Tampa Bay Rays minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Tampa Bay Rays system:

Matt Andriese[edit]

Matt Andriese
Tampa Bay Rays
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-28) August 28, 1989 (age 24)
Redlands, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Matthew Lee Andriese (born August 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher in Minor League Baseball. He is a member of the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Andriese attended Redlands East Valley High School, where he played for the school's baseball team along with Tyler Chatwood. He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but did not sign with Texas. He enrolled at the University of California, Riverside, to play college baseball for the UC Riverside Highlanders baseball team.[1]

The San Diego Padres selected Andriese in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[1][2] He signed with the Padres, and pitched for the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2012.[1] He had a strong performance with the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League in 2013,[3][4] and was promoted to the Tucson Padres of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League during the season.

On January 22, 2014, the Padres traded Andriese, Logan Forsythe, Brad Boxberger, Matt Lollis, and Maxx Tissenbaum to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.[5]

Marquis Fleming[edit]

Marquis Fleming
Tampa Bay Rays
Pitcher
Born: (1988-09-11) September 11, 1988 (age 25)
Oakland, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Marquis Deshun Fleming (born September 11, 1988) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Fleming attended California State University, Stanislaus, where he played for the college baseball team. In 2008, he was named a Second Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association, West Region Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year, and Cal State Stanislaus co-male athlete of the year.[6][7][8]

The Rays drafted Fleming in the 24th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. The Rays assigned Fleming to the Arizona Fall League in 2011[9] and invited him to spring training in 2012, though he did not make the team.[10]


Taylor Guerrieri[edit]

Taylor Guerrieri
Tampa Bay Rays
Pitcher
Born: (1992-12-01) December 1, 1992 (age 21)
Columbia, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Christopher Taylor Guerrieri (born December 1, 1992 in Columbia, South Carolina) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Guerrieri was drafted by the Rays in the first round (24th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft. He signed with the Rays, receiving a $1.6 million signing bonus.[11]

Before the 2012 season, MLB.com rated Guerrieri as the 99th best prospect in baseball.[12] He started the 2013 season with a 6-2 win-loss record and a 2.01 earned run average in 14 games started with the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Class A Midwest League.[11] He underwent Tommy John surgery on July 24, 2013.[13] He received a 50 game suspension after the 2013 season, which he can serve while rehabilitating from surgery, for using a substance of abuse.[11]


Merrill Kelly[edit]

Merrill Kelly
Tampa Bay Rays
Pitcher
Born: (1988-10-14) October 14, 1988 (age 25)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kenneth Merrill Kelly (born October 14, 1988 in Houston, Texas) is an American right-handed baseball pitcher currently in the Tampa Bay Rays minor league system.

Prior to playing professionally, Kelly attended Desert Mountain High School, whence the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 37th round of the 2007 draft, but he did not sign a contract. He then attended Yavapai College, where from the Cleveland Indians took him in the 22nd round of the 2009 draft, but again, he did not sign. He played baseball for Yavapai for two years. He transferred to Arizona State University, where he played in 2010. He signed a professional contract after the Rays took him in the 8th round of the 2010 draft.[14]

Kelly has advanced about one minor league level each season, beginning his career at Low-A in 2010 and reaching Triple-A for the first time in 2013. He split his first professional season between the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Bowling Green Hot Rods. He was 8-7 with a 3.28 ERA for the 2011 Charlotte Stone Crabs. He had a 8-3 record and a 3.57 ERA for the 2012 Montgomery Biscuits after being used primarily in relief. In 2013, he went 13-8 with 111 strikeouts and a 3.64 ERA in 28 games (26 starts) for the Biscuits and Triple-A Durham Bulls. He allowed only 128 hits in 158 1/3 innings. He was invited to practice with the major league club for 2014 spring training, but did not make the Opening Day roster.[15] He began the 2014 season with Durham.

Braulio Lara[edit]

Braulio Lara
Tampa Bay Rays
Pitcher
Born: (1988-12-20) December 20, 1988 (age 25)
Bani, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Braulio Armando Lara (born December 20, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

The Miami Marlins selected Lara from the Rays in the 2012 Rule 5 draft,[16] but returned him to the Rays before the 2013 season.[17]


Matt Lollis[edit]

Matt Lollis
Tampa Bay Rays – No. --
Pitcher
Born: (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 23)
Riverside, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Matthew Casey Lollis (born September 11, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Lollis attended Riverside Community College and Patriot High School. The San Diego Padres selected him in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, and signed him to a $100,000 signing bonus.[18][19]

On January 22, 2014, the Padres traded Lollis, Logan Forsythe, Brad Boxberger, Matt Andriese, and Maxx Tissenbaum to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.[20]


Josh Sale[edit]

Josh Sale
Tampa Bay Rays
Outfielder
Born: (1991-07-05) July 5, 1991 (age 23)
Seattle, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Josh Sale is a Minor league baseball player, currently in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He was the Rays first pick, taken 17th overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Sale was drafted out of Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington.

