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Tampa Bay Rays: Ranking the 4 newest prospects

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 26: A bat and glove sit in the Oakland Athletics dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 26, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 26: A bat and glove sit in the Oakland Athletics dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 26, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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DURHAM, NC – JULY 28: The Chicago White Sox play the Most Valuable Prospects during the championship game of the 2011 Breakthrough Series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on July 28, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. Most Valuable Prospects won 17-2 over the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC – JULY 28: The Chicago White Sox play the Most Valuable Prospects during the championship game of the 2011 Breakthrough Series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on July 28, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. Most Valuable Prospects won 17-2 over the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images) /

Over the past few months, the Tampa Bay Rays have made a number of trades dealing both major and minor league talent to clear roster space and fill various other needs. They have brought in 4 new prospects, so lets rank them!

In total, the Tampa Bay Rays have sent out five prospects in trades this winter, that is, if you consider Chih-Wei Hu a prospect. If you don’t consider Hu a prospect and instead a major league piece, then the Rays have brought in as many prospects as they have sent out.

So with that in mind, I have already broken down each of the new prospects, and now I want to rank them just as one would rank a system’s top 30. The prospect with the highest ranking, obviously, in my opinion, is the most talented and has the most to contribute at the major league level whenever that may come.

Michael Plassmeyer, Cole Sulser, Gionti Turner, and Rollie Lacy are all good additions to an already deep Tampa Bay Rays farm system. Over the years we have seen the Rays trade for pitching prospect after pitching prospect, this offseason they actually traded away pitching prospects, but rest assured they replenished their stash of arms.

A group that is made up almost solely of pitchers, with Turner being the outlier, the Rays did indeed replenish their wealth of arms. So without further adieu , let the rankings begin…

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