Let us take a look around the minor leagues at a few Tampa Bay Rays prospects that are flying under the radar despite strong performances.
Prospects are the life blood of the Tampa Bay Rays. Even though several players have been signed to team friendly extensions, giving the Rays a solid core to build around, they will still need to find talent in the minors to supplement their roster.
With four players listed amongst the MLB.com Top 100 prospects at the start of the year, the Rays certainly appear to be in good shape on that front. Add in the performance of Jacob Faria since he was added to the major league roster, and the Rays appear to be developing the talent for another run of contention.
Although majority of the focus, when it comes to scouring the minors, will be on the top prospects, there are other unheralded players that deserve attention. Sometimes, these players come out of nowhere to become a legitimate prospect. Other times, for whatever reason, their performance flies under the radar, despite producing strong numbers during their professional careers. And then, there are those top prospects whose numbers dwarf everyone else, ensuring that the focus will remain on them throughout the season.
Let us then take a look around the Tampa Bay Rays farm system, and look at some prospects that have had an impressive start to their season.