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Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Pitching

We take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ players who led the team in all sorts of pitching statistics in 2019. This is pretty straight forward as we take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays pitching statistics from their 96-win season. We’ll list the leaders in your traditional stats and we might get […] Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Pitching - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Scott Grauer

2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 14

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The organization’s top breakout pitcher from 2019 is the latest player selected for the list.

Previous winner

RHP Joe Ryan (6’1 185, 24 in 2020)

2019 statistics with Class-A Bowling Green, Class A-Advanced Charlotte, and Double-A Montgomery: 123 2?3 IP, 1.96 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 5.6 BB%, 38.0 K%

Ryan came out of nowhere in 2019 and was one of the best pitchers in minor league baseball. He leans heavily on a fastball that batters have a...

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Scott Grauer

Rays prospects and winter leagues: Hulsizer smashes competition

Niko Hulsizer slides into second base in a photo from 2018 | Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a long slump, Niko Hulsizer dominated over the weekend in Australia.

I decided to move every player in the Caribbean leagues to the finished section. I think all the leagues are in the postseason now, and the stats are too hard to track at that point.

There was some Twitter buzz Saturday when Rob Friedman tweeted a brief clip of Brent Honeywell throwing at Tropicana...

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Brent Honeywell throwing baseballs at the “Trop”

The Tampa Bay Rays’ long-hyped pitching prospect is back on the field and throwing a baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays’ Brent Honeywell was ranked as the 11th best prospect heading into the 2018 season by Baseball Prospectus. Brent Honeywell was working his way back from a Tommy John surgery that cost him the entire 2018 […] Tampa Bay Rays: Brent Honeywell throwing baseballs at the “Trop” - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Players believe Astros used buzzer system

The Tampa Bay Rays clashed with the Houston Astros in last year’s ALDS. With the last week throwing the baseball world out of orbit, it seems even more information is percolating. Last week the Houston Astros’ (who eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 ALDS) manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended […] Tampa Bay Rays: Players believe Astros used buzzer system - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brendan McKay listed as MLB’s third best LHP prospect

MLB.com recently published a list of the top ten left-handed pitching prospects. The Tampa Bay Rays claimed the number three spot. The Tampa Bay Rays‘ deep farm system rears its head again! Jonathon Mayo of MLB.com published an article ranking the top ten left-handed pitching prospects in all of baseball. The ranking is as follows: […] Tampa Bay Rays: Brendan McKay listed as MLB’s third best LHP prospect - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News,...

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Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Offense

We take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ players who led the team in all sorts of categories with the bat in 2019. This is pretty straight forward as we take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays offensive statistics from their 96-win season. We’ll list the leaders in your traditional stats and we […] Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Offense - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Simple Solution to Sign Stealing

The Tampa Bay Rays have been victimized (like many other teams) by the cheating scandal in the past couple of years. We look at a potential modern solution to a modern problem. The Tampa Bay Rays have been cheated. We have a simple solution to the sign-stealing scandal. Modern problems require modern solutions (Dave Chappelle, […] Tampa Bay Rays: Simple Solution to Sign Stealing - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tampa Bay Rays’ career numbers against Yankees’ top 4 starting pitchers

With the Yankees adding the biggest free agent on the market to an already stacked roster, we take a look at how the pitching staff of the biggest threat in the AL East stacks up against the Tampa Bay Rays’ bats. A wise philosopher once said, “in order to be the man, you’ve got to […] Tampa Bay Rays’ career numbers against Yankees’ top 4 starting pitchers - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Adam Sanford

Tampa Bay Rays top offensive performances of the decade

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Baseball is such an amazing game. On any given night, one player can have the game of their career and perform better than anyone else in the sport.

These performance can come from the players you least suspect capable of breaking out, but in the end, it could be that performance that meant the difference between a victory or defeat.

Over the past decade the Rays had many such performances from those that you’d expect, the likes of Evan Longoria and Ben...

