Yesterday, news broke that the Tampa Bay Rays were nearing a deal with free agent outfielder, Avisail Garcia.
Garcia is coming off an injury plagued season with the Chicago White Sox. However, he is one year removed from a breakout, All-Star campaign in 2017. Garcia can play in the outfield a bit, but is average to below average. He figures to be the Rays designated hitter to start out the season.
- Baseball Prospectus published their top ten prospects in the Rays system.
Wander Franco, SS
Brent Honeywell, RHP
Jesus Sanchez, OF
Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP
Lucius Fox, SS
Shane Baz, RHP
Vidal Brujan, 2B
Matthew Liberatore, LHP
Brandon Lowe, 2B
- MLB Pipeline ranked the top RHP prospects in baseball, ranking Brent Honeywell as the 8th best
- Rays Colored Glasses offers a scouting report on Caleb Sampen, who the Rays acquired for Jaime Schultz
Around the League
- Bryce Harper drama nearing an end?
- Derek Holland is heading back to the San Francisco Giants
- The San Diego Padres are making to look a major splash...and then immediately undo it. There are reports that the Padres are trying to acquire Corey Kluber, and then use him in order to make another trade