In 2018, Vidal's father passed away at age 52 due to complications associated with a stomach condition…Vidal had promised his father he would achieve his goal of reaching the majors by 2020...He weighed just 144 pounds when he signed his Rays contract…Rays senior advisor Mitch Lukevics presided over the farm system at the time…"I tease him, 'Remember when you signed? You didn't even have a muscle!'"..Vidal attended the MLB Rookie Career Development Program in Miami in January along with Mike Brosseau and Brendan McKay… the four-day orientation program included media training, time management strategies and financial planning.
Split the season between Class-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery, earning a June 27 promotion…hit .277/.346/.389 (106-for-383) with 4 HR, 40 RBI and 48 SB between the two levels...Named Minor League Baserunner of the Year by the Rays Baseball Operations department for a second consecutive year…his 48 SB led the organization and tied for 5th in the minors…tied for 4th in the Florida State League with 24 SB and ranked 6th in the Southern League with 24 SB...Was on Charlotte's 7-day IL from May 24-June 19 with a left wrist sprain...Named to the FSL midseason All-Star Team...Named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com...Hit .256/.380/.463 (21-for-82) with 3 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI and 4 SB in 22 games for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League… named to the AFL Rising Stars Game...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 51 overall prospect in the minors following the season… was the No. 4 prospect in the Rays system… the publication also tabbed him as the Best Baserunner, Fastest Baserunner, Best Defensive Second Baseman and Most Exciting Player in the FSL in its Best Tools survey...Ranked by Baseball America as the Fastest Baserunner in the Rays organization for a second consecutive year.
Hit .320/.403/.459 (152-for-475) with 9 HR, 53 RBI and 55 SB in 122 games between Class-A Bowling Green and Charlotte...His 55 SB ranked 2nd in the minors, tied for 6th in a single season in organizational history and were the most by a Rays minor leaguer since Andrew Toles (62) in 2013…led the minors with 112 runs, which ranked 2nd in organizational history behind Fernando Perez (123) in 2006… became the first Rays minor leaguer with 100 runs and 50 SB in a season...Ranked 2nd among Rays minor leaguers in hits and ranked 3rd with 218 total bases...Named to the Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star teams…ranked 2nd in the MWL with a .313 avg., 3rd with a .395 OBP and 86 runs and 5th with 43 SB...Named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com...Played for the Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 64 overall prospect in the minors following the season… was the No. 7 prospect in the Rays system… the publication also tabbed him as the Best Baserunner in the MWL in its Best Tools survey.
Named Most Valuable Player for Short-A Hudson Valley by the Rays Baseball Operations department, helping the Renegades win the New York-Penn League title...Led the NYPL with 51 runs, 74 hits and 108 total bases…tied for 4th with 23 XBH, ranked 5th with 16 SB and tied for 6th with 34 BB...Named to the NYPL midseason All-Star Team...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 20 prospect in the Rays system following the season.
Led the Gulf Coast League with 41 runs and tied for 3rd with 57 hits…played 2 games with Hudson Valley to end the season.
Began his career with the DSL Rays.