Tampa Bay Rays 2012 Top-50 Prospects

It is time for us to FINALLY unveil our Top-50 prospect list for the 2012 season. Inside you will find a subscriber-only sneak peek at our rankings, which will be released for all towards the end of Spring Training.

****PLEASE do not reveal these rankings to non-subscribers. This includes talking about or posting the list on our non-subscriber message board or the forums of any other site. These ranking are being released a month early for subscribers and everyone else will have an opportunity to see the rankings sometime in mid-to-late March. Thank you very much for your cooperation on this!

Last winter we attempted to release the list in random order as part of a contest. For a variety of reasons, that plan did not work out well, but we went ahead and gave away the prizes anyways.

Undaunted, we are now ready to release the rankings in full to subscribers-only after making some minor adjustments to the original list.

We will be tweaking the list again and posting our final rankings towards the end of the Spring Training after we do some extensive first-hand scouting during the Rays minor league camp.

We will also be continuing with our prospect profiles which will contain the player's background and history, analysis of his 2011 performance, an in-depth scouting report and a look at what the immediate and long-term future might be for the player.

For a little more on the methodology of this list see here.

Here is your sneak peak at our 2012 Top-50 Prospect List.

1) LHP Matthew Moore
2) SS Hak-Ju Lee
3) LHP Alex Torres
4) RHP Taylor Guerrieri
5) LHP Enny Romero
6) OF Mikie Mahtook
7) RHP Christopher Archer
8) RHP Alexander Colome
9) OF Drew Vettleson
10) OF Brandon Guyer
11) SS Tim Beckham
12) 2B Ryan Brett
13) RHP Parker Markel
14) SS Jake Hager
15) 3B Tyler Goeddel
16) SS Derek Dietrich
17) RHP Lenny Linsky
18) 2B Tyler Bortnick
19) OF Josh Sale
20) OF Granden Goetzman
21) C Oscar Hernandez
22) SS Brandon Martin
23) LHP Felipe Rivero
24) RHP Matt Bush
25) RHP Jacob Thompson
26) LHP Ryan Carpenter
27) RHP Nick Barnese
28) SS Johnny Eierman
29) 1B Jeff Malm
30) C Lucas Bailey
31) OF James Harris
32) OF Kes Carter
33) RHP Albert Suarez
34) C Justin O'Conner
35) LHP Blake Snell
36) OF Ty Morrison
37) RHP Wilking Rodriguez
38) LHP C.J. Riefenhauser
39) RHP Jeff Ames
40) LHP Braulio Lara
41) C/1B Stephen Vogt
42) LHP Grayson Garvin
43) RHP Marquis Fleming
44) LHP Kyle Lobstein
45) 1B Cameron Seitzer
46) 1B John Alexander
47) OF Yoel Araujo
48) RHP Scott Shuman
49) LHP Matthew Spann
50) OF Cody Rogers

John Gregg is Publisher and Senior Editor of Rays Digest. You can follow him on Twitter at @RaysDigest. He can also be reached via e-mail at raysdigest.com@gmail.com.


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