updated through 7/16)
7-14 (7th in MWL East)
Offense: 392 R (5th) .680 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.65 ERA (11th) 1.31 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Justus Sheffield (4), C Francisco Mejia (7), 1B Bobby Bradley (9), IF Yu-Cheng Chang (13)

Connecticut Tigers (updated through 7/16)
12-14 (3rd in Stedler)
Offense: 90 R (14th) .637 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.57 ERA (5th) 1.22 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: IF Steven Fuentes (15), RHP Sandy Baez (23), LHP Tyler Alexander

Pulaski Yankees (updated through 7/16)
15-9 (1st in APP East)
Offense: 109 R (2nd) .774 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.21 ERA (3rd) 1.29 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

GCL Orioles (updated through 7/15)
10-11 (3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 72 R (13th) .618 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 2.64 ERA (4th) 1.08 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Ofelky Peralta (29), SS Ryan Mountcastle