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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 17

Brailer Guerrero takes home the 16th spot.

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OF Brailer Guerrero (6’2” 190, 16 in 2023)

The Rays recently signed Brailer Guerrero as one of the better prospects in the International Free Agent market giving him a $3.7MM bonus. Guerrero is large for his age and is renown or his bat. His power is his calling card.

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Brailer Guerrero (8 votes) won a close race against Rene Pinto (7 votes) and Xavier Isaac (6 votes) while Shane Sasaki...

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Daniel Russell

Rays announce $10 tickets, promotional schedule

$10 tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday

he Tampa Bay Rays have announced that $10 tickets will be available for all 2023 regular-season home games in the Rays Party Deck and select lower level seating areas.

$10 tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m., while single-game tickets for all other seating areas remain on sale now. $10 tickets will be available in the MLB Ballpark app and at RaysBaseball.com while supplies last...

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ESPN 2023 Top-100 Prospects includes 5 Rays

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ESPN’s to prospects list dropped last week, and is behind a paywall, but has the consensus names you’ve come to expect by now.

McDaniel offers much of his value to the greater blogosphere in his extended writing and answers to follow-up questions, as you might remember from the FanGraphs days, but when it comes to the top-100 this is a rather quick write up for his standards.

Here’s his top Rays prospects from the...

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We owe it to former Gas Plant District residents to get this right

Gas Plant district before Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg Museum of History

St. Pete gets a do-over, redeveloping the Tropicana Field area

The selection of the Rays/Hines group for the redevelopment of the land encompassing Tropicana Field opens the door for the Tampa Bay-bred ball club to stay in the area for generations to come.

However, this is not the first time that the neighborhood known as the Gas Plant District has been the epicenter of baseball in Tampa Bay.

To build the...

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Open Thread: Spring Training begins in one week

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Is the Rays roster set?

After openly declaring they were in search of more offense this offseason, the Tampa Bay Rays have not made one move to address that need.

Instead, they have signed a pitcher, Zach Eflin, to the largest free agent contract in franchise history and locked up several other players (Yandy Diaz, Jeffrey Springs, and Pete Fairbanks) on the roster to contract extensions.

Currently, the Rays are set to go to arbitration hearings...

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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 16

Willy Vasquez takes home the number 15 spot.

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SS/3B Willy Vasquez (6’0” 191, 21 in 2023)

Willy Vasquez had a solid showing in his first year in full season ball. He hit .256/.313/.410 and put up a 99 wRC+ in A ball. He hit 10 homers and stole 25 bases. He put up a 7.3% walk rate and 25.6% strikeout rate. He showed good power for the age but will need to make more contact as he advances.

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Willy Vasquez (7 votes) beats out Rene Pinto (6...

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Rays, RP Jason Adam discussing multi-year deal

Adam is one of seven Rays players who couldn’t reach an agreement with the team before the filing deadline.

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Rays extend Yandy Diaz through 2025, with an option for 2026

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The Rays have their big bat of the future... and it’s someone who was here all along.

he Tampa Bay Rays have signed infielder Yandy Díaz to a three-year, $24 million contract through the 2025 season, including a $12 million club option for the 2026 season.

The surprise extension is the third player among the seven that were facing arbitrations in February to receive a contract extension, and the only one on the position player side. And the surprise...

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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 15

Brock Jones takes the 14th spot.

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OF Brock Jones (6’0” 197, 22 in 2023)

Brock Jones was the Rays second round pick (65th overall) in last year’s draft out of Stanford University. Jones was able to play 19 games split between the Florida Complex League and A ball after signing. He hit .265/.407/.529 and put up a 156 wRC+ in leagues he was way overqualified for. He posted a strong 19.8% walk rate but it did come with a 31.4% strikeout rate.

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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 14

Kameron Misner is the Rays 13th prospect.

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OF Kameron Misner (6’4” 218, 25 in 2023)

Kameron Misner was acquired from the Miami Marlins in last winter’s trade for Joey Wendle. In AA he hit .251/.384/.431 and put up a 120 wRC+. He put up a 16.9% walk rate and 30.4% strikeout rate while hitting 16 homers and stealing 32 bases. The reason for caution are his high strikeout rate and advanced age for the level.

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Mayor back Rays' stadium plan, but hurdles remain

Mayor Ken Welch chose a design from the MLB team and development firm Hines out of four options presented to the city, but significant hurdles remain before the team and city commit to a new ballpark.

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Mayor Backs Rays’ Stadium Plan, But Hurdles Remain

St. Petersburg’s mayor endorsed the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposal for a new ballpark — but that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Mayor Ken Welch chose a design from the MLB team and development firm Hines out of four options presented to the city, but significant hurdles remain before the team and city commit to a new ballpark.

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Rays proposed stadium plan receives support from St. Petersburg mayor

St. Petersburg mayor Ken Welch announced Monday morning he’s selected the Rays’ proposed plan for redevelopment of St. Petersburg’s Gas Lamp District.

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St. Petersburg to follow Rays' plan for new stadium

The first box was checked Monday in keeping the Tampa Bay Rays right where they have been -- in St. Petersburg, Fla., on a redeveloped 86-acre plot. Mayor Ken Welch announced that the city has chosen the Rays' vision for a new stadium and all 86 acres, a project that's estimated to cost more than $6 billion over the next 20-plus years.

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Rays/Hines selected to redevelop Tropicana Field location

Hines & Tampa Bay Rays Named as Master Developer for a Better Path Forward with Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment 

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch has selected the Tampa Bay Rays led redevelopment bid for the land surrounding Tropicana Field.

As a consequence, the Rays plan for a new stadium in the somewhat isolated city within the greater Tampa Bay area has been selected, clearing the way for the Rays to stay in their current stadium location.

Tropicana Field sits on a...

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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 13

Carlos Colmenarez takes home the number 12 spot.

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SS Carlos Colmenarez (5’10” 170, 19 in 2023)

Carlos Colmenarez came off his first year stateside playing in the Florida Complex League posting a .254/.379/.381 linea nd 120 wRC+. He put up a 11.1% walk rate and 26.8% strikeout rate. He hit one homer and stole 13 bases in 153 plate appearances. He’s expected to stay at shortstop as he matures and be able to improve game power.

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Rays closing in on contract extension with Yandy Diaz

For Diaz, the new contract locks in some long-term security and the first major payday for a player who turned 31 last August.

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Reports: Rays finalizing extension for 3B Yandy Diaz

The Tampa Bay Rays are finalizing a three-year, $24 million contract extension with third baseman Yandy Diaz, multiple outlets reported Saturday. The deal reportedly includes a club option for a fourth season in 2026.

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Rays sign RHP Pete Fairbanks to 3-year extension

The Tampa Bay Rays announced a three-year extension with a club option on a fourth season for right-handed reliever Pete Fairbanks on Friday. The club did not announce financial terms, but reports put the deal at $12 million, at least, including a $1 million buyout on the fourth season.

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Rays sign RHP Pete Fairbanks to a 3-year extension

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This pleases both Pete and the Rays

The Rays continue to work towards both rewarding and securing their core players. Pete Fairbanks and the Rays today agreed to a 3-year contract extension, with a club option for a 4th year.

Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a three-year, $12 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN. Deal includes a fourth-year club option and comes off a year in which Fairbanks finished with 22...

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