Three under the radar prospects that could make a 2020 impact
By Jamil King
Under the radar is the Rays middle name, It is the Rays way.
Heading into the 2020 season, the Tampa Bay Rays are looking very bright. Not only are they coming off of a 90-win season and a second-place finish in the AL East.
They also boast arguably the best farm system in the MLB. Everyone Knows the likes of Wander Franco, Vidal Brujan, and Brendan Mckay.
These guys are the top of the list and are some of the most known prospects in the game. The Rays even went out and added to the stacked system by picking up Xavier Edwards in the trade, sending Tommy Pham to San Diego.
With all of these top prospects, it is easy to get excited about the 2020 season and beyond. However, the 2020 season is what’s coming to the plate first. With all of these promising players, some won’t be ready to contribute in 2020.
Every season, teams call several players up and most of them are under the radar, non-elite prospects. Last year, the Rays had nine players make their Major League debuts for the big club. Only one (Brendan McKay) of the nine debuting players began the season as one of the Rays’ top ten prospects.
That means some other guys flying under the radar could help out the team this year. Last season it was Mike Brosseau who joined the team and made an impact.
He wasn’t one of the highest-rated prospects, but his ability to play all over the infield helped him make an everyday contribution.
This year there are a few guys the Rays could call on to help out that are currently flying under the radar.