Rays Top 10 Prospects As Ranked By ESPN.COM’s Keith Law
In the last few days ESPN.com Insider Keith Law (Link $ REQ’d) has released his Organizational Minor League Rankings , Top 100 Prospects, and Top 10 Organization Prospects.
The Rays Minor League System ranked 23rd in Major League Baseball and three of their prospects appeared on his Top 100 List. Pitcher Taylor Guerrieri checked in at #66, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee (79th), and catcher Nick Ciuffo (95th).
Law’s complete list:
- Taylor Guerrieri – RHP
- Hak-Ju Lee – SS
- Nick Ciuffo – C
- Alex Colome – RHP
- Enny Romero – LHP
- Ryan Stanek – LHP
- Jake Odorizzi – RHP
- Drew Vettleson – RF
- Oscar Hernandez – C
- Jose Mujica – RHP
Ryan Stanek (has yet to pitch for Rays) was the Rays second pick of the first round of the 2013 draft (#29 overall) and is expected to miss the first half of the season after having hip surgery.
Oscar Hernandez was named 2011 Venezuelan Summer League MVP after winning the Triple Crown and setting VSL records in all three categories. He will turn just 21 years old in July and will most likely begin the season with the Rays A affiliate Bowling Green.
Jose Mujica is Law’s sleeper and will turn 18 years old in June. Last year in 12 games for the Rays Rookie League team making 5 starts going 3-2 with a 3.09 ERA.
Drew Vettleson spent the 2013 season with the Rays High-A affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs posting a triple slash line of .274/.331/.388.