1/29/13

BNS - Tampa Bay Rays: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

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1) Ranked No. 3 on the Baseball News Source Top 10 Prospects List for 2013, 22-year-old right fielder Wil Myers is widely regarded as the top hitting prospect in the minors. Though the Rays desperately need offense, they could assign him to Triple-A Durham to open the 2013 season to delay his free agent eligibility clock. When he finally makes his Major League debut, Myers is a right-handed bat who can hit for average and power as his .314/.387/.600/.987 slash line with 37 home runs and 109 RBI between Double-A and Triple A last season show.

2) Featuring four pitches (a mid-90s fast ball, a curve ball, a change-up and a cutter), 20-year-old right-hander Taylor Guerreri is yet another Rays starting pitching prospect with a high ceiling. A first round pick (24th overall) out of high school in 2011, he logged a 1.04 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP in 12 starts for Tampa Bay’s new York-Penn League affiliate last season.

3) When the Rays traded Matt Garza to the Cubs in January 2011, they landed promising shortstop Hak-Ju Lee (see below), catcher Robinson Chirinos, outfielder Sam Fuld and right-handed starting pitching prospect Chris Archer. Boasting a power fast ball and slider, the 24-year-old Archer has middle of the rotation potential, and he could also emerge as a late-inning reliever.


click here for the rest of the list...  http://baseballnewssource.com/prospects/tampa-bay-rays-top-10-prospects-for-2013/15685/ 

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