The GCL Rays opened played last week in the Gulf Coast League by going 2-3. Featuring a wide array of international talent and players from this year's draft, the team is the first stop for many in the Rays farm system as they start their professional careers. Inside, Brad Lymburner previews this year's squad.
June 26, 2012
Just in time for the start of the 2012 season, here are our final rankings of the top prospects in the Rays farm system. This final list reflects changes from our preliminary list (that was released during the off-season for subscribers only) based on first-hand scouting done during spring training, 2012 team assignment and conversations with scouts and player development people.
April 3, 2012
With minor league camp set to break in less than a week, it is a good time to look into our crystal ball and try to predict the winners of different pitching statistical categories in 2012. What pitcher will post the most wins? Who will win the strikeout crown? Who will lead the minors in saves? We have all those answers and more inside.
March 25, 2012
The Rule 5 Draft is finally upon us. And, while there doesn't appear to be that one standout name that everyone is talking about, there are some quality players out there that teams feel can be contributors in 2012. But, there is also a lack of top flight talent that teams will be devastated to lose. In other words, look for role players to come out of this draft rather than a future Dan Uggla.
December 7, 2011
The Rays farm system is stocked with pitching talent and the majority of it is in the upper minor league levels, making a few arms almost big league ready. As the Rays continue to seek impact arms through the draft, there happens to be more of where that pitching came from lurking in the lower levels. It starts with Nick Barnese, writes Teddy Mitrosilis.
December 7, 2008