After a contested runoff at catcher and decisive win at first base, we move onto the second base voting.
C: Justin O'Conner
1B: Jake Bauers
We're asking readers to vote on the best at each position in the minors. You don't have to choose the best prospect, but if that's how you want to vote, it's your prerogative. The criteria you use to make a decision is solely up to you.
Ryan Brett (.247 batting average/.288 on-base percentage/.354 slugging, 48 runs, 5 home runs, 30 runs batted in, 4-for-7 in stolen base attempts, 18.1% strikeout rate, 4.2% walk rate in 354 plate appearances with Triple-A Durham)
The onslaught of injuries the Rays sustained in April led to Brett, 23, getting his first taste of the majors, but he too got hurt and missed a month with a separated shoulder. When he returned for the Bulls, he had the worst season of his career, posting career worsts in average, OBP, walk rate, strikeout rate and stolen base attempts. His performance gradually improved as he returned to action.
Blake Butera (.207/.337/.256, 10 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3-of-4 SB, 14.9 K%, 7.9 BB% in 101 PA with Rookie-level Princeton)
The 23-year-old Butera was a 35th-round pick in the 2015 draft. Despite being significantly older than the rest of the competition in the Appalachian League, he struggled to do anything with the bat. He had a patient approach and put the ball in play, but he only managed to collect two extra-base hits.
Anthony Cantillo (.238/.300/.254, 2 R, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 1-of-3 SB, 8.6 K%, 5.7 BB% in 70 PA with the GCL Rays)
After starting the season in the Venezuelan Summer League, Cantillo made his U.S. debut and had a hard time adjusting to the superior competition. The 20-year-old apparently knows how to avoid striking out but has to show he can hit somewhere besides The House That Oscar Built in Venezuela.
Tommy Coyle (.229/.337/.347, 52 R, 6 HR, 38 RBI, 20-of-29 SB, 26.4 K%, 13.7 BB% in 416 PA with Double-A Montgomery)
Coyle's strikeout rate spiked after showing a consistent ability to put the ball in play earlier in his career, and his average plummeted to a career low. He still has a nice OBP thanks to an outstanding walk rate, but the 24-year-old has to get the ball in play to use his speed and give him a chance to get hits. He stole 20 bases for the fourth straight season and was caught a career-high nine times.
Jake Cronenworth (.291/.399/.398, 31 R, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 12-of-19 SB, 25.2 K%, 13.2 BB% in 234 PA with Short-season Hudson Valley)
It was not a certainty that Cronenworth, 21, would be a position player as a professional, but the Rays chose to send him out as an infielder after taking him in the seventh round. Thanks to third-rounder Brandon Lowe's broken ankle, he got his chance with the Renegades. He was one of the New York-Penn League's most productive hitters with the fifth-best OBP in the league, and he showed some flexibility by playing some shortstop.
Oscar Sanay (.241/.306/.263, 14 R, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 2-of-6 SB, 8.6 K%, 6.6 BB% in 151 PA with Short-season Hudson Valley)
The 23-year-old Sanay was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and he stuck with the organization to provide some innings at second base alongside Cronenworth. Like others in the organization at second base, he was difficult to strike out but offered little else. He has only played second base in his career and does not have the versatility others offer.
Riley Unroe (.255/.333/.321, 45 R, 4 HR, 35 RBI, 13-of-22 SB, 19.8 K%, 10.2 BB% in 501 PA with Class-A Bowling Green)
Unroe, 20, was promoted to Charlotte at the end of the season, but he never actually played for the Stone Crabs. Through June, he had a .736 OPS with a nice plate approach, but he struggled as the season wore on in his full-season league debut. He offers athleticism and the ability to play shortstop, but Cristian Toribio kept him on the right side of the infield for the entire season.
Kean Wong (.284/.319/.332, 46 R, 1 HR, 36 RBI, 15-of-21 SB, 14.8 K%, 6.6 BB% in 438 PA with Class A-Advanced Charlotte)
Wong had a slow start and poor finish, but in the middle of the season, he was a lot like the effective hitter he was in his previous pro experience. In June and July, he batted .343 with a .793 OPS, monstrous numbers in the Florida State League. His walk and strikeout rates were both better than they were in 2014, and he could break out in a more friendly offensive environment.