2019 MLB Organization Of The Year: Tampa Bay Rays
The small-budget Rays still win big, the culmination of several years of hard work throughout all facets of the organization.
Kevin Padlo's Skills Shine In Breakout Year
A winter of preparation paved the way for a healthy season for Padlo, who shined on both sides of the ball in the upper minors.
Shane McClanahan Has The Weapons To Succeed
The 2018 first-rounder has the wide repertoire to start. The questions will be executing pitches and managing effort level.
Jake Cronenworth Fully Embraces Two-Way Role
Initially skeptical of serving as both a position player and pitcher, Cronenworth relented and now looks forward to life as a two-way player.
Wander Franco: Rays 2019 Minor League Player Of The Year
Even at the tender age of 18, Franco doesn't shy away from the lofty expectations that come with being the game's No. 1 prospect.
Joe Ryan Learns Cutter At Chance Meeting
Ryan learned a new cutter grip while playing catch with a Rays big leaguer who was rehabbing in the Florida State League.
Greg Jones And The Rays Were Meant To Be
The Rays targeted Jones for his speed and all-around potential, but perhaps the player and team were fated to be together.
Jake Cronenworth Thrives In New Role
Being a lefty-hitting shortstop who had hit .370 at Triple-A wasn't even the most intriguing development for Cronenworth this season.
Nate Lowe Realizes His Big League Dream
Lowe's improbable journey from the 13th round to the big leagues was made possible by improved power and defense.
Brendan McKay Learns To Have Fun
The notoriously serious McKay learns to lighten up—but he remains serious about reaching the majors as a two-way player.