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Rays Minor League Interviews by John Gregg of Rays Digest.com

March 9, 2012
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As the Rays have grown in prominence in the AL East, their blogosphere has also vastly grown in size and expertise. Only a few years ago, there were but a hand full of Rays blogs. Now there are quite a few covering all aspects of the Rays organization, from the big league club to the low minors. One of these new Rays blogs is Rays Digest.com, edited by John Gregg. Since starting Rays Digest,...

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Prospect A-Z Day 16: Matt Purke

December 20, 2011
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Outfielder Oscar Taveras was the subject of yesterday's Prospect A-Z. His breakout season helps strengthening a Cardinals farm system that's starting to look much stronger compared to recent seasons. That being said, everyone saw a number of homegrown players chip in contributions to their World Series run, and sometimes it's hard to argue with results. With Albert Pujols signing elsewhere, St. Louis will need to look to its farm system to fill the void,...

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Prospect A-Z Day 15: Oscar Taveras

December 19, 2011
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Yesterday, Prospect A-Z returned with Washington catcher Derek Norris. He has the power and defensive skills to potentially be an All-Star, but he needs to improve his batting average. He'll be competing for true three outcome titles in the majors with his patience and also penchant of striking out. Wilson Ramos established himself as a solid starter behind the plate for Washington, but Norris could eventually surpass him. He could be a key piece...

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Prospect A-Z Day 14: Derek Norris

December 12, 2011
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A to Z

Prospect A-Z takes a back seat to the book any day, so hopefully no one missed it too much. As a refresher, the last entry was about future Rays ace Matt Moore. After dazzling minor leaguers and prospect watchers from April through August, he was promoted by the Rays to help out in the bullpen, but he eventually worked his way into the rotation and became Tampa Bay's game one starter in the playoffs....

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Prospect A-Z Day 9: Jose Iglesias

November 28, 2011
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A to Z

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. The short week wrapped up with Washington lefty Bryan Harper. It was a poor attempt at baseball humor because obviously his brother is the real prospect, not Bryan. Most of the post focused on a couple other things: the Harper brothers' teammates at the College of Southern Nevada in 2010 and other teams that have drafted or acquired brothers of their highly paid draft picks. It's...

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Prospect A-Z Day 6: Nick Franklin

November 21, 2011
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The first week of Prospect A-Z wrapped up on Friday with Edwar Cabrera, MILB's strikeout leader in 2011. He doesn't have the top of the rotation stuff like previous leader Matt Moore does, but his great changeup allowed him to dominate A-ball this year. That's not to say he doesn't have ML potential, but at his best he'll be pitching at the back of a rotation and not the front. AA will be a...

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Prospect A-Z Day 1: Nolan Arenado

November 14, 2011
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A to Z

Over at Rays Prospects, the great staff will soon be wrapping up a great offseason feature, Prospect A to Z. Every day, one writer covers a prospect for each letter. For example, Chris Archer was the representative for A. It's a great opportunity to talk about some different players, so I'll be ripping off their idea and doing it leaguewide. They're not necessarily the best prospect for each letter, just a guy I preferred...

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Now Pitching For The Philadelphia Phillies…

October 6, 2011
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Joe Savery

Joe Savery. I had this posted at Philly Sports Central last week, but I thought this audience would like to see it too. Savery is an intriguing player and to me, unfortunately only came in 7th place on our relief pitcher of the year ballot last week. May 23rd, 2011. This was a great day for the Phillies. Chase Utley made his return to the lineup after missing nearly two months with a knee...

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2011 Arizona Fall League Rosters

August 30, 2011
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The Arizona Fall League rosters were announced today. I'm trying to figure out what's more unfair: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout in the same outfield for Scottsdale or prospects from two of the best organizations in the game, Kansas City and Tampa Bay, joining forces in Surprise. We'll be looking forward to on-scene reports from Tamara over the next couple months, but for now, here are the links to the rosters the league's six...

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Grant Desme Retires…

January 22, 2010
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Grant Desme Retires…

Yeah, you haven't seen a post from any of us for a good three weeks. But that's just because we're living in the slow time for minor league baseball. The 6 year free agents of note have all been picked up. But then came news from top propsect and one of the BLB Player of the Year finalists. Grant Desme. Desme, seen here in his come hither pose, was having himself a tremendous 2009....

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Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield Blaze
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Pace: 159 stolen bases in 133 games

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