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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Catch Adames, Stanek, and Hu at Futures Game

Durham swept their doubleheader with Pawtucket

Stanek, Wu, and Adame join Matt Moore and other Rays who have played in the Futures Game
Stanek, Wu, and Adame join Matt Moore and other Rays who have played in the Futures Game
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Rays pitching prospects Ryne Stanek and Chih-Wei Hu along with shortstop prospect Willy Adames will compete in the Siruis XM All-Star Futures Game today. The US team, featuring Stanek, and the World Team, featuring Adames and Hu, will face off at 7:00 ET at Petco Park in San Diego. You can watch the game on the MLB Network or

All three have found success in their own ways for Double-A Montgomery this year. Ryne Stanek has settled into his role as a reliever with surprising success before being promoted to Triple-A Durham. Hu's strikeouts have been slightly down, but he has kept his walk rate low while continuing the show the stuff that makes him a solid back-end starting prospect. Adames has been on a power surge, posting a .175 ISO - a career high - while cutting down on his strikeouts.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (40-51)

Durham picked up the win in both sides of an unusual doubleheader with the Pawtucket Red Sox. The Bulls won Game One, which was a continuation from Friday night's game, by a 3-0 score. Durham's pitching as a whole allowed four hits, with Eddie Gamboa pitching five innings of relief since starter Austin Pruitt was cut off at three innings because of the postponement. Richie Shaffer and J.P. Arencibia had back-to-back RBIs to give the Bulls a two-run lead in the first. Shaffer later hit a solo home run to pad the Bulls' lead.

Game Two of the doubleheader saw the momentum shift multiple times before the Bulls pulled out a close 5-4 victory. Jaime Schultz allowed two runs in the second, but Durham brought the game within one on an Arencibia solo home run in the bottom of the inning. The Bulls pulled ahead in the third with RBIs from Arencibia and Dayron Varona. Kyle Winkler surrendered two more runs in the fourth, but Daniel Robertson tied the game up again with a sacrifice fly. Shaffer hit a RBI double to give Durham their final lead, with Adam Kolarek shutting out the lights for his first save of the year.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (10-6)

Montgomery's offense continued its tear in a 11-8 win over the Jackson Generals. The Biscuits scored six runs in the first two innings to give Taylor Guerrieri plenty of cushion. The righty picked up his eighth win of the year despite allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while only striking out three. The Biscuits scattered five more runs over the six innings, which included home runs from Cade Gotta and Patrick Leonard. Brad Schreiber allowed five runs in the bottom of the ninth in what should have been a mop-up situation, but Jeff Ames came in to record the last two outs and prevent any more damage.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (9-7)

Charlotte made a comeback in the late innings to secure a 7-6 win over the Daytona Tortugas. At one point, Charlotte held a 3-2 lead thanks to two solo home runs from Armando Araiza and another solo shot from Mac James. However, Greg Harris allowed three runs in the sixth - and five overall - to put the Stone Crabs behind. Riley Unroe hit a two-run single in the eighth to tie the game again. Grant Kay hit a RBI single to put Charlotte ahead and Justin Williams scored on a balk to tack on an extra run. Mike Franco allowed Daytona to come within one in the bottom of the ninth, but Jeff Howell secured the final out and the win for his second save.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-8)

Bowling Green somehow blew a seven-run lead and lost a 12-11 game to the South Bend Cubs. Genesis Cabrera allowed three runs in five innings, and Armando Bastardo allowed two more over the next two innings. However, the Hot Rods had seven runs by the third inning. and picked up four more in the top of the ninth to give them what seemed like a safe lead. Instead, Tim Ingram allowed seven runs to Cubs to inflate his ERA to 54.00 and receive his first loss with the Hot Rods this year.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (11-11)

Hudson Valley picked up 13 hits in their 5-2 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones. Nathaniel Lowe hit a RBI single to open up the scoring early in the first. The Renegades fell behind in the seventh when Porter Clayton allowed two runs to the Cyclones. In a monster eighth inning, the Renegades scored four runs with an RBI each from Bill Pujols, Danny De La Calle, and Ryan Boldt as well as a run from Angel Perez on a passed ball. Brandon Lawson picked up his second win of the season by pitching the last 2.2 innings.

Rookie Princeton Rays (8-8)

Princeton pulled out a 5-4 win over the Bristol Pirates despite making four errors. Hector Lopez was charged with two unearned runs thanks to these errors, and he allowed three overall while Hetcor Lopez allowed only one in four innings of relief. Adrian Rondon continued his power surge with two home runs for three total RBIs. Emilio Gustave added another RBI, and Trek Stemp scored on a throwing error after he stole third base. Oscar Rojas went 3-for-4 with a double in Princeton's win.

Rookie GCL Rays (4-9)

The rain helped the GCL Rays pick up a 7-6 win over the GCL Orioles. The lead exchanged hands early, with the Rays scoring two first-inning runs before Thomas Lebron allowed three to the Orioles in the top of the second. Chris Betts hit a RBI single in the third to even the game up, but the Orioles picked up another run in the fourth off Lebron. An RBI triple from Jesus Sanchez plated two runs and Rene Pinto followed him up with a two-run home run - he had four RBIs in the game - to plate four runs in the fourth for the Rays. Tyler House allowed two runs in the sixth to let the Orioles come within one, but rain ended the game after the top of the seventh.


