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Rays’ Franco repeats as top overall prospect

Tampa Bay boasts league-high eight players in MLB.com's Top 100
January 28, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the Rays reign supreme in the prospect world. Led by consensus No. 1 overall prospect Wander Franco, Tampa Bay boasts a Major League-high eight prospects on MLB.com's Top 100 list, released Thursday night. Following Franco at the top are the No. 1 overall picks in

State of the System: Tampa Bay Rays

Arozarena brings the thunder while Rays await Franco's debut
@MavalloneMiLB
December 21, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Arozarena belts parting shot in World Series

Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect caps postseason with 10 home runs
@tylermaun
October 28, 2020

In what turned out to be the season’s final night, Randy Arozarena took a bow. Though it wasn’t enough to extend the World Series, Tampa Bay’s No. 19 prospect became the first player in Major League history with 10 homers in the postseason, blasting a solo shot in the first

Arozarena sets postseason hit record

Rays No. 19 prospect notches 27th knock in World Series Game 5
@RobTnova24
October 26, 2020

Randy Arozarena again separated himself in playoff lore. The 19th-ranked Rays prospect set the postseason hits record with an RBI single in the third inning of a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The record-setting

Arozarena sets postseason homer record

Rays No. 19 prospect hits ninth in Game 4 of World Series
October 25, 2020

Randy Arozarena’s phenomenal postseason run already was historic. Now, again, he stands alone in the record books. The Rays’ No. 19 prospect homered in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series, setting a Major League record with nine big flies this postseason and providing one of several

Rays' Arozarena claims two more playoff records

No. 19 prospect passes Jeter, ties Bonds with World Series homer
@jtbloss
October 24, 2020

With one swing, Randy Arozarena tacked two records onto his historic playoff tear. The No. 19 Rays prospect’s ninth-inning home run in Game 3 of the World Series gave Arozarena 23 hits this postseason, eclipsing Derek Jeter’s 1996 mark for the most by a rookie. And because the knock left

Arozarena makes ALCS MVP history with Rays

Rays No. 19 prospect also breaks rookie postseason homer record
October 17, 2020

Randy Arozarena did it again. The Rays’ No. 19 prospect clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning of Saturday’s Game 7 contest between Tampa Bay and Houston, setting the tone early as the Rays went on to defeat the Astros 4-2 and advance to the World Series for the

Garcia, Astros survive Arozarena's latest fireworks

Astros No. 13 prospect posts two zeros in start; slugger ties record
@brianjstultz
October 15, 2020

Luis Garcia gave the Astros exactly what they needed from him in a win-or-go-home scenario Thursday. Houston's No. 13 prospect worked around two walks and a hit batsman while fanning one in two scoreless frames as the Astros survived the latest power display by Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect Randy

Arozarena keeps slugging for Tampa Bay

No. 19 Rays prospect mashes fifth dinger of postseason
@AndrewAtBatt
October 15, 2020

There's being in the middle of a hot streak, and then there's what Randy Arozarena has been doing this postseason. Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Rays fell, 4-3, to the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series

Hits just keep on coming for Rays' Arozarena

Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect posts fifth multi-hit effort of playoffs
@MavalloneMiLB
October 13, 2020

His team may be seven wins shy of a World Series title, no one would blame Randy Arozarena for wanting the 2020 season to go on forever. Buoyed by two more hits from one of baseball's hottest hitters, Tampa Bay doubled up Houston, 4-2, on Monday to take a 2-0

Arozarena remains electric for Rays

No. 19 prospect launches fourth homer of postseason
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

He did it again. Randy Arozarena homered for the fourth time this postseason, smacking a solo shot that put Tampa Bay on the board en route to a 2-1 victory over the Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. "He’s having a lot of fun right now,’’

This time, Arozarena's power pays off for Rays

Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect homers on another multi-hit night
@tylermaun
October 7, 2020

Randy Arozarena keeps hitting, and Tuesday's effort helped pull his team even in the series. A night after homering in a three-hit performance, Tampa Bay’s No. 19 prospect belted another long ball and added a single to help lead the Rays to a 7-5 win over the Yankees, leveling their

Rays' Arozarena a hit in postseason play

Club's No. 19 prospect goes yard, ties career high with three hits
@MavalloneMiLB
October 5, 2020

Randy Arozarena might have been a relative unknown to Tampa fans even a month ago. That's not the case anymore. The No. 19 Rays prospect homered, singled twice and scored two runs, but it wasn't enough to overcome the four Yankee home runs that propelled the Bronx Bombers to a

