Rays Prospects

Working Out Positions for Tampa Bay Rays Infield Prospects

By Robbie Knopf
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Aug 20, 2013; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Charlotte Stone Crabs third baseman Richie Shaffer (28) is congratulated by teammates after he hit a solo home during the seventh inning against the Fort Myers Miracle at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As you may have seen here at Rays Colored Glasses, we have started doing position-by-position assessments of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. We already did catcher and first base, and the rest of the positions are on the way. As I started writing about second base, however, a problem emerged: there are too many Rays infield prospects and not enough spots to accommodate them all.

Let’s go through the Rays’ minor league affiliates and talk about who will play where for each team. We will then use this to decide which prospects will belong at each position in the assessments. There are a few interesting debates to be found here, especially once we arrive at High-A.