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How far away is Reid Brignac?

Reid Brignac, the Rays SS of the future?

Barring an injury or trade, Ben Zobrist is only keeping the seat warm for 2006 Devil Rays Minor League Player of the Year, Reid Brignac. Brignac is in the organizations' plans as the answer to be the shortstop for years to come. Assuming B.J. Upton does not stage a miraculous comeback defensively at the position, Brignac will get his chance at the big league level in the near future.

For years now, B.J. Upton, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, has been the the consensus choice to be the as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays shortstop of the future. Upton was labeled as a"Derek Jeter with power" and was considered a can't miss prospect at the shortstop position. In 2002, Upton was the consensus top high school shortstop in the nation by Perfect Game USA and Baseball America... Recommended Stories

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