Catching Rays: Projecting the 2013 Hot Rods Pitchers
Today starts a four-week journey into a broad projection of the 2013 Hot Rods roster. We’ll start this week by looking at the potential pitchers to suit up for Bowling Green in 2013 with a catcher, infielder, and outfielder projection to follow in the coming weeks.
Who were the late call-ups to Bowling Green in 2012?
Starters: Sean Bierman, Reinaldo Lopez
Relievers: Shay Crawford, Nick Sawyer, Jason Wilson
Who stood out in Princeton and Hudson Valley in 2012?
Hudson Valley Starters: Jeff Ames, Taylor Guerrieri, Jesse Hahn, Matthew Spann, Eduar Quinonez*
Hudson Valley Relievers: Kris Carlson, Rob Finneran, Ryan Garton, Brandon Henderson, Marcus Jensen, Jose Molina
Princeton Starters: Kevin James, Blake Snell
Princeton Relievers: Randy Davis
Who did the Rays draft at that position in 2011 and 2012 that has not been to Bowling Green yet?
2011: Andy Bass, Brooks Belter, Jacob Faria, Isaac Gil, Lucas Irvine, David Kubiak, Matthew Ramsey, Ryan Turner
2012: Kevin Brandt, Kris Carlson, Damion Carroll, Dylan Floro, Nolan Gannon, William Gabay, Lucas Goodgion, Jordan Harrison, Alex Keudell, Christopher Kirsch, Dayne Quist, Jonathan Weaver
There are 40 players listed here. The Rays will need to narrow this list down to 11-13 players by the end of Spring Training.
*Addendum: Thanks to commenter Tom Hood, who was spot-on in pointing out that Eduar Quinonez was 7-3 last season while striking out 52 in 62 innings.