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    Jason Hammel pitched a five-hit shutout Monday for Triple-A Durham.

    Hammel is about as uninteresting as any of the Rays' Triple-A starters from a fantasy perspective, but he's as deserving as anyone of getting the first chance to replace Jae Seo in the rotation. He has a 2.85 ERA and a .196 average against through 11 starts.
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    According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Devil Rays may call up Andy Sonnanstine from Triple-A to start Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    He would replace either Jae Seo or Casey Fossum in the rotation, and the Devil Rays may also call up J.P. Howell to grab a starting spot. An extreme control pitcher with outstanding minor league numbers.
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    Devil Rays optioned RHP Jae-Kuk Ryu to Triple-A Durham.

    The Rays plan to move Ryu back into the rotation at Triple-A. He had a 5.06 ERA in 21 1/3 innings while spending the first two months of the season in Tampa Bay's pen.
    Devil Rays recalled LHP J.P. Howell from Triple-A Durham.

    Howell gets the nod to join Tampa Bay's rotation even though he was Durham's fourth best starter. He allowed 40 runs -- 28 earned -- in 63 2/3 innings, giving him a 3.96 ERA. In his defense, he was quite a bit better lately. Still, on merit, Jason Hammel deserved this promotion.
    Devil Rays recalled RHP Andy Sonnanstine from Triple-A Durham.

    Sonnanstine, who had a 2.66 ERA in 11 starts at Durham, will join the rotation, pitching Tuesday after J.P. Howell goes on Sunday. Casey Fossum is getting sent to the bullpen. Sonnanstine is the superior option of the two newcomers in AL-only leagues, though it'd still be too risky to use him right away.
    Devil Rays activated LHP Jon Switzer from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

    He takes Jae Seo's 40-man roster spot. Switzer (shoulder) resumed pitching in the minors last week and may be a factor in the Tampa Bay bullpen before the end of June.
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    Devil Rays optioned RHP Chad Orvella to Triple-A Durham.

    Orvella had been scored upon in seven straight appearances, making it hard to believe he lasted as long as he did. Still exhibiting very little in the way of command, he gave up 16 runs -- 13 earned -- in eight innings.
    Devil Rays optioned RHP Tim Corcoran to Triple-A Durham.

    Corcoran is expected to be designated for assigment if the Rays are successful in signing Jay Witasick, as the club will need to open up a 40-man roster spot. Corcoran had a 6.75 ERA in 17 1/3 innings.
    Devil Rays recalled RHP Jason Hammel from Triple-A Durham.

    Hammel deserves a crack at a rotation spot with the way he's performed this year, but we imagine he's just happy to be back in the majors. He'll pitch in middle relief for now, and he should join the rotation later if his succeeds. Hammel was 4-5 with a 3.42 ERA, 61 H and 75/28 K/BB in 76 1/3 IP for Durham.
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    The Devil Rays enjoyed center stage with the No. 1 overall pick during the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. The excitement reached even more homes when the Draft was broadcast live from Orlando, Fla., for the first time in baseball history. Eyes from around the country watched as Tampa Bay used its first choice on David Price, and that will be the focus of this Saturday's "This Week in Baseball" on FOX.
    At the Draft, the show caught up with Rays special adviser Don Zimmer and Dave Martinez, one of the original Rays, to get an inside look at what Price will bring to the Rays. "This Week in Baseball" also sat down with Price himself to talk about his past, his big day and his future with the Tampa Bay organization. It seemed as though Price, a charismatic 21-year-old southpaw pitcher out of Vanderbilt, was eager to begin his professional career.

    "This Week in Baseball" producer Allison Potocki said the interaction was a very promising one.

    "The Rays hope for him to do very well in the future, and hope that in the very near future, he'll be playing in the big leagues," she said.

    The show also took an inside look at the Milwaukee Brewers' surprise pick -- Matt LaPorta, a power hitter from Florida who was chosen seventh overall. Featured on the segment is an interview with Gord Ash, the Brewers' assistant general manager, including why Milwaukee took a chance on LaPorta.

    The Draft is also discussed in a broader scope, with highlights throughout history regarding top picks, dark horses and where the career of each ended up, such as Mike Piazza, who was selected by the Dodgers in the 62nd round in 1988, and then went on to be a 12-time All-Star and potential future Hall of Famer.

    Actor Tom Cavanagh is showcased during the Front-Row Fan portion of the program, which delves into the sports world of Cavanagh, an avid baseball fan raised in Canada.

    Cavanagh has made several cameos on the comedy series "Scrubs," and most recently starred as hospital patient George Grieves in the thriller flick "Sublime."

    Baseball is more popular in Canada than one would think, said Cavanagh, who shares his favorite moments as a Blue Jays fan.

    For this week's The Pepsi Piece, TWIB takes a look at overall No. 1 Draft picks and the historical moments they've had while playing in the Major Leagues.

