Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Tampa Bay Rays

1 Wil Myers 12/10/90 of Durham Bulls (AAA)
2 Chris Archer 9/26/1988 rhp Durham Bulls (AAA)
3 Taylor Guerrieri 12/1/1992 rhp Bowling Green Hot Rods (LoA)
4 Hak-Ju Lee 11/4/1990 ss Durham Bulls (AAA)
5 Jake Odorizzi 3/27/90 rhp Durham Bulls (AAA)
6 Alex Colome 12/31/1988 rhp Durham Bulls (AAA)
7 Richie Shaffer 3/15/1991 3b Charlotte Stone Crabs (HiA)
8 Enny Romero 1/24/1991 lhp Montgomery Biscuits (AA)
9 Blake Snell 12/4/1992 rhp Bowling Green Hot Rods (LoA)
10 Tim Beckham 1/27/1990 ss/2b Durham Bulls (AAA)


rays-900x635HE’S WHERE?: The Rays are typically conservative with young arms so it wouldn't have been a surprise to see lefthander Blake Snell stay back in extended spring training. However, Snell will take his 74 innings of pro experience to low Class A Bowling Green to pitch on the same staff as righthanders Taylor Guerrieri and Jeff Ames. Righthander Jesse Hahn has just 52 innings of experience at the short season level after being drafted in 2010, but he'll jump to high Class A Charlotte.

WHO’S MISSING: Outfielder Josh Sale and second baseman Ryan Brett start the 2013 season still serving suspensions for methamphetamines and amphetamines.

GO SEE: It’s going to be hard to find a more talented Triple-A team than the Durham Bulls, which will feature six of the Rays’ Top 10 prospects including Wil Myers.