2013 Tampa Bay Rays Consensus Top 28 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

One list was published much earlier in the offseason before the Rays acquired Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard. To account for this, I took each prospect’s average ranking from the other lists and inserted them into the list that missed them. All other prospects behind them were bumped down one ranking. Montgomery and Leonard were not ranked on all of the lists that were published after the trade, so I did not rank them on the one that missed them.

You can also view the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

The “Change” column describes how the prospect’s status changed from 2012. A positive number means the prospect moved up in the list, while a negative number means he moved down. A prospect’s name is green if he is new to the organization this year.

Rank Player Total Change
1 Wil Myers 220 James Shields Trade
2 Taylor Guerrieri 202 1
3 Chris Archer 199 1
4 Jake Odorizzi 183 James Shields Trade
5 Hak-Ju Lee 180 -3
6 Richie Shaffer 155 1st Rd Draft
7 Alex Colome 148 1
8 Blake Snell 126 11
9 Drew Vettleson 101 0
10 Enny Romero 99 -4
11 Mikie Mahtook 73 -5
12 Felipe Rivero 60 6
13 Tim Beckham 58 -3
14 Mike Montgomery 50 James Shields Trade
15 Jeffrey Ames 48 15
16 Jake Hager 40 0
17 Tyler Goeddel 21 0
18 Alex Torres 14 -13
19 Derek Dietrich 10 -5
20 Oscar Hernandez 9 1
21 Todd Glaesman 7
21 Jose Castillo 7 Venezuelan IFA
23 Josh Sale 6 -9
24 Parker Markel 5 -11
25 Brandon Martin 4 5
26 Jesse Hahn 3
27 Ryan Brett 1 -15
27 Patrick Leonard 1 James Shields Trade

Here is a spreadsheet that contains all of the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays prospect rankings in one place.

2012 Prospects Not on 2013 List

Graduated:
Matt Moore, #1

Traded:
Tyler Bortnick, #21 – to the Diamondbacks for Ryan Roberts

Dropped Off:
Brandon Guyer, #11
Jake Thompson, #20
Johnny Eierman, #21
James Harris, #24
Kes Carter, #25
Luke Bailey, #25
Wilking Rodriguez, #27
Granden Goetzman, #28
Justin O’Conner, #29
Lenny Linsky, #32
Nick Barnese, #32

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