Heading into the 2017 season, the Tampa Bay Rays had four players listed in the top 100 prospects in the game according to MLB.com. How have those players fared thus far?
We are now approximately a month into the minor league season. While there is still a lot of baseball left to be played, this is a solid point o check in on the progress of various minor league players. Some players, such as Patrick Leonard, have started off hot, positioning themselves for a possible callup by the Tampa Bay Rays later this season.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are performances like the start from Jake Fraley. Considered the Rays 25th best prospect heading into the season, he has struggled to a .133/.167/.222 batting line, with just two extra base hits and no steals in his 48 plate appearances.
And so, as we take a look at the Rays minor league statistics, looking for those players that could come up and make an impact, what about their top prospects? The Rays had four players in the top 100 prospect list by MLB.com heading into the season; how have they performed thus far? That is a fair question, and one that should be explored.
Let us take a look at those top four prospects, and see what the creme of the Tampa Bay Rays prospect crop has done thus far in 2017.