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Seven acquisitions since trade with Cardinals

The Tampa Bay Rays have certainly had a busy off-season. They traded a star player and added several key pieces for the 2020 run. We provide a quick rundown of seven players they’ve signed since the big trade with the Cardinals. The Tampa Bay Rays have had a busy off-season between 2019 and 2020. It […] Tampa Bay Rays: Seven acquisitions since trade with Cardinals - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rays of Light: Simple Solution to Sign-Stealing Scandal

The Tampa Bay Rays have been victimized (like many other teams) by the cheating scandal in the past couple of years. We look at a potential modern solution to a modern problem. The Tampa Bay Rays have been cheated. We have a simple solution to the sign-stealing scandal. Modern problems require modern solutions (Dave Chappelle, Chappelle […] Rays of Light: Simple Solution to Sign-Stealing Scandal - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Darby Robinson

View from the Catwalks: BUZZ! - Or, how Altuve started worrying, and learned to hate going topless on the field

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Man, if I had a nickle for everytime I wrote this headline. . .

Wild Day in Baseball

We had this doozy of an awful take (rightly dunked on by many members of the baseball world):

“To go public with it and call them out and start all of this, it’s hard to swallow.”

-@jessmendoza on former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers revealing the Astros sign-stealing scheme. pic.twitter.com/LSQY6B0dSC

— Golic and Wingo (@GolicAndWingo) January 16, 2020

Then the day...

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2020 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 13

Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The first 2019 draft pick reached the list. Previous winner SS Greg Jones (S/R, 6’2 175, 22 in 2020) 2019 statistics with short-season Hudson Valley: 218 PA, .335/.413/.461, 19/27 SB, 18 XBH, 10.1 BB%, 25.7 K% Jones may have been considered raw coming out of UNC Wilmington, but he got his pro career off to a great start. He was third in the New York-Penn League in average, second in on-base percentage, and seventh in slugging...

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It’s OK to be angry about cheating

Cheat-gate ’20 has revealed the Tampa Bay Rays have likely been extremely impacted by the cheating cheaters of the American League. As more and more details of the ridiculous cheating schemes roll out, Tampa Bay Rays’ fans feel more and more cheated as we go. Let’s run through what we know and why it’s okay […] Tampa Bay Rays: It’s OK to be angry about cheating - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Reality of Kevin Kiermaier’s Bat

The Tampa Bay Rays possess a generational-talent in centerfield. While many wish he could show more with his bat, is it good enough? In what ballparks and situations does he excel? We take a look. We recently documented Tampa Bay Rays’ defensive wizard, Kevin Kiermaier‘s excellence in centerfield in a comparison article with Jackie Bradley […] Tampa Bay Rays: Reality of Kevin Kiermaier’s Bat - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Kevin Kiermaier > Jackie Bradley Jr.

Comparing Tampa Bay Rays center fielder with the Boston Red Sox center fielder. The Tampa Bay Rays have one of the best defenders in baseball over the past few seasons. Kevin Kiermaier is known for having one of the best gloves around. The division rival Boston Red Sox claim to have one of the best […] Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Kiermaier > Jackie Bradley Jr. - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ring Around Arozarena – Getting on Base

Reviewing the “other guy” in the Tampa Bay Rays’ exchange with the St. Louis Cardinals. We will look at each tool in his belt, today we look at his ability to get on base. We previously reviewed the speed and power aspects of his game in the following articles: Speed Power Last Thursday, the Tampa […] Tampa Bay Rays: Ring Around Arozarena – Getting on Base - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jose Martinez has “better opportunity” with Tampa Bay Rays

One of the Tampa Bay Rays’ newest additions appeared on the MLB Network to discuss his excitement about the upcoming 2020 season in St. Pete. The Tampa Bay Rays recently traded top pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore to the St. Louis Cardinals for two right-handed bats. One of those bats will have an immediate impact on […] Jose Martinez has “better opportunity” with Tampa Bay Rays - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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John Ford

View from the Catwalks: More fallout for cheaters

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Glasnow chats on Sirius, and more fallout from the cheating cheaters who cheated

Not much in Rays news:

The Dodgers designate former Ray Casey Sadler to clear space for Alex Wood. Sadler at least maintained his sense of humor.

On a lighter note... I won’t be needing this ticket anymore. https://t.co/rt1FQ0QDAk

— Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared) January 16, 2020 The Rays announced game times for 2020 Spring Training. Tickets go on sale...

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