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Toolshed: Rays will make most of middle infield

Tampa Bay boasts six middle infielders among its Top 30 prospects
March 13, 2020

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- At some point in the hopefully not-too-distant future when the coronavirus pandemic passes, people are safe, rosters are being set and the season is around the corner, the Tampa Bay organization is going to have some tough decisions to make, specifically in the middle infield of

Stone Crabs score seven to stun Marauders 7-6

Charlotte pulls off miraculous comeback in ninth inning
June 10, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (June 10, 2019) - Ronaldo Hernandez delivered the walk-off hit Monday, completing a miraculous Charlotte Stone Crabs' comeback that stunned the Bradenton Marauders 7-6 at Charlotte Sports Park.Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Hernandez was hit by a pitch by Bradenton (35-28) reliever Logan Stoelke

Long balls lift Stone Crabs past Mets 6-1

Walls, Haley both homer in win
May 31, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (May 31, 2019) - The Charlotte Stone Crabs used a pair of home runs to power past the St. Lucie Mets 6-1 at Charlotte Sports Park Friday.Stone Crabs (28-26) infielders Taylor Walls and Jim Haley each delivered homers against St. Lucie (27-27) starter Dedniel Nunez (0-1) as

Zunino, pitching staff shut down Threshers 7-0

Stone Crabs turn in four-hit shutout of Clearwater
May 28, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (May 28, 2019) - Rays rehabber Mike Zunino reached base five times Tuesday, as the Charlotte Stone Crabs' pitching staff turned in a four-hit shutout of the Clearwater Threshers in a 7-0 win at Charlotte Sports Park. Zunino went 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and three

Campbell shines, Walls homers in 6-2 win over Miracle

Walls drives in three in return from injured list
May 6, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (May 6, 2019) - Paul Campbell turned in a gem and Taylor Walls drove in three in his return from the injured list Monday, as the Charlotte Stone Crabs beat the Fort Myers Miracle 6-1 at Charlotte Sports Park. Campbell (3-3) went 6.2 innings for the second

Walls home run lifts Stone Crabs past Marauders 3-2

O'Brien strikes out eight to earn win
April 9, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (April 9, 2019) - Taylor Walls delivered a three-run home run and Riley O'Brien struck out eight to lift the Charlotte Stone Crabs past the Bradenton Marauders 3-2 at Charlotte Sports Park Tuesday.O'Brien, the Stone Crabs (3-3) starting pitcher, allowed just one run on three hits over

Walls continues to rake for Hot Rods

Rays No. 30 prospect notches second straight four-hit game
May 30, 2018

As a switch-hitter, Taylor Walls has developed a unique routine to find a rhythm from both sides of the plate. To say it's been working the past few days would be an understatement. The 30th-ranked Rays prospect collected four hits for the second straight game, falling a homer shy of the

Toolshed: Players of the 2017 postseason

Bulls' Bauers, Redbirds' O'Neill highlight clutch playoff performers
September 22, 2017

It certainly proved to be an interesting set of Minor League playoffs over the past couple weeks. Hurricane Irma grabbed the biggest headlines by causing the cancellation of the Southern, Carolina and Florida State League Finals, forcing all three circuits to crown co-champions. But that aside, 17 Minor League clubs