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I am now working on the Philadelphia Phillies prospect list. The next team in line is the Tampa Bay Rays, to be followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres.
Use this thread to discuss the Tampa Bay Rays system. Some points for discussion to consider:
***This organization looked like it had tinned out at the upper levels, but the big James Shields trade with the Royals adds premium prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, plus retread project Mike Montgomery, to the organization. Do you think Myers and Odorizzi are ready for immediate major league action in 2013, or would you give them more time in the minors?
***Of the guys already in the system before the big trade, who is most ready to contribute in 2013? Chris Archer? Alex Colome? What roles would you give them?
***I'm pretty skeptical about Tim Beckham these days. Are you? Why or why not?
***Third baseman Patrick Leonard, acquired in the Royals trade, is one of my big sleepers for 2013. What sleepers do you like?