Rays Minor League Report

By Unknown author

Tampa Bay’s minor league teams are off to a bit of a slow start through the first few weeks of the season. Here is a rundown of how their teams have started the 2011 season.

Durham Bulls (AAA)

Record: 11-9 (2nd in IL South in International League)

Top Hitter: Brandon Guyer (.356/.413./.616) 4 HRs, 9 RBI

Top Pitcher: Alex Cobb (3-0) 2.05 ERA in 22 IP

Montgomery Biscuits (AA)

Record: 7-12 (4th in SL South in Southern League)

Top Hitter: Henry Wrigley (.400/.400/.667) 1 HR, 9 RBI

Daniel Mayora (.266/.397/.516) 3 HR, 12 RBI

Top Pitcher: Marquis Fleming (0-0) 2.57 ERA in 14 IP

Charlotte Stone Crabs (A Adv.)

Record: 7-12 (4th in FSL South in Florida State League)

Top Hitter: Hak-Ju Lee (.447/.523/.763) 2 HR, 5 RBI

Greg Sexton (.375/.432/.514) 1 HR, 21 RBI

Top Pitcher: Merrill Kelly (1-1) 3.06 ERA in 17.2 IP

Bowling Green Hot Rods (A)

Record: 10-9 (3rd in Mid Eastern in Midwest League)

Top Hitter: Derek Dietrich (.296/.355/.574)

Top Pitcher: C.J. Riefenhauser (1-1) 3.18 ERA in 17 IP

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Thankfully, Evan Longoria, will begin a minor league rehab assignment this week in Montgomery. He looks to return sometime early next week. The Rays offense has been producing much better over their last 13 games than their first nine, but it will be good to finally get back their main run producer to fortify the middle of the lineup. No longer will Felipe Lopez be batting fourth.