Mitch Lukevics Explains Rays Winter Development Program

Mitch Lukevics Talks About Rays Winter Development Program

Mitch Lukevics is the Rays Director of Minor League Operations and will be beginning his 40th season in pro baseball this season. It will mark his 19th season with the Rays. Two years ago Minor League Baseball awarded him the prestigious Sheldon “Chief” Bender award, presented to a baseball executive with distinguished service who has been instrumental in player development.

Who else has a better resume than Lukevics to explain the purpose of the Rays Winter Development Program.

I am a fan of all sports but am most passionate about baseball. From the fanatical to analytical, nothing about the game escapes me. Being born and raised in Northeast Ohio I'm very familiar with the heartache and pain that sports can bring and hope that I bring some understanding of the other side to my coverage. I will focus mostly on baseball but also cover the Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the most electric franchises in all of sports. Always willing to converse about any sport and have only one rule and that is be respectful at all times.