2018 Tampa Bay Rays Instructional League Rosters and Schedule

Pitchers (25)

Newly acquired Shane Baz, 2017 1st rounder from Pittsburgh. Baz was included in the Archer deal. 2018 first rounders Matthew Liberatore, Shane McLanahan, and 2017 1st round pick Brendan McKay.

RHP: Shane Baz, Taj Bradley, Vincent Byrd, Eleardo Cabrera, Tanner Dodson, Miguel Lara, Easton McGee, Michael Mercado, Joel Peguero, Tommy Romero, Simon Rosenblum-Larson, Joe Ryan, Jhonleider Salinas, Alan Strong, Alex Valverde, and Stephen Yancey.

LHP: Matthew Liberatore, Resley Linares, Jose Lopez, Shane McLanahan, Brendan McKay, Luis Moncada, Steffon Moore, Francisco Sanchez, Nick Sprengel.

Catchers: (8)

Ronaldo Hernandez is the one to watch in this group. The 20 year old slashed .284/.339/.494 with 21 HR in A ball. Probably more impressive is the 15% K rate showing that he is capable of generating power while maintaining a quality contact rate.

Roberto Alvarez, Michael Berglund, Chris Betts, Dawson Dimon, Ronaldo Hernandez, Kevin Melendez, Julio Meza, and Erik Osterberg.

Infielders: (13)

Lots of exciting prospects on the infield. Vidal Brujan has seen his stock soar in 2018 but even his helium rise is minuscule compared to Wander Franco. Rays’ 2018 2nd rounder Tyler Frank will be in camp as well. Brendan McKay will look to strengthen his case of becoming the first drafted two way player.

Vidal Brujan, Wander Franco, Tyler Frank, Osmy Gregorio, Connor Hollis, Kaleo Johnson, Jelfry Marte, Jacson McGowan, Brendan McKay, Ford Proctor, Zach Rutherford, Carlos Vargas, and Taylor Walls

Outfielders: (10)

Nick Schnell was drafted 32nd overall in June. Has a 5 tool profile but is raw.

Beau Brundage, Tanner Dodson, Kea’von Edwards, Moises Gomez, Yunior Martinez, Tony Pena, Jordan Qsar, Aldenis Sanchez, Nick Schnell, Grant Witherspoon

Hitters Camp: (9)

Jake Cronenworth, Josh Lowe, Thomas Milone, Kevin Padlo, Jermaine Palacios, David Rodriguez, Adrian Rondon, Jesus Sanchez, and Nick Solak

Pitchers Mini Camp: (3)

Sam McWilliams, Riley O’Brien, and Curtis Taylor


Tuesday, September 18 CAMP DAY

Thursday, September 20 Rays @ Orioles 12:00PM

Saturday, September 22 CAMP DAY

Monday, September 24 Rays @ Red Sox 1:00 PM

Thursday, September 27 Red Sox @ Rays 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 29 CAMP DAY

Monday, October 1 Orioles @ Rays 1:00 PM

Wednesday, October 3 CAMP DAY @ Tropicana Field

Friday, October 5 CAMP DAY