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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wrapping up the season

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How did the team’s top prospects perform in 2021?

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Last week, Durham wrapped up the Rays’ minor league season, and it was a successful one:

In the minors, individual performance is more important than team performance, and the season was also a success on that front. Here are the stats for all the players who finished the season with the organization and appeared on either one of Baseball America’s top-30 lists this season:

Jonathan Aranda: 411 PA, .330/.418/.543, 14 HR, 41 XBH, 5-for-7 SB, 10.2 BB%, 18.5 K% (High A and Double A)

Randy Arozarena: 604 PA, .274/.356/.459, 20 HR, 53 XBH, 20-for-30 SB, 9.3 BB%, 28.2 K% (MLB)

Osleivis Basabe: 327 PA, .282/.347/.388, 19 XBH, 18-for-22 SB, 8.6 BB%, 13.8 K% (Low A and High A)

Shane Baz: 78 23 IP, 2.06 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 4.4 BB%, 37.9 K% (Double A and Triple A), 2.03 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, 6.1 BB%, 36.7 K% (MLB)

Nick Bitsko: Did not pitch

Taj Bradley: 103 13 IP, 1.83 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 7.8 BB%, 31.0 K% (Low A and Double A)

Vidal Brujan: 441 PA, .262/.345/.440, 12 HR, 44 XBH, 44-for-52 SB, 11.1 BB%, 15.4 K% (Triple A), 26 PA, .077/.077/.077, 1-for-1 SB, 0.0 BB%, 30.8 K%

Ruben Cardenas: 441 PA, .292/.333/.523, 25 HR, 41 XBH, 6-for-10 SB, 5.4 BB%, 26.1 K% (High A and Double A)

Carlos Colmenarez: 113 PA, .247/.319/.289, 3 XBH, 7-for-13 SB, 7.0 BB%, 26.3 K% (DSL)

John Doxakis: 102 23 IP, 3.94 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 4.6 BB%, 27.7 K% (Low A and High A)

Xavier Edwards: 337 PA, .302/.377/.368, 16 XBH, 19-for-30 SB, 10.7 BB%, 12.5 K% (Double A)

Josh Fleming: 10 IP, 0.90 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 2.7 BB%, 32.4 K% (Triple A), 104 13 IP, 5.09 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 6.9 BB%, 14.5 K% (MLB)

Wander Franco: 180 PA, .313/.372/.583, 7 HR, 24 XBH, 5-for-9 SB, 7.8 BB%, 11.7 K% (Triple A), 281 PA, .288/.347/.463, 7 HR, 30 XBH, 7.8 BB%, 12.0 K% (MLB)

Moises Gomez: 301 PA, .171/.256/.309, 8 HR, 21 XBH, 5-for-8 SB, 9.0 BB%, 38.2 K% (Double A)

JJ Goss: Rehabbed in Florida Complex League

Louis Head: 28 23 IP, 2.20 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 8.7 BB%, 32.2 K% (Triple A), 35 IP, 2.31 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 6.7 BB%, 23.9 K% (MLB)

Heriberto Hernandez: 320 PA, .252/.381/.453, 12 HR, 27 XBH, 7-for-11 SB, 15.3 BB%, 28.1 K% (Low A)

Brent Honeywell Jr.: 81 23 IP, 3.97 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 7.2 BB%, 20.0 K% (Triple A), 4 13 IP, 8.31 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, 14.3 BB%, 19.0 K% (MLB)

Blake Hunt: 320 PA, .205/.288/.375, 9 HR, 28 XBH, 10.0 BB%, 32.5 K% (High A and Double A)

Seth Johnson: 93 23 IP, 2.88 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 8.3 BB%, 29.0 K% (Low A)

Greg Jones: 317 PA, .270/.366/.482, 14 HR, 26 XBH, 34-for-36 SB, 10.4 BB%, 30.3 K% (High A and Double A)

Cooper Kinney: 47 PA, .286/.468/.371, 2 XBH, 2-for-2 SB, 21.3 BB%, 19.1 K% (FCL)

Jacob Lopez: 59 23 IP, 2.41 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 7.4 BB%, 39.5 K% (High A and Double A)

Josh Lowe: 470 PA, .291/.381/.535, 22 HR, 52 XBH, 26-for-26 SB, 13.0 BB%, 26.2 K% (Triple A), 2 PA, 1.000/1.000/1.000, 1-for-1 SB, 50.0 BB%, 0.0 K% (MLB)

Pedro Martinez: 386 PA, .216/.289/.319, 6 HR, 21 XBH, 21-for-39 SB, 8.0 BB%, 31.3 K% (High A)

