Tonight MLB.com will unveil their 2017 Top 100 Prospect List through a one hour special on the MLB Network at 8:00 PM EST.
There will be many prospects that will make the list Live Tweeting during the special including our own Willy Adames (@willya02) and newly acquired Jose De León (@JDL_87).
The list should feature as many as five or maybe six current Rays prospects with Brent Honeywell and Jake Bauers almost assuredly locks to join Adames and De León.
Rays History of #1 Overall Prospects at MLB.com
Though the Rays won’t have the number one prospect on this year’s list they have a history of frequently holding the number one spot.
- 2004: Joe Mauer
- 2005: Delmon Young
- 2006: Delmon Young
- 2007: Delmon Young
- 2008: Jay Bruce
- 2009: David Price
- 2010: Jason Heyward
- 2011: Mike Trout
- 2012: Matt Moore
- 2013: Jurickson Profar
- 2014: Byron Buxton
- 2015: Byron Buxton
- 2016: Corey Seager
7:57 PM Update:
The Special can be streamed live at MLB.com.
8:25 PM Update: 4 Rays make Top 100
21. Willy Adames SS
31. Brent Honeywell RHP
33. Jose De León RHP
76. Jake Bauers 1B/OF
Tweet highlights from the night
Adames was mixing english and spanish in his praise for prospects throughout the list:
Margot mi hermano I see you #Top100Prospects me gustaría batear como tú ♂️— Willy Adames ™! #12 (@willya02) January 29, 2017
Ay papá ♂️— Willy Adames ™! #12 (@willya02) January 29, 2017
JDL meanwhile launched into an AMA to celebrate the evening:
Bonus tweets from Brent Honeywell:
Willy!!!! Mi Germany!!! #21 congrats man. Always want you there behind me— Brent Honeywell (@brent_honeywell) January 29, 2017