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2023 DRaysBay Group Prospect Checklist No. 11

Earlier Winner

LHP Mason Montgomery (6’2” 195, 23in 2023)

Mason Montgomery was the Rays sixth spherical decide within the 2021 draft out of Texas Tech. In his first full skilled season he hung out cut up between A+ and AA. I’ve posted a 2.10 ERA/3.11 FIP over 124.0 innings. I’ve posted a 34.2% strikeout charge and eight.6% stroll charge. His finest pitch from him is a plus-plus changeup that he makes use of of a low 90s (90-94 mph) fastball.

2023 DRaysBay Group Prospect Checklist

rating gamers votes Complete proportion final season
rating gamers votes Complete proportion final season
one Curtis Mead 9 27 33.3% 5
2 shane baz 12 25 48.0% one
3 Taj Bradley 18 29 62.1% 4
4 Kyle Manzardo 19 29 65.5% 30
5 carson williams 18 24 75% eleven
6 Mason Auer 8 28 28.6% NR
7 Junior Walker eleven 24 45.8% 26
8 Cole Willcox 14 28 fifty% 14
9 Jonathan Aranda 12 26 46.2% 13
10 Mason Montgomery twenty 27 74.1% NR

2023 DRaysBay Group Prospect Checklist

Mason Montgomery (20 votes) ran away with the tenth spot within the rankings forward of Osleivis Basabe (4 votes), Carlos Colmenarez (2 votes), and Rene Pinto (1 vote).


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IM Osleivis Basabe (6’1” 188, 22 in 2023)

Osleivis Basabe was acquired by the Rays within the Nate Lowe commerce with the Texas Rangers. Basabe spent the 2022 season cut up between A+ and AA. He mixed to hit .324/.385/.462 and put up a 129 wRC+ over 495 plate appearances. I’ve posted a 8.1% stroll charge and 11.9% strikeout charge. He cut up time at second base, shortstop, and third base. He was added to the 40 man to guard from the Rule 5 draft this winter.

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

Carlos Colmenarez got here off his first yr stateside taking part in within the Florida Complicated League posting a .254/.379/.381 line nd 120 wRC+. He put up a 11.1% stroll charge and 26.8% strikeout charge. He hit one homer and stole 13 bases in 153 plate appearances. He is anticipated to remain at shortstop as he matures and be capable to enhance sport energy.

1B Xavier Isaac (6’4” 240, 19in 2023)

Xavier Isaac was the Rays first spherical decide (twenty ninth total) in final yr’s draft. He solely performed in 5 video games within the Florida Complicated League after being signed. He struck out thrice (14.3%) and walked twice (9.5%) on the best way to hitting .211/.286/.368 in 21 plate appearances. He is restricted to first base however it is going to be attention-grabbing to see how the ability interprets in his first full skilled season.

OF Brock Jones (6’0” 197, 22 in 2023)

Brock Jones was the Rays second spherical decide (sixty fifth total) in final yr’s draft out of Stanford College. Jones was capable of play 19 video games cut up between the Florida Complicated League and A ball after signing. He hit .265/.407/.529 and put up a 156 wRC+ in leagues he was means overqualified for. He posted a powerful 19.8% stroll charge but it surely did include a 31.4% strikeout charge.

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

Kameron Misner was acquired from the Miami Marlins in final winter’s commerce for Joey Wendle. In AA he hit .251/.384/.431 and put up a 120 wRC+. He put up a 16.9% stroll charge and 30.4% strikeout charge whereas hitting 16 homers and stealing 32 bases. The rationale for warning are his excessive strikeout charge and superior age for the extent.

C Rene Pinto (5’10” 195, 26in 2023)

Rene Pinto made his MLB debut in 2022 for the Rays. Pinto hit .213/.241/.325 and put up a 64 wRC+ in 83 plate appearances. He not often walked (2.4%) and struck out so much (42.2%) which led to his low OBP. The strikeout charge must be decrease, however he does hit for energy. Most significantly he confirmed effectively defensively behind the plate, so he’ll discover an MLB position even when it maxes out in a again up position.

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

Willy Vasquez had a stable displaying in his first yr 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% stroll charge and 25.6% strikeout charge. He confirmed good energy for the age however he might want to make extra contact as he advances.

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