During his senior year Sale batted .520 with 5 home runs, 6 doubles, and drove in 20 runs. He walked 27 times due to opposing pitchers fearing he would hit the ball out of the park. Sale led Washington state with 13 home runs as a junior.

On June 7, 2010, the Rays announced that they had selected Sale in the first round. Sale was one of three Seattle area players selected by the Rays in the first three rounds of the draft, the others being Drew Vettleson and Ryan Brett.

In August 2012, Sale was suspended for fifty games for the use of stimulants.[21]

On May 29, 2013, the Rays suspended Sale for conduct detrimental to the organization regarding an incident involving a post on Facebook regarding a visit to a strip club. [22]


Richie Shaffer[edit]

Richie Shaffer
Tampa Bay Rays
Third baseman
Born: (1991-08-04) August 4, 1991 (age 22)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Richard Michael Shaffer (born August 4, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Shaffer was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He did not sign and attended Clemson University.[23] During his career at Clemson, he hit .325/.449/.562 with 30 home runs and 137 runs batted in.

Shaffer was then drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[24][25] He made his professional debut for the Hudson Valley Renegades, hitting .308/.406/.487 and four home runs in 33 games.[26] In 2013 he played for the Charlotte Stone Crabs, hitting .254/.308/.399 with 11 home runs.[27] He played in the Arizona Fall League after the season.[28] He started the 2014 season for the Montgomery Biscuits.

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Triple-A[edit]

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Double-A[edit]

Montgomery Biscuits roster
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Pitchers

  • 17 Andrew Bellatti
  • 34 Mike Colla
  • 15 Dylan Floro
  • 19 Santiago Garrido
  • 28 Grayson Garvin
  • 11 Braulio Lara
  • 16 Lenny Linsky Injury icon 2.svg
  • 46 Matt Lollis
  • 45 Victor Mateo
  • 29 Jared Mortensen
  •  8 Jake Partridge Injury icon 2.svg
  • 25 Jim Patterson
  • 20 Matt Ramsey
  • 41 Sam Runion
  • 36 Jake Thompson

Catchers

  • 44 Curt Casali
  • 21 Luke Maile

Infielders

  •  1 Ryan Brett
  •  2 Jake Hager
  • 10 Taylor Motter
  •  6 Alejandro Segovia
  • 33 Cameron Seitzer
  • 12 Richie Shaffer
  •  3 Riccio Torrez

Outfielders

  •  4 Willie Argo
  • 23 Jeff Malm
  •  5 Ty Morrison Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Joey Rickard

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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  • 34 Jeff Ames
  • 35 Kevin Brandt
  •  8 Ryan Garton
  • 27 Roberto Gomez
  •  2 Marcus Jensen
  • 36 Reinaldo Lopez
  • 32 Parker Markel
  • 25 Jose Alberto Molina
  • 26 Austin Pruitt
  • 14 Leonel Santiago
  • 20 Nick Sawyer
  •  9 Albert Suarez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Bruedlin Suero

Catchers

  • 23 Jake DePew
  • 11 Justin O'Conner
  • 19 Maxx Tissenbaum

Infielders

  •  6 Thomas Coyle
  •  5 Tyler Goeddel
  •  3 Hector Guevara
  • 30 Patrick Leonard
  •  4 Jonathan Quinonez
  • 16 Leonardo Reginatto

Outfielders

  • 10 Kes Carter
  •  7 Marty Gantt
  • 15 Josh Sale
  •  1 Andrew Toles

Manager

Coaches

  • 33 Joe Szekely (hitting)
  • 18 Steve Watson (pitching)


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Class A[edit]

Bowling Green Hot Rods roster
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  • 13 Luis Cabrera
  • 36 Jacob Faria
  • 34 Aaron Griffin
  • 35 Andrew Hanse
  • 18 Jordan Harrison
  •  6 Brandon Henderson Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Ian Kendall
  • 29 Chris Kirsch
  • 15 German Marquez
  • 20 Eduar Quinonez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Colton Reavis
  • 40 Brad Schreiber
  • 16 Jaime Schultz Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Blake Snell
  • 10 Stone Speer
  • 12 Hunter Wood

Catchers

  • 19 Armando Araiza
  • 28 Oscar Hernandez

Infielders

  •  3 Pat Blair
  • 14 Darryl George
  •  8 Juniel Querecuto
  • 17 Alexander Simon
  •  4 Kean Wong
  •  5 Tyler Young

