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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays

Has Jace Brewer drawn a walk yet? Just checking.

1. Matt Moore, lhp
2. Hak-Ju Lee, ss
3. Chris Archer, rhp
4. Taylor Guerrieri, rhp
5. Alex Colome, rhp
6. Alex Torres, lhp
7. Tim Beckham, ss
8. Enny Romero, lhp
9. Drew Vettleson, of
10. Mikie Mahtook, of

While Tampa Bay continued to win in the majors, it also restocked its system. The Rays received five youngsters from the Cubs for Garza, including three quality prospects in shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, righthander Chris Archer and outfielder Brandon Guyer.

The exodus of seven free agents gave Tampa Bay 10 compensation draft choices and an unprecedented 12 picks in the first two rounds. The Rays’ first two picks weren’t supposed to get to them, high school righthander Taylor Guerrieri at No. 24 and Louisiana State outfielder Mikie Mahtook at No. 31, and they continued to blend college players and prep talent afterward.

Repoz Posted: December 21, 2011 at 09:39 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, prospect reports, rays, scouting

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   1. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 21, 2011 at 10:34 PM (#4021476)
Mikie Mahtook is on the list? Do we know if he can succeed with a different playing style, or is he relying on getting on base by HBP 150 times a year?
   2. Jesus Luzardo Maraschino Posted: December 21, 2011 at 11:10 PM (#4021497)
That guy hates diving and fist pumping.
   3. catomi01 Posted: December 22, 2011 at 05:56 AM (#4021655)
Mikie Mahtook is on the list? Do we know if he can succeed with a different playing style, or is he relying on getting on base by HBP 150 times a year?


if he acts like that all the way to the big leagues, what makes you think he won't be hit intentionally 150 times a season?

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