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Tampa Bay Rays preliminary prospect grade breakdown

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This is a deep system even with the injury to Brent Honeywell

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Work progresses on the 2018 Tampa Bay Rays Top 20 prospects list. Here is the first run grade breakdown:

Grade A: Zero
Grade A-: Zero (originally one until injury to Brent Honeywell)
Grade B+: Four (one is borderline A-)
Grade B: Four
Grade B-: 16 (!)
Grade C+: 24 (!)
Grade C: A whole bunch

This looks extreme in terms of mid-range depth but it may be actually a conservative take since I often defaulted to a half-grade below my initial impression pending a deeper look at the specific player.

Brent Honeywell was originally at A- but with today’s news that he may need Tommy John surgery, I went with a Grade B pending more information.

The names:

Willy Adames, SS
Ruben Alaniz, RHP
Christian Arroyo, INF
Anthony Banda, LHP
Jake Bauers, OF-1B
Chris Betts, C
Kyle Bird, LHP
Ryan Boldt, OF
Vidal Brujan, INF
Brock Burke, LHP
Genesis Cabrera, LHP
Diego Castillo, RHP
Carl Chester, OF
Yonny Chirinos, RHP
Nick Ciuffo, C
Jake Cronenworth, INF
Devin Davis, 1B
Jose De Leon, RHP
Edwin Fierro, RHP
Lucius Fox, SS
Jake Fraley, OF
Wander Franco, SS
Austin Franklin, RHP
Ian Gibaut, RHP
Moises Gomez, OF
Tristan Gray, 2B
Ronaldo Hernandez, C
Brent Honeywell, RHP
Chih-Wei Hu, RHP
Grant Kay, 3B-OF
Dalton Kelly, 1B-OF
Matt Krook, LHP
Resly Linares, LHP
Brandon Lowe, 2B
Joshua Lowe, OF
Nathaniel Lowe, 1B
Jelfry Marte, SS
Joe McCarthy, OF-1B
Brendan McKay, 1B-LHP
Michael Mercado, RHP
Jose Mujica, RHP
Tobias Myers, RHP
Travis Ott, LHP
Kevin Padlo, 3B
Jermaine Palacios, SS
Joel Peguero, RHP
Luis Rengifo, INF
Adrian Rondon, 3B
Kenny Rosenberg, LHP
Zach Rutherford, INF
Jhonleider Salinas, RHP
Jesus Sanchez, OF
Jaime Schultz, RHP
Michael Smith, OF
Nick Solak, 2B
Ryne Stanek, RHP
Drew Strotman, RHP
Brett Sullivan, C
Curtis Taylor, RHP
Robbie Tenerowicz, 2B-1B
Carlos Vargas, SS
Andrew Velazquez, INF-OF
Taylor Walls, SS
Garrett Whitley, OF
Justin Williams, OF
Kean Wong, 2B
Hunter Wood, RHP
Stephen Woods, RHP
Ryan Yarbrough, LHP
Mikey York, RHP