Saturday, February 06, 2010

Eight of Rays' top 30 projected for Biscuits

Baseball America's Prospect Handbook -- its removal from the mailbox a Punxsutawney Phil-like sign of spring -- projects that eight of Tampa Bay's top 30 prospects will start the season with the Biscuits.

Three are expected to open the season in the majors, two with Durham, six in Charlotte (not including a 31st prospect BA gives to those who order directly from them) and five in Bowling Green.

1. CF Desmond Jennings, Durham
2. RHP Jeremy Hellickson, Durham
3. RHP Wade Davis, Tampa Bay
4. LHP Matt Moore, Charlotte
5. SS Reid Brignac, Tampa Bay

6. SS Tim Beckham, Charlotte
7. RHP Alex Colome, Bowling Green
8. LHP Jake McGee, Fungumree
9. LHP Alex Torres, Fungumree
10. RHP Nick Barnese, Charlotte

11. LHP Kyle Lobstein, Bowling Green
12. C Luke Bailey, short-season
13. RHP Joe Cruz, Charlotte
14. OF Ty Morrison, Bowling Green
15. OF Fernando Perez, Tampa Bay

16. OF Todd Glaesmann, Princeton
17. RHP Wilking Rodriguez, maybe Bowling Green
18. SS Shawn O'Malley, Fungumree
19. 1B Jeff Malm, short-season
20. RHP Albert Suarez, recovering from Tommy John

21. RHP Alex Cobb, Fungumree
22. OF Cody Rogers, Hudson Valley with Bowling Green possible
23. LHP David Newmann, Fungumree
24. 3B Matt Sweeney, Fungumree
25. RHP Jason McEachern, Bowling Green

26. LHP Frank De Los Santos, Charlotte
27. RHP Aneury Rodriguez, Fungumree
28. RHP Matt Gorgen, Fungumree
29. C Jake Jefferies, Charlotte
30. LHP Kevin James, Princeton/GCL Rays
31. OF K.D. Kang, Charlotte

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