With the 2012 MLB draft well under way, it might be good to look at top prospects in the Rays’ minor league system, and where they came from. And the numbers are in: out of the Top 20 Prospects in the organization, per MLB.com, fourteen are draft picks, and four more are free agent signings. Only two are originally from the outside of the organization, and both came via trade.
In checking two other sources for the top ten Rays’ minor league prospects, all ten names that came up were on the list of MLB’s Top 20, with the exception of Matt Moore, who was listed as a prospect. The point is, the rating sources see things pretty much the same way, and Tampa Bay has this draft thing figured out pretty well. » Continue reading “Rays Go With Shaffer & Speed At Top Of Their Draft”