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Tampa Bay Devil Rays Top 20 Prospects for 2008

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Tampa Bay Devil Rays Top 20 Prospects for 2008

All grades are extremely preliminary and subject to change.

  1. Evan Longoria, 3B, Grade A
  2. David Price, LHP, Grade A
  3. Jacob McGee, LHP, Grade A
  4. Wade Davis, RHP, Grade B+
  5. Reid Brignac, SS, Grade B+
  6. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Grade B+
  7. Desmond Jennings, OF, Grade B+
  8. Jeff Niemann, RHP, Grade B
  9. Eduardo Morlan, RHP, Grade B
  10. John Jaso, C, Grade B
  11. Ryan Royster, OF, Grade B-
  12. Chris Mason, RHP, Grade B-
  13. Nick Barnese, RHP, Grade B-
  14. Mitch Talbot, RHP, Grade C+
  15. Heath Rollins, RHP, Grade C+
  16. Glenn Gibson, LHP, Grade C+
  17. Fernando Perez, OF, Grade C+
  18. James Houser, LHP, Grade C+
  19. Justin Ruggiano, OF, Grade C+
  20. Sergio Pedroza, OF, Grade C+
Other prospects include Nevin Ashley, Josh Butler, Alex Cobb, Joseph Cruz, Reid Fronk, Joel Guzman, Rhyne Hughes, K.D. Kang, OF, Will Kline, Mike McCormick, Calvin Medlock, Matt Moore, David Newmann, Emeel Salem, Matthew Walker, and Mike Wlodarczyk.

This is one hell of a conglomeration of talent.

As usual, exact placement on this list is less important than the grades, so don't get bent out of shape if your guy is at 17 and you think he should be at 14.

Check out prospect reports on these guys and over 1,000 other players in the 2008 Baseball Prospect Book. The book ships the first Monday in February, and can be ordered only at