    "This Week in Baseball" airs throughout the week on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), SportsTime Ohio (STO) and Comcast SportsNet West. TWIB is also broadcast internationally in Australia, Canada, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama and Taiwán.

    "This Week in Baseball" will air on FOX at 3 p.m. ET. (times vary -- check local listings)
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    Rocco Baldelli (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

    Baldelli, who went 4-for-5 during an extended spring training game Friday, could return from the disabled list as soon as June 22.
    Doug Waechter (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with short-season Single-A Hudson Valley on Tuesday.

    Waechter will likely be assigned to Triple-A Durham when he's eligible to come of the disabled list.
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    Rocco Baldelli (hamstring) began a minor league rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A.

    Baldelli went 1-for-3 with a homer while serving as Durham's designated hitter and is expected to play center field Monday. Barring a setback, Baldelli is scheduled to return from the disabled list Friday.
    Desmond Jennings went 4-for-4 with three doubles and a walk Sunday for low Single-A Columbus.

    Jennings has followed up a down May by hitting .341/.429/.610 with seven steals in 13 games this month. At the rate he's progressing, he's well on his way to being one of the Rays' best position prospects.
    Seth McClung struck out three in two scoreless innings Sunday for Triple-A Durham.

    McClung is sporting a 1.86 ERA, but it's obvious the Rays still want to see more command before they give him another chance. He's walked 25 and struck out 44 in 38 2/3 innings.
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    Doug Waechter gave up two runs in three innings Friday in his debut for SS Single-A Hudson Valley.
    Waechter is recovering from October surgery to repair a torn labrum. It's a long shot that he'll see any time with the Rays in the second half.
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    Rotoworld Top 150 prospects

    D-Rays prospects:
    5. Evan Longoria - 3B Devil Rays - DOB: 10/07/85 - ETA: Sept. 2007
    Previous rankings: 2007 #19

    .301/.396/.522, 18 HR, 61 RBI, 63/43 K/BB, 3 SB in 316 AB for Double-A Montgomery

    The first hitter taken in the 2006 draft has met expectations, hitting 36 homers in 564 at-bats since selected third overall. He walked just once in 105 at-bats after getting moved up to Double-A last year, but his on-base skills are back in evidence this year. Longoria projects as a 30-homer guy in the majors, and it looks like he'll be able to remain at third base for at least the first half of his career. He likely will struggle to hit for average initially and he'll probably fall a little short of being a true All-Star, but he's going to an above average regular for a long time. He might debut this September and win a starting job next spring.
    23. Reid Brignac - SS Devil Rays - DOB: 01/16/86 - ETA: June 2008
    Previous rankings: mid-2006 #83, 2007 #31

    .254/.305/.425, 11 HR, 49 RBI, 52/27 K/BB, 10 SB in 339 AB for Double-A Montgomery

    Brignac hit .326/.382/.557 at Single-A Visalia last season and then .300/.355/.473 in 28 games after moving up to Double-A. Unfortunately, the production hasn't been there so far this season. He batted only .216 in May and .219 in June before bouncing back recently (he has three homers in his last four games). It's Brignac's bat that's supposed to be his strength. He no longer figures to change positions anytime soon, but he is rather error-prone and he doesn't offer more than average range. Odds are that he'll spend the latter portion of his career as a third baseman. The Rays, though, would like to make him their shortstop as soon as next year. He has 25-homer power. He'll probably never sport great OBPs, but he should be a quality regular anyway. It now looks like he'll need to at least begin 2008 in the minors, with Brendan Harris likely holding on to the starting job in April.
    24. Wade Davis - RHP Devil Rays - DOB: 09/07/85 - ETA: Aug. 2008
    Previous rankings: mid-2006 #79, 2007 #83

    3-0, 1.84 ERA, 54 H, 88/21 K/BB in 78 1/3 IP for Single-A Vero Beach
    3-0, 1.75 ERA, 22 H, 23/4 K/BB in 25 2/3 IP for Double-A Montgomery

    The Rays finally accelerated Davis' timetable a bit when they promoted him to Double-A last month. The 2004 third-round pick didn't get to pitch in full-season ball until 2006 and wasn't given a midseason bump then even though he deserved one. Davis can rush it to the plate at 93-96 mph, and concentrating on his curveball at the expense of his slider hasn't hurt his strikeout rate. He needs to keep working on his changeup, which just doesn't have as much action as it should. Still, he does help himself by being able to throw it for strikes. He should have a future as a workhorse No. 3 starter.
    27. Jake McGee - LHP Devil Rays - DOB: 08/06/86 - ETA: 2009
    Previous rankings: mid-2006 #114, 2007 #91

