Tampa Bay Rays 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis

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ROSTER (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include all moves through Aug. 30).

Jose Alvarado
Nick Anderson
Anthony Banda
Shane Baz
Jalen Beeks
Diego Castillo
Yonny Chirinos
John Curtiss
Oliver Drake
Dietrich Enns
Peter Fairbanks
Josh Fleming
Edgar Garcia
Sean Gilmartin
Tyler Glasnow
Brent Honeywell
Andrew Kittredge
Aaron Loup
Shane McClanahan
Brendan McKay
Sam McWilliams
Charlie Morton
Colin Poche
Trevor Richards
Chaz Roe
Joe Ryan
Ryan Sherriff
Aaron Slegers
Blake Snell
D.J. Snelten
Ryan Thompson
Ryan Yarbrough
Ronaldo Hernandez
Michael Perez
Rene Pinto
Kevan Smith
Brett Sullivan
Mike Zunino
Willy Adames
Mike Brosseau
Vidal Brujan
Ji-Man Choi
Yandy Diaz
Xavier Edwards
Wander Franco
Brandon Lowe
Nate Lowe
Brian O’Grady
Kevin Padlo
Esteban Quiroz
Taylor Walls
Joey Wendle
Randy Arozarena
Dylan Cozens
Kevin Kiermaier
Josh Lowe
Manuel Margot
Austin Meadows
Brett Phillips
Hunter Renfroe
Yoshi Tsutsugo

The only player among the Rays’ Top 10 prospects not included on the team’s player pool is this year’s first-round pick, RHP Nick Bitsko. Considering Bitsko is even younger than the average high school draftee, it makes sense for a team with playoff-aspirations to exclude him from its 60-player pool. 

Other members of Tampa Bay’s midseason Top 30 include OF Josh Lowe (No. 11), OF Randy Arozarena (No. 13), 3B Kevin Padlo (No. 18), RHP Brent Honeywell (No. 19) and INF Taylor Walls (No. 22). RHP Peter Fairbanks ranked No. 26 at midseason but has since graduated from prospect consideration.

There have been quite a few comings and goings for the Rays. The team acquired OF Brett Phillips from the Royals in exchange for infield prospect Lucius Fox, and also sent Jose Martinez to the Cubs in exchange for a pair of players to be named later. Honeywell was initially excluded from the 60-man player pool while rehabbing, but has since joined the group at the team’s spring training site in Port Charlotte, Fla. The team has also lost multiple pitchers—Brendan McKay, Andrew Kittredge, Yonny Chirinos and Jalen Beeks among them—to major injuries.

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