Outfielders

  • 32 Yoel Araujo
  •  1 Johnny Field
  • 23 Granden Goetzman
  •  2 James Harris

Manager

  •  9 Michael Johns

Coaches

  •  7 Dan DeMent (hitting)
  • 37 Bill Moloney (pitching)


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Short A[edit]

Hudson Valley Renegades roster
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  • 17 Oscar Armenta
  • 22 Trevor Dunlap
  • 19 Eli Echarry
  • 21 Darren Fischer
  • 34 Enderson Franco
  • 44 Mike Franco
  • 29 Nolan Gannon
  • 37 Edgar Gomez
  • -- Justin McCalvin
  • 13 Kyle McKenzie
  • 28 Brian Miller
  • 26 Ryan Pennell
  •  6 Chris Pike
  •  2 Gerardo Reyes
  •  5 Hunter Wood

Catchers

  • 25 Wilmer Dominguez
  •  9 Mac James
  • 20 Zach Marberry
  • 30 Chris Talley

Infielders

  •  7 Coty Blanchard
  • 18 Jace Conrad
  • 14 Leopoldo Correa
  • 10 Douglas Duran
  • 43 Casey Gillaspie
  •  1 Grant Kay
  • 38 Daniel Miles
  • 11 Alec Sole

Outfielders

  •  4 Clayton Henning
  • 27 Bralin Jackson
  • 15 Braxton Lee
  • 23 Hunter Lockwood

Manager

  •  7 Tim Parenton

Coaches

  •  8 Manny Castillo (hitting)
  • 14 Jorge Moncada (pitching)


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Rookie[edit]

Princeton Rays roster
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  • 17 Oscar Armenta
  • 31 Clayton Crum
  •  7 Mario Fernandez
  • 35 Darren Fischer
  • 29 Nolan Gannon
  • 37 Edgar Gomez
  • 23 Josh Kimborowicz
  • 27 Jorge Rodriguez
  • 22 D. J. Slaton

Catchers

  • 18 Wilmer Dominguez

Infielders

  •  6 Coty Blanchard
  • 16 Leopoldo Correa
  •  7 Douglas Duran
  •  3 Spencer Edwards
  • 24 David Garcia
  • 15 Hunter Lockwood
  •  1 Enmanuel Paulino

Outfielders

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  • 20 Jose Gonzalez (pitching)
  • 19 Reinaldo Ruiz (hitting)


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  • 22 Yomelbin Almonte
  • 35 Jose Alonzo
  • 31 Freddy Alvarez
  • 18 Damion Carroll
  • 24 Jose Castillo
  • 17 Christopher Crisostomo
  • 19 Geisel De La Cruz
  • 38 Hyrum Formo
  • 23 Andres Gonzalez
  • 32 Jhefferson Hurtado
  • 27 Jose Mujica
  • 20 Ruben Paredes
  •  8 Roel Ramirez
  • 30 Yael Regalado
  • 14 Ryne Stanek

Catchers

  • 39 Nick Ciuffi
  •  6 Troy Hawkins
  • 15 Sean Smedley

Infielders

  • 28 Hector Montes
  •  7 Cristian Toribio
  •  1 Riley Unroe

Outfielders

  • 45 Jeremy Hadley
  •  4 Clayton Henning
  •  3 Jose Paez

Manager

Coaches

  • 40 Marty DeMerritt (pitching)
  • 44 Wuarnner Rincones (hitting)
  • 36 Hector Torres (coach)


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  • 13 Sandy Brito
  • 44 Genesis Cabrera
  • 44 Diego Castillo
  • 49 Erodis Castillo
  •  9 Estarly Cedeno
  • 37 Oscar Collado Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Miguel De La Cruz
  • 43 Jose Disla
  • 48 Jeffry Done
  • 23 Herminio Germoso
  • 52 Ariel Gracia
  • 39 Robert Guilamo
  • 14 Jean Henriquez
  • 32 Odelis Inoa
  • 41 Francisco Mena
  • 62 Luis Nunez
  • 36 Willy Ortiz
  • 19 Francisco Pena
  • 35 Delfi Perez
  • 25 Kendri Salvador
  • 53 Cristopher Sanchez
  • 45 Luigence Thomas

Catchers

  • 31 Rafelin Lorenzo
  • 21 Eric Maria
  •  4 Jesus Trinidad

Infielders

  •  2 Juan Carlos Arias
  •  7 Joseph Astacio
  • 22 Carlos Guzman
  • 34 Gilbert Marrero
  •  6 Darinel Rodriguez
  •  8 Juan Rodriguez
  • 20 Jilber Rosario
  • 26 Jefry Santana

Outfielders

  • 10 Miguel Hernandez
  • 27 Angel Perez
  • 24 Carlos Perez
  • 17 Jose Tonton

Manager

  • 15 Julio Zorrilla

Coaches


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