The 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List is out, and the No. 22 prospect is a player with a ton of potential. He’s an outfielder with a great combination of speed, power and athleticism. He’s already shown that he can hit for average and power, and he has the tools to become a five-tool player. He’s also a great defender with a strong arm and good instincts. He’s already making waves in the minor leagues, and he’s quickly becoming one of the most talked-about prospects in the game. Read on to find out more about this exciting young player and what he could bring to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2023.
2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 22
The 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 22 is an annual ranking of the top prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. It is compiled by members of the DRaysBay community, a fan-run website dedicated to all things Rays. This year’s list features some of the top prospects in the organization, including infielder Wander Franco, outfielder Luis Gonzalez and right-handed pitcher Shane Baz.
Wander Franco is a 19-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic and the top prospect in the Rays organization. He is currently playing for the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Rays’ High-A affiliate. Franco has been on the rise since he signed with the Rays in 2017, and he is now considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball. He is a switch-hitter with a great eye for the strike zone, and he has the potential to be a five-tool player. His bat speed and power are both impressive, and he has the potential to be a top-of-the-lineup hitter.
Luis Gonzalez is a 21-year-old outfielder from Venezuela. He is currently playing for the Montgomery Biscuits, the Rays’ Double-A affiliate. Gonzalez is a left-handed hitter with a great approach at the plate. He has the potential to be a power hitter, and he has the speed to be a threat on the base paths. He has the potential to be an everyday outfielder in the majors, and he could be a key piece of the Rays’ future lineup.
Shane Baz is a 20-year-old right-handed pitcher from Texas. He is currently playing for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Rays’ Low-A affiliate. Baz has a mid-90s fastball and a sharp breaking ball. He has the potential to be a front-of-the-rotation starter, and he could be a key piece of the Rays’ future pitching staff.
The 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 22 features some of the top prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Wander Franco, Luis Gonzalez and Shane Baz are all highly touted prospects with the potential to be key pieces of the Rays’ future. It will be interesting to see how these prospects develop over the next few years and if they can live up to their potential.