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Rays prospects and minor leagues: McClanahan promoted to Double A

In his next start, Shane McClanahan will pitch at his third different level this season.

Nick Schnell
Adam Sanford

Shane McClanahan isn’t the only Rays prospect being added to Montgomery’s roster. Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the injured list by Durham, and Lucius Fox is back with the Biscuits.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (63-50)

Durham’s game was canceled.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (28-16)

Montgomery’s rally came up short in a 7-6 loss to Chattanooga. Through 6 12 innings, the Biscuits trailed by seven. Jim Haley hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, and they then scored five in the ninth. Haley hit a sacrifice fly, and Carl Chester, David Rodriguez, and Brett Sullivan had RBI hits. However, with the tying run in scoring position, Tristan Gray lined out to end the game. Kenny Rosenberg allowed six runs in five innings.

SS Vidal Brujan: 0-for-3 (.720 — did not finish game)
2B Taylor Walls: 0-for-5, 2 K (.723)
CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB (.740)
1B Tristan Gray: 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 CS (.676)
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB (.638)

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (3.06)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (31-12)

Charlotte was shut out by Palm Beach, 6-0. After Jose Alvardo began his rehab assignment with a 1-2-3 inning, Tommy Romero took a tough loss despite only allowing a run in six innings. The Stone Crabs had four hits.

SS Wander Franco: 1-for-4, 1 K, 1 CS (.935)
DH Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-4, 1 K (.711)
RF Moises Gomez: 0-for-3, 1 BB (.695)

LHP Jose Alvarado: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Tommy Romero: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (1.85)

Charlotte’s site offers this recap.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (24-17)

Bowling Green’s game was postponed.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (28-19)

Hudson Valley rallied for a 5-3 win over West Virginia. The Renegades trailed by two with only two hits through 5 12 innings, but they broke through in the sixth when Jacson McGowan tied the game with a two-run single. In the seventh, they scored the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt, and two more runs scored on sacrifice flies. Jacob Lopez made his organizational debut with six strikeouts in four scoreless innings.

SS Ben Troike: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP (.535)

LHP Jacob Lopez: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (0.00)

Rookie Princeton Rays (20-24)

Princeton fell to Danville, 6-2. The Braves scored in the first and then again in the fourth, but the Rays tied the game in the top of the sixth on Jhosner Vargas’ two-run single. Danville responded with two in the bottom half of the inning and two more in the seventh to retake the lead. Stanly Sabino allowed two runs — one earned — in 3 23 innings.

CF Nick Schnell: 0-for-4, 2 K (.733)
3B Jhosner Vargas: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SB (.715)

LHP Stanly Sabino: 3 23 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K (3.08)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (14-16)

The GCL Rays were off.


Monday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham is off.

Montgomery vs. Chattanooga 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jason Garcia (4-0, 2.48) vs. Wendolyn Bautista (1-0, 4.41)

Charlotte vs. Bradenton 5 p.m. ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA vs. Aaron Shortridge (6-4, 3.50)

Both games will be seven innings.

Bowling Green vs. Lansing 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA vs. Troy Watson (5-2, 3.72)
TBA vs. Cobi Johnson (2-6, 4.74)

Both games will be seven innings.

Hudson Valley @ Brooklyn 7 p.m. ET

Princeton vs. Pulaski 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)

GCL Rays vs. GCL Red Sox 12 p.m. DOUBLEHEADER

Completion of suspended game followed by nine-inning game.

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati)
15-28 (T-4th in SL North)
Offense: 479 R (1st) .719 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.39 ERA (10th) 1.40 WHIP (10th)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Jonathan India (3), RHP Tony Santillan (5), C Tyler Stephenson (6), OF Jose Siri (9), OF T.J. Friedl (12), SS Alfredo Rodriguez (22), LHP Packy Naughton (24), RHP Ryan Hendrix (27), 1B Ibandel Isabel (29), C Nick Ciuffo

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
24-19 (3rd in FSL South)
Offense: 447 R (3rd) .696 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.38 ERA (5th) 1.21 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: SS Oneil Cruz (3), OF Travis Swaggerty (4), OF Cal Mitchell (8), RHP Max Kranick (12), OF Lolo Sanchez (13), RHP Osvaldo Bido (17), C Deon Stafford (22), LHP Braeden Ogle (28), 1B Mason Martin (30)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
20-21 (5th in MWL East)
Offense: 481 R (6th) .720 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.29 ERA (13th) 1.42 WHIP (12th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Jordan Groshans (5), OF Griffin Conine (15), C Gabriel Moreno (20), RHP Sean Wymer (26)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
26-22 (T-3rd in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 189 R (9th) .698 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.04 ERA (3rd) 1.09 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Michel Otanez (26)

Pulaski Yankees
30-14 (1st in AL East)
Offense: 230 R (5th) .723 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.61 ERA (1st) 1.15 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: OF Antonio Cabello (8), IF Anthony Volpe (9), OF Anthony Garcia (15), LHP T.J. Sikkema (18), OF Ryder Green (30)

GCL Red Sox
17-12 (2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 155 R (5th) .678 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.97 ERA (2nd) 1.19 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Danny Diaz (13), SS Matthew Lugo (18)

Daily news and links

Baseball America subscribers can read Josh Norris’ story on Joe Ryan, one of the organization’s top pop-up prospects this season.