Prospect Progress Report for the Tampa Bay Rays - 2022 Year in Review

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  1. Sharkman37

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    Mar 20, 2012

    2022 Pre-Spring Training/EOY Farm system Ranking: 9/2

    Prospects to Play for Tampa Bay in 2022:
    Jason Austin, Thomas Fields, Luis Pena, Edigio Zambaco, Manuel Ramos
    Zambaco fell flat on his face in April and the 2 star prospect spent the rest of the year playing lukewarm ball in AAA. Ramos came up in August and was the Player of the Month before cooling off in September to SLASH LINE.
    Fields got the end of year cup of coffee and will be battling for the 4th OF spot in 2023 and Austin was the all field, no-hit SS that Rule 5 pick that sat on the roster and provided a 'robust' .188 batting average while playing above average defense.

    When you look at the overall stat line, it is hard to say that Pena and his 6.08 ERA was the biggest success for the Rays. However, if you look deeper, you will see a tale of two halves for him. After a misguided attempt to try Pena out in the rotation failed, he was sent back down to close and dominated AAA. He was returned to the Rays in July and minus 2 bad outings, was lights out in a set up role.

    System Successes:
    - Scott McCall first full year in A-Ball, he led Charlotte with a 9-4 record in 19 starts with a 2.20 ERA, 129/35 K/W and a 1.09 WHIP
    - Another success would Single A fireballer and 2021 5th rd draft pick, Tristan Halmer. His 100 MPH heater helped Bowling Green to the tune of a 6-2 record, 2.34 ERA, a .275 BABIP, and a 1.07 WHIP. The Rays are trying to stretch him out as a starter but unless he develops his changeup, he will be a nice 2 pitch set-up man. Not bad for a 5th rd pick.

    System Disappointments:
    - 2021 2nd rd pick, CL Angelo Torres was absolutly brutal last year. He had major regression in movement and control and coughed up an almost 5.00 ERA for short season Hudson Valley.
    - 2021 3rd rd pick out of Texas A&M, SS - Craig Brown has yet to get untracked during his 1 1/2 years in the minors. Last year in A-Ball he had an underwhelming slash .228/.331/.427 and for a guy with his defensive pedigree, owned a negative zone rating in the field.
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