Appy notes: Rays' Schnell applying lessons

No. 15 Tampa prospect soaked up vets' advice while rehabbing

A first-round pick in 2018, Nick Schnell is batting .289 with a .365 OBP through 11 Appalachian League games. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Bob Sutton | July 16, 2019 10:40 AM ET

After rehab stints allowed him to get advice from more seasoned players, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Nick Schnell is ready to go with Rookie Advanced Princeton.

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Rays promote Sanchez to Triple-A Durham

No. 33 overall prospect headed to Minors' top level at 21

Jesus Sanchez hit nine home runs over 105 games during his time at Double-A, dating back to last season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 11, 2019 2:25 PM ET

The Rays officially promoted No. 33 overall prospect Jesus Sanchez from Double-A Montgomery to Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

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Three Bulls toss seven-inning no-hitter

Two-way threat Cronenworth combines with Santos, Sulser

Jake Cronenworth has not allowed an earned run and leads the International League in batting. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | July 5, 2019 8:11 PM ET

Two-way threat Jake Cronenworth combined with Luis Santos and Cole Sulser on a seven-inning no-hitter as Triple-A Durham beat Gwinnett, 5-0, in the opener of Friday's doubleheader.

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Bulls' Lowe cranks three dingers

No. 9 Rays prospect posts sixth three-homer game in IL this year

Nate Lowe has hit nine home runs in the International League since the beginning of June. (Cameron Chambers/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 2, 2019 10:45 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 9 prospect Nate Lowe collected his first multi-homer game of the year and a milestone to lead Triple-A Durham to an 8-2 win over Charlotte.

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Rays' Franco headlines Players of the Week

Top overall prospect went 10-for-18 in first foray with Stone Crabs

Wander Franco collected multiple hits in each of his first four games in the Florida State League. (Charlotte Stone Crabs)

By Sam Dykstra | July 1, 2019 4:22 PM ET

Rays top prospect Wander Franco went 10-for-18 (.556) over his first five games in the Florida State League to highlight the latest group of Minor League Offensive Players of the Week.

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Rays' Liberatore deals first complete game

No. 46 overall prospect fans career-high 10 over seven innings

Matthew Liberatore has given up one earned run or fewer in seven of his eight starts for Bowling Green. (Chris Robertson/KZONE Images)

By Tyler Maun | June 29, 2019 1:29 AM ET

Rays No. 4 prospect Matthew Liberatore struck out a career-high 10 in his first complete game as Class A Bowling Green beat Great Lakes, 3-1, to complete a sweep of Friday's doubleheader.

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McKay's on the way to Majors

Rays No. 2 prospect expected to make first start Saturday

Brendan McKay will carry a career 1.85 ERA in the Minors into his Major League debut Saturday. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | June 27, 2019 11:30 PM ET

Second-ranked Tampa Bay prospect Brendan McKay was called up to The Show on Thursday and will make his big league debut against Texas on Saturday.

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Brujan ready to stir up Biscuits offense

Rays No. 6 prospect moves up after hitting .290 for Stone Crabs

Vidal Brujan joined Wander Franco as the second top prospect promoted by the Rays this week. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | June 27, 2019 9:46 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 6 prospect Vidal Brujan headed to the Southern League on Thursday after hitting .290/.357/.386 with 24 stolen bases in 44 games for the Class A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs.

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Stone Crabs' Franco notches three-hit effort

Game's top overall prospect has five knocks in two FSL games

Wander Franco has reached base six times through his first eight Florida State League plate appearances. (Charlotte Stone Crabs)

By Rob Terranova | June 27, 2019 1:39 AM ET

Top Tampa Bay Rays prospect Wander Franco recorded his first three-hit FSL performance and drove in a pair of runs as Class A Advanced Charlotte edged Fort Myers, 3-2.

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Rays' Franco heading up to Stone Crabs

Baseball's top overall prospect promoted to Florida State League

In less than two seasons of pro ball, Wander Franco sports a .335 average with 88 runs and 86 RBIs. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | June 23, 2019 10:41 PM ET

Wander Franco, the highest-ranked prospect in baseball, has been promoted to the Florida State League and is expected to join the Stone Crabs on Tuesday.

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