Rays' Arozarena makes postseason splash

No. 19 prospect triples, scores run in Game 1 win over Jays
@RobTnova24
September 29, 2020

Randy Arozarena is no stranger to postseason success. The 19th-ranked Rays prospect was an integral part of Triple-A Memphis' run to the Pacific Coast League championship in 2018. Arozarena started all eight playoff games for the Redbirds that year and posted a .407/.485/.741 slash line with a pair of homers,

Arozarena amazes as Rays clinch division

No. 19 prospect homers twice; Tampa Bay locks up AL East
@katiejwoo
September 24, 2020

On the verge of clinching their first division title since 2010, the Tampa Bay Rays were looking for a celebration. Randy Arozarena was the perfect party planner.

Carlson leads fast-moving Cards prospects

Outfielder breaks out; Sosa, Arozarena, Fernandez hit Majors
@Kelsie_Heneghan
December 11, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.It was a big year for the Cardinals, who reached the postseason for the first time

Arozarena Named Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month

Outfielder Wins Award for the Second-Straight Month
August 2, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis Redbirds outfielder Randy Arozarena has been named the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for July, the organization announced Friday.In 26 games in the month at Memphis, Arozarena hit .378 with three home runs, 10 doubles, 14 RBI, and three stolen bases. He

Arozarena cycles in Redbirds' slugfest

Cardinals No. 13 prospect completes feat by fifth inning
July 26, 2019

Randy Arozarena needed only half a ballgame to make history on Friday night.The Cardinals' No. 13 prospect ripped a two-run triple in the fifth inning to complete the third cycle in franchise history as Triple-A Memphis outslugged Oklahoma City, 13-10, at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. He finished the night 4-for-6 with

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 3

Astros' Beer stays hot; Rays' Brujan enjoying Southern League
July 4, 2019

Astros DH Seth Beer, Double-A Corpus Christi: 4-for-5, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R -- Houston's No. 8 prospect followed up Tuesday's three-hit performance with four more hits, including a homer, in the Hooks' loss to Frisco. Beer has four multi-hit performances in his last seven games, during which he's 13-for-29 (.448)

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 30

Astros' Tucker blasts slam; Cardinals' Arozarena logs four hits
July 1, 2019

Astros OF Kyle Tucker, Triple-A Round Rock: 1-for-2, HR, 2 BB, 4 RBI, 2 R -- Houston's second-ranked prospect crushed the second grand slam of his career in the Express' 7-6 win over the Storm Chasers. He wasted no time doing so, clearing the bases in his first trip of

Tatis continues strong spring for Padres

Second overall prospect collects three hits, pair of doubles
March 16, 2019

While Manny Machado went 0-for-3 in a loss to the Giants in Scottsdale, the 20-year-old who could soon join him on the left side of the infield at Petco Park reminded Padres fans why that's something they'd like to see, sooner rather than later.Fernando Tatis Jr., MLB.com's No. 2 overall prospect,

Padres' Tatis belts first spring homer

Game's No. 2 overall prospect swats two-run shot in third inning
February 26, 2019

Fernando Tatis Jr. keeps giving Padres fans justification for their excitement.San Diego's top prospect blasted his first home run of the spring, a two-run shot to left-center field in the third inning off Chase Anderson that proved to be the difference in the Friars' 3-1 win over the Brewers at

Fast-rising Gorman leads Cards All-Stars

Third baseman reached full-season level just weeks after Draft
December 14, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.St. Louis barely missed the playoffs this year and already has set about making sure

Toolshed: Winter Leaguers building stock

Prospects playing in Caribbean leagues have things to prove
November 27, 2018

Goodbye to fall ball. Hello to winter ball.The Arizona Fall League season came to a close before Thanksgiving, but that only meant the ending of baseball in the United States. There's still plenty of cowhide being thrown around in Winter Leagues, specifically around the Caribbean in the Dominican Republic, Puerto

Redbirds roll to second straight PCL title

Co-MVP Arozarena homers twice, plates five in Memphis repeat
September 16, 2018

For the Memphis Redbirds, it's "déjà vu all over again" -- in more ways than one.Cardinals No. 6 prospectRandy Arozarena homered twice and drove in all five runs and 18th-ranked Jake Woodford allowed three hits over 7 1/3 innings as Memphis beat Fresno, 5-0, on Saturday at AutoZone Park to