A Pair Of Small Rays Trades Yield 2021 Breakouts
The Rays hunt upside in trades, always, and two of the organization's smaller recent deals have yielded emerging prospects Curtis Mead and Peyton Battenfield.
Shane Baz Widens His Repertoire
The power righthander has widened his repertoire. The next steps are to command all his offerings and sequence them for maximum effect.
Tristan Gray Finds Ways To Get Noticed
Despite being overshadowed by an impressive group of middle infield prospects, Gray still managed to turn heads in spring training.
Shane McClanahan Will Work In Minor League Rotation
After becoming the first pitcher to make his MLB debut in the postseason, the 23-year-old lefthander will work as a starter in the minors.
Greg Jones Enjoys Competition At Big League Camp
The 2019 first-rounder competed among a talented group of middle infielders in the Rays' organization.
Taylor Walls Combines Skills And Intangibles
The Rays love the defensive value and versatility Walls brings in addition to his quality bat and strong baserunning.
Luis Patiño's Proximity Is Key
The Rays focused on the athletic 21-year-old righthander when they dealt ace Blake Snell to the Padres.
Drew Strotman Makes The Most Of His Time
The 24-year-old bounced back from Tommy John surgery and excelled at instructional league while adding a new pitch.
2020 MLB Executive Of The Year: Andrew Friedman
Andrew Friedman has more money to play with in Los Angeles than he did in Tampa Bay, but his core principles remain unchanged—just like the results.
Wander Franco Got To See Winning Up Close
The Rays chose to have Franco see what it takes to win in October as a member of the postseason taxi squad rather than get him games reps at instructional league.