#2 Rollie Lacy
Although the Rays traded away their Minor League Pitcher of the Year in the deal that netted them Emilio Pagan they got back an exciting right hander. His name is Rollie Lacy and he is scrappy and effective.
2019 Level: AA
Draft: 11th Rd, 2017
I like Rollie a lot. A scrappy and effective right hander who excelled at full season Single A and reached HiA in his sophomore campaign. Lacy will likely enter 2019 in a Montgomery uniform. He will also begin 2019 playing for his third organization in as many years.
He has a good three pitch that has allowed him to strike out 148 batters in 138.1 innings of work. Although his stuff may not be able to outlast a lineup three times through an order, he could act as a really effective “bulk” guy like Chirinos and Yarbrough.
I believe the future is bright for Rollie Lacy and I gave a more detailed scouting report on his makeup and pitches here. He will be an exciting pitcher to watch going forward, especially as he begins to work in a Rays system that is so well known for developing pitchers.