Today, we unveil the Rays’ 10 best prospects entering 2023, a group that includes six Top 100 Prospects with no shortage of talent behind them.
We’ll be chatting the Rays farm system at 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. You can submit your questions ahead of time here.
Here’s how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.
PROJECTED 2026 LINEUP
Catcher: Francisco Mejia (30)
First Base: Kyle Manzardo (25)
Second Base: Wander Franco (25)
Third Base: Isaac Paredes (27)
Shortstop: Carson Williams (22)
Left Field: Randy Arozarena (31)
Center Field: Josh Lowe (28)
Right Field: Brandon Lowe (31)
Designated Hitter: Curtis Mead (25)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Tampa Bay’s Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter For Average: Curtis Mead
Best Power Hitter: Junior Caminero
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Osleivis Basabe
Fastest Baserunner: Greg Jones
Best Athlete: Mason Auer
Best Fastball: Shane Baz
Best Curveball: Calvin Faucher
Best Slider: Shane Baz
Best Changeup: Austin Vernon
Best Control: Taj Bradley
Best Defensive Catcher: Rene Pinto
Best Defensive Infielder: Carson Williams
Best Infield Arm: Carson Williams
Best Defensive Outfielder: Mason Auer
Best Outfield Arm: Mason Auer