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)
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