Tampa Bay Rays 2012 Top 50 Prospects (Final)

Just in time for the start of the 2012 season, here are our final rankings of the top prospects in the Rays farm system. This final list reflects changes from our preliminary list (that was released during the off-season for subscribers only) based on first-hand scouting done during spring training, 2012 team assignment and conversations with scouts and player development people.

Each player is listed with his 2012 Opening Day team assignment.


1) LHP Matthew Moore Tampa Bay
2) SS Hak-Ju Lee Double-A Montgomery
3) LHP Alex Torres Triple-A Durham
4) RHP Taylor Guerrieri Extended Spring Training
5) LHP Enny Romero High-A Charlotte
6) SS Tim Beckham Triple-A Durham
7) OF Mikie Mahtook High-A Charlotte
8) OF Drew Vettleson Low-A Bowling Green
9) RHP Christopher Archer Triple-A Durham
10) 3B Tyler Goeddel Low-A Bowling Green
11) RHP Alexander Colome Double-A Montgomery
12) OF Brandon Guyer Triple-A Durham
13) 2B Ryan Brett Low-A Bowling Green
14) RHP Parker Markel Low-A Bowling Green
15) 2B Tyler Bortnick Double-A Montgomery
16) SS Jake Hager Low-A Bowling Green
17) SS Derek Dietrich High-A Charlotte
18) LHP Ryan Carpenter Low-A Bowling Green
19) RHP Lenny Linsky Low-A Bowling Green (DL)
20) C/OF Stephen Vogt Tampa Bay
21) C Oscar Hernandez Extended Spring Training
22) SS Brandon Martin Extended Spring Training
23) LHP Felipe Rivero Low-A Bowling Green
24) 1B Jeff Malm Low-A Bowling Green
25) RHP Jacob Thompson Double-A Montgomery
26) OF Josh Sale Extended Spring Training
27) OF Granden Goetzman Extended Spring Training
28) LHP Grayson Garvin High-A Charlotte
29) RHP Albert Suarez High-A Charlotte
30) SS Johnny Eierman Extended Spring Training
31) RHP Wilking Rodriguez High-A Charlotte
32) C Lucas Bailey High-A Charlotte
33) OF James Harris Extended Spring Training
34) OF Kes Carter Low-A Bowling Green
35) LHP Blake Snell Extended Spring Training
36) OF Ty Morrison High-A Charlotte
37) RHP Nick Barnese Double-A Montgomery (DL)
38) RHP Marquis Fleming Triple-A Durham
39) LHP C.J. Riefenhauser High-A Charlotte
40) RHP Jeff Ames Extended Spring Training
41) C Justin O'Conner Extended Spring Training
42) LHP Braulio Lara High-A Charlotte
43) RHP Jacob Faria Extended Spring Training
44) LHP Kyle Lobstein Double-A Montgomery
45) 1B Cameron Seitzer Low-A Bowling Green
46) RHP Jake Floethe Low-A Bowling Green
47) 3B Robby Price High-A Charlotte
48) RHP Scott Shuman Double-A Montgomery
49) OF Cody Rogers High-A Charlotte
50) 2B Cole Figueroa Double-A Montgomery



John Gregg is Publisher and Senior Editor of Rays Digest. You can follow him on Twitter at @RaysDigest. He can also be reached via e-mail at raysdigest.com@gmail.com.

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