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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Ramos catches whole game

Wilson Ramos took another step forward in his path back to the majors

Wilson Ramos will be a big boost to the contending Rays
Wilson Ramos will be a big boost to the contending Rays
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In College World Series action Monday, Drew Rasmussen was not needed in Oregon State's blowout win over LSU. Florida State stayed alive and eliminated Cal State Fullerton. Shortstop Taylor Walls reached base a couple times and scored a run.

On Tuesday, Brendan McKay and JJ Schwarz will presumably bat on opposing sides in the high-stakes No. 3 Florida and No. 7 Louisville matchup.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (41-28)

Brent Honeywell left early in Durham's lopsided 10-2 loss to Norfolk. According to our man on the ground/guy with an MiLB.TV account @SandyKazmir, the team's top pitching prospect left with the trainer in the third inning. He was charged with six runs in 2 2/3 innings. After a wild pitch and sacrifice fly in the second helped the Bulls tie the game at two, the Tides closed the game with eight unanswered runs.

C Wilson Ramos: 0-for-3, 1 BB
SS Willy Adames: 2-for-4, 1 K
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Brent Honeywell: 2 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (37-33)

Montgomery is at its All-Star break.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (30-36)

Charlotte's bats took an extra couple hours on their All-Star break in a 3-0 Game 1 loss to Palm Beach in their doubleheader. Palm Beach scored twice in the first inning, and the Stone Crabs only had four hits. Starter Roel Ramirez allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in four innings.

Travis Ott started his second half on a high note in a 5-0 win in Game 2. In five easy innings, Ott struck out seven and only allowed two hits and two walks. The offense finally woke up in the fourth inning with all five runs. Palm Beach intentionally walked David Olmedo-Barrera to load the bases with one out, and Jim Haley made it pay with a two-run double. Angel Moreno also hit an RBI double.

OF Ryan Boldt (1): 1-for-3
OF Ryan Boldt (2): 0-for-4, 2 K
C David Rodriguez (2): 0-for-3, 1 K

RHP Roel Ramirez (1): 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
LHP Travis Ott (2): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (31-36)

Bowling Green is at its All-Star break.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (0-0)

Hudson Valley's season opener was rained out.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.


Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Norfolk 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Ryan Yarbrough (5-4, 4.46) v. Chris Lee (3-3, 5.80)

Southern League All-Star Game 7:30 PM (Pensacola, FL)

Charlotte v. Palm Beach 6:35 PM (radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (4-5, 2.97) v. Connor Jones (4-4, 4.75)

Midwest League All-Star Game 7:05 PM (Midland, MI)

Hudson Valley @ Aberdeen 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
30-40 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 290 R (9th) .708 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.55 ERA (13th) 1.49 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Chance Sisco (1), LHP Chris Lee (10), LHP Donnie Hart (16), RHP Jimmy Yacabonis (22), LHP Andrew Faulkner (24), RHP Stefan Crichton (27), LHP Jayson Aquino (30), RHP Gabriel Ynoa

Palm Beach Cardinals
Offense: 257 R (7th) .665 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.34 ERA (5th) 1.31 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Randy Arozarena (12), RHP Jake Woodford (17), RHP Connor Jones (18), RHP Junior Fernandez (21)

Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore)
Offense: Will update beginning next series
Pitching: Will update beginning next series
Top 30 Prospects: Roster not yet available