Miles Mastrobuoni: 434 PA, .296/.378/.424, 34 XBH, 8-for-15 SB, 11.8 BB%, 21.0 K% (Double A and Triple A)

Shane McClanahan: 123 13 IP, 3.43 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 7.2 BB%, 27.3 K% (MLB)

Brendan McKay: 7 IP, 12.86 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 11.1 BB%, 22.2 K% (Double A), 25 PA, .091/.200/.091, 12.0 BB%, 32.0 K% (Triple A)

Curtis Mead: 458 PA, .321/.378/.533, 15 HR, 55 XBH, 11-for-15 SB, 7.4 BB%, 15.5 K% (Low A, High A, Triple A)

Tobias Myers: 117 23 IP, 3.90 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 5.8 BB%, 30.5 K% (Double A and Triple A)

Luis Patino: 29 13 IP, 3.07 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 9.0 BB%, 33.6 K% (Triple A), 4.31 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 8.7 BB%, 22.2 K% (MLB)

Tommy Romero: 110 13 IP, 2.61 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 7.1 BB%, 33.3 K% (Double A and Triple A)

Nick Schnell: 227 PA, .174/.300/.321, 8 HR, 12 XBH, 13-for-15 SB, 13.7 BB%, 32.2 K% (Low A)

Ian Seymour: 55 13 IP, 1.95 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 8.9 BB%, 40.7 K% (Low A, High A, Triple A)

Austin Shenton: 372 PA, .295/.398/.549, 14 HR, 49 XBH, 12.6 BB%, 23.4 K% (High A and Double A)

Ryan Spikes: 47 PA, .250/.362/.400, 1 HR, 4 XBH, 4-for-5 SB, 12.8 BB%, 27.7 K% (FCL)

Ryan Thompson: 34 IP, 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 6.7 BB%, 27.6 K% (MLB)

Taylor Walls: 222 PA, .247/.387/.444, 8 HR, 18 XBH, 10-for-15 SB, 18.0 BB%, 26.1 K% (Triple A), 176 PA, .211/.314/.296, 11 XBH, 4-for-6 SB, 13.1 BB%, 27.8 K% (MLB)

Cole Wilcox: 44 13 IP, 2.03 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 2.03 ERA, 0.86 WHIP (Low A)

Alika Williams: 338 PA, .267/.312/.375, 22 XBH, 6-for-12 SB, 5.6 BB%, 16.6 K% (Low A, High A, Triple A)

Carson Williams: 47 PA, .284/.404/.436, 5 XBH, 2-for-4 SB, 12.8 BB%, 27.7 K% (FCL)

Here are the leaders in different statistics (minimum 324 plate appearances or 60 innings pitched):

Batting average
Jonathan Aranda .3234
Curtis Mead .3225
Xavier Edwards .312

On-base percentage
Jonathan Aranda .412
Jonathan Embry .401
Diego Infante .395

Slugging percentage
Jordan Qsar .547
Jonathan Aranda .538
Josh Lowe .535

OPS
Jonathan Aranda .950
Josh Lowe .916
Jordan Qsar .912

Home runs
Dalton Kelly 27
Jordan Qsar 26
Ruben Cardenas and Grant Witherspoon 25

Stolen bases
Vidal Brujan 44
Greg Jones 34
Brett Wisely 32

Innings pitched
Tobias Myers 117 23
Tommy Romero 110 13
Taj Bradley 103 13

ERA
Colby White 1.44
Taj Bradley 1.83
Shane Baz 2.06

WHIP
Colby White 0.66
Jayden Murray 0.71
Shane Baz 0.80

Strikeouts
Tobias Myers 146
Tommy Romero 145
Taj Bradley 123

Strikeout rate
Colby White 45.0%
Shane Baz 37.9%
Tommy Romero 33.3%

Walk rate
Miller Hogan 3.1%
Easton McGee 3.8%
Shane Baz 4.4%

In September, the Rays announced their end-of-season minor league award winners:

Player of the Year: Josh Lowe
Pitcher of the Year: Shane Baz
Reliever of the Year: Colby White
Defender of the Year: Taylor Walls
Baserunner of the Year: Greg Jones
Erik Walker Community Champion: Jim Haley
Triple-A MVP: Josh Lowe
Double-A MVP: Jonathan Aranda
High-A MVP: Jordan Qsar
Low-A MVP: Diego Infante
FCL MVP: Willy Vasquez

Finally, last week, Arizona Fall League rosters were announced. The Rays will be sending these players to the Scottsdale Scorpions:

RHP Trevor Brigden
C Matt Dyer
RHP Carlos Garcia
OF Heriberto Hernandez
IF Curtis Mead
RHP Matthew Peguero
RHP Caleb Sampen

The season starts Wednesday.