BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

2021 Tampa Bay Rays Top MLB Prospects



CLICK HERE TO SEE TAMPA BAY'S TOP 10 2021 PROSPECTS

By J.J. Cooper

They ended 2020 two wins away from a World Series championship. So where do the Tampa Bay Rays go from here?

Having the top-ranked farm system in baseball certainly helps.

Today we unveil the Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 entering 2021, an enticing mix of high-profile names at the top and hard-throwing righthanded arms.

We will chat Rays prospects at 2 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.

Catcher: Ronaldo Hernandez (26)
First Base: Yandy Diaz (32)
Second Base: Vidal Brujan (26)
Third Base: Wander Franco (23)
Shortstop: Willy Adames (28)
Left Field: Randy Arozarena (29)
Center Field: Manuel Margot (29)
Right Field: Austin Meadows (29)
Designated Hitter: Brandon Lowe (29)

No. 1 Starter: Blake Snell (31)
No. 2 Starter: Tyler Glasnow (30)
No. 3 Starter: Shane McClanahan (27)
No. 4 Starter: Brendan McKay (28)
No. 5 Starter: Ryan Yarbrough (32)
Closer: Diego Castillo (30)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Tampa Bay's Top 10, click here

Best Hitter for Average: Wander Franco
Best Power Hitter: Moises Gomez
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Wander Franco
Fastest Baserunner: Vidal Brujan
Best Athlete: Greg Jones
Best Fastball: Shane Baz
Best Curveball: Shane McClanahan
Best Slider: Shane Baz
Best Changeup: Josh Fleming
Best Control: Brendan McKay
Best Defensive Catcher: Chris Betts
Best Defensive Infielder: Taylor Walls
Best Infield Arm: Taylor Walls
Best Defensive Outfielder: Josh Lowe
Best Outfield Arm: Josh Lowe

CLICK HERE TO SEE TAMPA BAY'S TOP 10 2021 PROSPECTS

Adley Rutschman Cover

2021 MLB Top Prospects For Every Team

Baseball America's annual midseason Top 30 prospects rankings update is here.

Are you a member?

In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. 

Login or sign up  


Additionally, you can subscribe to Baseball America's newsletter and receive all of our rankings, analysis, prospect insight & more delivered to your inbox every day. Click here to get started. 

of Free Stories Remaining