Notable Performances


Game 1

1B/OF Richie Shaffer: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B (18), HR (7), 2 RBI (35), K
C/1B J.P. Arencibia: 1-for-4, RBI (15)
UTIL Taylor Motter: 2-for-4
C Luke Maile: 1-for-4, 2B (13), K
OF Eury Perez: 1-for-3, 3B (1), K

RHP Austin Pruitt: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Eddie Gamboa: W (4-2), 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
RHP Danny Farqhuar: S (2), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Game 2

OF Jaff Decker: 0-for-1, 2 BB, K
1B/OF Richie Shaffer: 2-for-3, 2B (19), RBI (36), K
C/1B J.P. Arencibia: 2-for-3, R, HR (6), 2 RBI (17), K
C Luke Maile: 1-for-2, R, BB
SS Jake Hager: 1-for-3, R, 2B (7)


OF Cade Gotta: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2B (8), HR (1), 4 RBI (15), BB
C Mike Marjama: 1-for-5, 2 RBI (35), K
OF Jake Bauers: 2-for-3, R, 2 BB, K
3B Patrick Leonard: 4-for-5, 3 R, HR (6), RBI (26), K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 2-for-4, 2B (19), 3 RBI (38), BB
2B Thomas Coyle: 3-for-5, 2 R, 3B (2), K

LHP Kyle Bird: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
RHP Jeff Ames: S (3), 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Class-A Advanced

2B Riley Unroe: 2-for-2, RBI (25), 3 BB
C Mac James: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (1), RBI (23), BB, K
IF Alec Sole: 1-for-4, 2B (10), K
1B Grant Kay: 2-for-5, R, 2B (8), RBI (28), K
C Armando Araiza: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR (2), 2 RBI (5), 2 K

RHP Mike Franco: W (3-3), 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K


3B Kevin Padlo: 4-for-5, R, 2B (16), 2 RBI (43), K
C Brett Sullivan: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B (22), RBI (57), K
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 2 R, RBI (40), BB, K
OF David Olmedo-Barrera: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (9), 2 RBI (20), K
2B Peter Maris: 2-for-4, 2B (24), 3 RBI (24)


OF Ryan Boldt: 3-for-5, R, RBI (2)
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 1-for-5, RBI (9)
3B Jim Haley: 2-for-4, K
2B Miles Mastrobuoni: 2-for-5, R
SS Bill Pujols: 2-for-4, R, RBI (3) 2 K
C Daniel De La Calle: 1-for-3, R, 3B (1), RBI (3), K

RHP Jose Alonzo: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Brandon Lawson: W (2-1), 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Rookie (Princeton)

3B Blake Butera: 1-for-3, R, 2B (4), K, 2 SB (3)
OF Emilio Gustave: 2-for-4, RBI (6), K
SS Adrian Rondon: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR (5), 3 RBI (18)
OF Oscar Rojas: 3-for-4, 2B (3), SB (2)

RHP Hector Lopez: S (1), 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Rooke (GCL)

OF Jesus Sanchez: 3-for-3, 3 R, 2 3B (4), 2 RBI (9)
C Rene Pinto: 2-for-4, R, HR (1), 4 RBI (8), 2 K
C Chris Betts: 1-for-2, RBI (6), 2 BB
SS Michael Brosseau: 1-for-2, R, BB

RHP Austin Sweet: S (1), 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham v. Pawtucket 5:05 PM ET (
Justin Marks (2-8, 4.54) v. William Cuevas (5-3, 3.59)

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM ET (
Steve Ascher (3-1, 4.83) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Daytona 5:35 PM ET
TBA v. Tejay Antone (7-5, 3.97)

Bowling Green @ South Bend 2:05 PM ET (
Jose Mujica (4-3, 4.50) v. Carson Sands (6-2, 3.72)

Hudson Valley @ Brooklyn 1:00 PM ET

Princeton v. Bristol 5:00 PM ET

GCL Rays are off

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox
46-44, 5th in IL North
Offense: 356 R (9th) .697 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.41 ERA (4th) 1.26 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Brian Johnson (6), 1B Sam Travis (7), SS Deven Marrero (8), RHP Pat Light (11), RHP Noe Ramirez (26)

Jackson Generals (Seattle)
8-7, 3rd in SL North
Offense: 396 R (1st) .742 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.46 ERA (3rd) 1.30 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Tyler O’Neill (4), RHP Andrew Moore (8), LHP Ryan Yarbrough (14), RHP Dan Altavilla (24), OF Ian Miller (31)

Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati)
9-5, 2nd in FSL North
Offense: 358 R (4th) .702 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.43 ERA (7th) 1.26 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Keury Mella (8), RHP Tyler Mahle (10), 3B Taylor Sparks (14), RHP Wyatt Strahan (16), OF Aristides Aquino (18), SS Blake Trahan (19), 3B Gavin LaValley (24) RHP Jon Moscot (25), RHP Tejay Antone (27), RHP Nick Howard (30)

South Bend Cubs
12-5, T-1st in MWL East
Offense: 409 R (2nd) .725 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.29 ERA (4th) 1.21 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Eloy Jimenez (9), LHP Justin Steele (14), OF Donnie Dewees (17), LHP Carson Sands (22), OF Eddy Julio Martinez (28)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
9-13, 4th (Last) in NYPL McNamara
Offense: 86 R (8th) .574 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.70 ERA (10th) 1.22 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Ali Sanchez (15), RHP Justin Dunn (1st Round Pick), SS Cody Woodmansee (5th Round Pick)

Bristol Pirates
8-8, 2nd in AL West
Offense: 89 R (T-3rd) .715 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 5.28 ERA (9th) 1.40 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Blake Cederlind (5th Round Pick)