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2021 Tampa Bay Rays Instructional League Roster



It should come as no surprise that the deepest system in the minor leagues has a talented group of players at its instructional league. One of the system's biggest breakouts belonged to infielder Curtis Mead, who hit at each of his three stops (including a cameo in Triple-A) and in doing so was a part of three championships. Mead, who was acquired from the Phillies for lefthander Cristopher Sanchez, hit .321 (second best in the system) in his first year in full-season ball.

The only man who bested Mead was infielder Jonathan Aranda, who put up a .330 average with Double-A Montgomery. But that's not all. Aranda's on-base (.418) and slugging (.543) numbers were also tops in the system. He is among a host of talented upper-level players whom the Rays need to add to the 40-man roster this offseason in order to shield them from the Rule 5 draft.

At the lower levels, pay attention to infielder Willy Vasquez, whose .288 average was the third best in the Florida Complex League. His .382 on-base percentage was seventh on the circuit.

PlayerPositionAge
Conor AngelRHP21
Alex AyalaLHP19
Nick BitskoRHP19
Neraldo CatalinaRHP21
Christian FernandezRHP21
JJ GossRHP20
Jeffrey HakansonRHP23
Fernando MeloLHP21
Ben PeoplesRHP20
Caleb SampenRHP25
Brayden TheriotRHP24
Daiveyon WhittleRHP21
Nathan WilesRHP23
Roberto AlvarezC22
Michael BerglundC24
Logan DriscollC23
Matt DyerC23
Mario FernandezC21
Blake HuntC22
Luis LeonC23
Kenny PiperC23
Ford ProctorC24
Jonathan ArandaINF23
Osleivis BasabeINF21
Freddvil ChevezINF21
Evan EdwardsINF24
Xavier EdwardsINF22
Tyler FrankINF24
Tristan GrayINF25
Jim HaleyINF26
Greg JonesINF23
Cooper KinneyINF18
Johan LopezINF21
Kyle ManzardoINF21
Jelfry MarteINF20
Pedro MartinezINF20
Miles MastrobuoniINF25
Curtis MeadINF20
Dillon PaulsonINF24
Alejandro PieINF19
Abiezel RamirezINF21
Bobby SeymourINF22
Ryan SpikesINF18
Gionti TurnerINF21
Willy VasquezINF20
Alika WilliamsINF22
Carson WilliamsINF18
Brett WiselyINF22
Hill AlexanderOF25
Logan AllenOF23
Mason AuerOF20
Dru BakerOF21
Beau BrundageOF24
Daiwer CastellanosOF21
Estanli CastilloOF19
Michael GigliottiOF25
Heriberto HernandezOF21
Garrett HiottOF24
Zach HuffinsOF22
Niko HulsizerOF24
Diego InfanteOF21
Christian JohnsonOF20
Oneill ManzuetaOF20
Patrick MerinoOF23
Alexander OvallesOF21
Jordan QsarOF25
Shane SasakiOF21
Nick SchnellOF21
Michael SmithOF24
Grant WitherspoonOF25
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