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Tampa Bay Rays land six on MLB Pipeline’s 2018 preseason top 100

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An exciting group of Rays prospects are among the best in baseball

MiLB: JUL 02 Gulf Coast League -  GCL Rays at GCL Orioles Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

MLB Pipeline counted down their top 100 prospects on MLB Network during an hour long special Saturday night.

The list capped off a two week period where the site ranked the top prospects by position, and where the Rays landed prospects on six of the lists, with Brendan McKay getting named twice — the 5th best LHP and the top 1B prospect in baseball.

With the unveiling of the top 100, the Rays were well represented again by six of their top prospects:

#12 - Brent Honeywell - RHP

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Screwball: 65 | Curve: 45 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60 | Overall: 60

#22 - Willy Adames - SS

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55

#25 - Brendan McKay - LHP/1B

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 30 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Cutter: 55 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 55

#57 - Jesus Sanchez - OF

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

#64 - Jake Bauers - 1B/OF

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55

#81 - Christian Arroyo - 3B/SS

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Run: 40 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

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The Rays now have one of the best systems in all of baseball, and are certainly rich when it comes to their top prospects. Four of their top six prospects are in Triple-A and could vie for spots on the Opening Day roster.

Meanwhile Brendan McKay could move rapidly through the system depending on how his two-way status plays out. Then, there is Jesus Sanchez, who is a tantalizingly exciting prospect on his own, and high pedigree prospects like Lucius Fox and Justin Williams in the wings.

The Rays’ six prospects on the list is tied for the fourth most in the majors behind the Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, and Atlanta Braves.