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Rays top prospect Caminero to miss 4-6 weeks with quad strain

May 29, 2024

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays have made it clear since Spring Training that they weren’t going to rush top prospect Junior Caminero back to the big leagues, even with their lineup struggling. Now, they’ll be without Caminero for at least a month for reasons beyond their control. Caminero, MLB Pipeline’s

Here are the top 10 pure-hitting prospects in the Minors 

May 28, 2024

What exactly is a pure hitter? It’s a term that many discuss, but few define. On last week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo detailed what a pure hitter is and took it a step further by ranking the top 10 pure-hitting prospects.

When will Junior's 'Wow' make Rays say 'now'?

May 24, 2024

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MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Rays' Carson Williams

May 22, 2024

Carson Williams is coming into his own. At 20 years old and playing at the Double-A level, Williams understands that he's not a polished product just yet -- still learning and developing into the player that will produce at the big league level. But if the first two months of

Logan Workman highlights

May 21, 2024

Keyshawn Askew highlights

May 21, 2024

Isaac homers twice, finishes 5-for-5 in High-A doubleheader

May 10, 2024

A doubleheader provided Xavier Isaac not one but two opportunities to get his engine revved up. The Hot Rod didn't disappoint. Isaac homered twice, collected five hits and reached safely in all seven plate appearances during High-A Bowling Green's twin bill on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark. MLB's No. 51

Caminero goes yard 2x for second time in three games

May 1, 2024

It's getting pretty tough to keep Junior Caminero in the yard. Baseball's No. 4 prospect smashed two more home runs en route to Triple-A Durham's 6-2 win over Gwinnett in Game 2 of Wednesday’s doubleheader. It was the second time Caminero went deep twice in a game this season, and

Caminero's HUGE game backs Bradley's near-perfect rehab start

April 28, 2024

If the Rays want to see a glimpse of their future, they only need to look 700 miles north to Durham, N.C. On Sunday afternoon, top prospect Junior Caminero (MLB No. 4) homered twice in a four-hit game as rehabbing Taj Bradley, their top prospect from 2023, tossed five hitless

No. 17 prospect Curet's dominance catching Rays' attention

April 26, 2024

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Minor League Player Spotlight: Rays' Carson Williams

April 20, 2024

Carson Williams entered the season with a focus on building and being dedicated to his own routine and process -- both mentally and physically. He wanted to emphasize techniques he picked up during his climb of three levels of the Minors last season and his time at big league camp

Two-homer game takes Williams' scorching start to new heights

April 18, 2024

You’ve heard how important it is for any player to get off to a hot start. Carson Williams has definitely bought into that philosophy. Few, if any, prospects have started the season stronger than MLB's No. 18 overall prospect. And Williams is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest

Williams off to a blazing start with the Biscuits

April 16, 2024

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'He can fall out of bed and hit': Caminero homers in return from IL

April 14, 2024

Junior Caminero flexed his home run power in the innings before a late March left hamstring strain sidelined the prized Rays phenom for two weeks. Fittingly, in his first game back from the injured list, MLB's No. 4 overall prospect scorched a three-run homer that proved crucial in Triple-A Durham's

Fans' Guide to MiLB Opening Day  

A step-by-step primer for the start of the 2024 Minor League season
@BensBiz and @SamDykstraMiLB
April 5, 2024

Triple-A Opening Day arrived across the country -- from Syracuse to Sacramento and many stops in between -- last Friday. Now the Double-A, High-A and Single-A levels will begin play. In other words, the season is in full swing. As is tradition around these parts, let’s get you ready for

Prospects to keep an eye on at each level of the Rays' system

April 4, 2024

ST. PETERSBURG -- Opening Week has come and gone for the Rays, and baseball has returned to Durham Bulls Athletic Park as well. With the rest of Tampa Bay’s Minor League affiliates getting ready to take the field, let’s look at one player and pitcher to watch at each level

Where the Rays' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 2, 2024

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Rays’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start: 1. Junior Caminero (MLB No. 4), 3B/SS -- Durham (Triple-A)/Injured (quad strain) 2. Carson Williams (MLB No. 19), SS -- Montgomery (Double-A) 3. Curtis Mead (MLB No. 52), 3B/2B -- Tampa

Rays No. 1 prospect Caminero (quad strain) lands on IL

April 2, 2024

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays received relatively good news regarding their top prospect on Monday. Junior Caminero, who left Sunday’s game with Triple-A Durham in the sixth inning after experiencing left quad discomfort while running to first base, was placed on the seven-day injured list after an MRI revealed a

Prospect Shenton on roster status: 'I have no idea'

March 23, 2024

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Austin Shenton has been getting a lot of questions over the past few days. He has a lot of questions, too. He just doesn’t have any answers yet. Shenton, who was optioned to Minor League camp on March 11, returned to the Rays’ Major League clubhouse

Key takeaways for Rays prospects this spring

March 22, 2024

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Talented infielders creating 'good problems' at Rays camp

March 20, 2024

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Rays have drafted themselves into a corner of their own making, and that corner happens to be the first-base one. Tampa Bay used its first-round pick in 2022 on North Carolina prepster Xavier Isaac and saw him become the top first-base prospect in baseball last

After impressive Spring Breakout, Isaac makes Grapefruit debut

March 17, 2024

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Xavier Isaac had a good enough time on the field Saturday. The Rays’ No. 4 prospect crushed two homers and a double during the inaugural Spring Breakout game against a team of Twins prospects at Hammond Stadium, showing off his immense power potential heading into his second

'A good day' indeed: 2 HRs for Isaac in Spring Breakout

Rays' No. 4 prospect adds an RBI double and a walk in spectacular showing
March 16, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There might be only one hitter in the Rays’ system who can match the tremendous raw power of top prospect Junior Caminero. Xavier Isaac showed it Saturday afternoon during Tampa Bay’s inaugural Spring Breakout game, as the Rays’ No. 4 prospect crushed two home runs --

LIVE: Rays-Twins Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On Saturday, March 16, the Twins will host the Rays at Hammond Stadium in Spring Breakout, a first-of-its-kind exhibition featuring the top prospects in each farm system. Here’s everything to know about that game and this exciting new event. What is Spring Breakout? MLB Spring Breakout

Get to know Kevin Cash's son's favorite prospect

March 15, 2024

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