    5-3, 2.97 ERA, 70 H, 119/28 K/BB in 94 IP for Single-A Vero Beach

    Davis' promotion to Double-A broke up the pairing with McGee for the first time since both were drafted in 2004. They'll likely be reunited soon enough, probably first in Double-A and eventually in the Tampa Bay rotation by 2009. McGee has the greater upside of the two, though he's also the bigger injury risk. Using a very good low-90s fastball and an outstanding curveball, McGee has allowed only eight hits to left-handed hitters this season. He just needs a better changeup in order to fulfill his potential. I do worry about his arm, but he's managed to avoid problems so far.
    32. Jeff Niemann - RHP Devil Rays - DOB: 02/28/83 - ETA: Sept. 2007
    Previous rankings: 2005 #60, mid-2005 #74, 2006 #83, mid-2006 #49, 2007 #53

    9-5, 3.75 ERA, 101 H, 93/39 K/BB in 98 1/3 IP for Triple-A Durham

    Niemann, the fourth overall pick in the 2004 draft, has already set a new career high for innings this season. The 6-foot-9 right-hander underwent elbow surgery while at Rice and battled shoulder problems throughout his pro career until finally beating back the injury bug this season. Niemann displays No. 2-starter ability. He can throw in the mid-90s, and his slider is a true strikeout pitch. His changeup isn't as impressive, which is why left-handers are hitting .293 against him in Triple-A. I thought a healthy Niemann could be up for good by the All-Star break this year, but the Rays have been right to take it slow. He'll get a look in August or September, but he's probably a year away from having much in the way of fantasy value.
    68. Jeremy Hellickson - RHP Devil Rays - DOB: 04/08/87 - ETA: 2009
    Previous rankings: none

    6-2, 2.50 ERA, 54 H, 58/23 K/BB in 68 1/3 IP for low Single-A Columbus

    Hellickson lacks a classic starter's build, so he's one prospect the Rays could turn to for relief help at some point. However, if he can stay healthy, that might be wasting his talent. Hellickson has the makings of three major league pitches with his low-90s fastball, curve and changeup. The Rays have enough talent ahead of him that he won't be rushed, but he could be a factor by the end of 2009.
    75. Joel Guzman - 3B/OF Devil Rays - DOB: 11/24/84 - ETA: May 2008
    Previous rankings: mid-2002 #92, 2003 #112, mid-2003 #80, 2004 #126, mid-2004 #60, 2005 #4, mid-2005 #5, 2006 #6, mid-2006 #13, 2007 #63

    .262/.300/.436, 13 HR, 45 RBI, 81/16 K/BB, 7 SB in 298 AB for Triple-A Durham

    I just don't like giving up on power. Guzman, who has changed organizations once and positions multiple times over the last year and a half, was completely lost at the plate while amassing OPSs of 675 and 608 in the first two months of this season. He bounced back with a .327/.346/.515 line in June and has kept it going this month. While it's obvious that Guzman still has a lot to learn, he's only 22. He doesn't have to put it all together within the next year or two in order to have a career. Maybe it won't happen until he's 27 or 28, but I think he's going to have 30-homer seasons in the majors.
    88. Desmond Jennings - OF Devil Rays - DOB: 10/30/86 - ETA: 2010
    Previous rankings: none

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports Illustrator View Post
    Whenever there are any minor league updates from either the Triple-A, Double-A or Single A's farm system concerning the Tampa Bay Devil Rays team, You can post it here in this thread. You can also discuss about the topic here in this thread.

    It can be news updates from either a minor league players from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays team being injured, i just pumped a load on my buddy's face a highlight performance of any certain game or even if one of the minor leaguers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays team happen to be traded.

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    sice when did tampa bay get a ninja on there team.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITfootball73 View Post
    sice when did tampa bay get a ninja on there team.......
    What are you talking about?

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    Jeff Niemann threw six shutout innings to win his 11th game of the season.
    Evan Longoria homered as part of a three-hit night for Montgomery. Chris Mason allowed six hits and one run in six innings for the Biscuits.
    Jake McGee struck out eight in seven scoreless innings but Vero Beach still lost to Jupiter.
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    Triple-A Durham's Jeff Niemann left his start Monday after just five pitches with an apparent shoulder problem.

    Just when it looked like Niemann might put a healthy season together. He has a long history of shoulder issues, something that has prevented him from fulfilling his potential.
    This isn't good.

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    Third baseman Evan Longoria, the No. 3 overall pick in 2006, has reached Triple-A just shy of 14 months after signing with the Devil Rays. He joins Luke Hochevar, Brandon Morrow, Andrew Miller, Tim Lincecum and Ian Kennedy as other first-round picks from that draft to play at the Triple-A level—or above.

    The 21-year-old Longoria batted .307/.403/.528 in 381 at-bats for Double-A Montgomery, with Southern League-leading totals of 21 home runs, 76 RBIs and 78 runs scored.
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=506

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