During his ‘This Week in Rays Baseball’ podcast, Neil Solondz was joined by the Tampa Bay Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations, James Click. The two discussed the arbitration process and later Neil discusses the Rays minor league coaching staff, that was announced this past week.
- Following the trades of Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Josh Harrison has now requested to be dealt as well
- MLB free agency has been extremely slow, and several players are willing to hold out until they get what they desire, even if it means missing part of the season
- Christian Yelich’s relationship with the Miami Marlins is ‘irretrievably broken’
- Brian Kenny makes his case to get inaugural Devil Ray, Fred McGriff into the Hall of Fame
- MLB Pipeline has begun to roll out their top tens by position, with a couple of Rays prospects being mentioned.
- Brent Honeywell was ranked as the 4th top right handed pitching prospect in baseball
- Brendan McKay meanwhile, was selected as the 5th top left handed pitching prospect. He could make another appearance when they ranked first baseman.
Name the player based off his Baseball America writeup
PLAYER isn’t the biggest, but he’s the strongest, with a body the organization compares to former all-star catchers such as Jody Davis and Carlton Fisk. His raw power is the best in the system, and he’s an intelligent hitter who has learned how to use it. He projects to hit 30-35 homers a season in the big leagues. PLAYER has worked hard to shorten a swing than can get long, and he’s strong enough to overpower pitches that catch too much of the plate. With his swing, PLAYER will never be a contact hitter and has struck out more than 100 times in each of his last three seasons
Hint: He was named the number one top prospect in his organization during the early 2000’s.