To this point, four of the seven Tampa Bay Rays prospects have been performing well in the Arizona Fall League.
Each year, all thirty MLB teams will send six or seven of their top prospects to the Arizona Fall League. The offseason league consists of six teams and 130 players. The purpose of the league is twofold, to further develop players’ skills and to develop managerial and umpiring skills.
Of the seven players that the Tampa Bay Rays sent to Arizona, four were pitchers. Matt Krook, Brandon Lawson, Phoenix Sanders, and Dalton Moats. The latter has been the most impressive this fall, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings and striking out five over the course of two games.
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As for the position players the Rays sent shortstop, Lucius Fox, and two outfielders, Joe McCarthy and Ryan Boldt. All three have been solid at the plate with Fox leading the way. Fox’s .419 batting average through seven games is 4th in the league.
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Through nine games, the Peoria Javelinas, which all seven Tampa Bay Rays players play for, lead the way in the West with a 6-3 record. The position-playing prospects have been impressive this fall, especially Lucius Fox. Fox played 116 games across two leagues in 2018, 89 at Single-A Charlotte and the remaining 27 at Double-A Montgomery.
The pitching prospects have left a lot to be desired on the mound this fall, with the exception of Dalton Moats. The southpaw played in 41 games at AA-Montgomery this year and was less than impressively but seems to have made some adjustments this fall, albeit a small sample size.
We will keep following them as the fall season continues to unfold, to hopefully get a glance at what the future holds in Tampa Bay.
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