MiLB.com announced their top 50 prospects for the 2009 season. As expected, the number one prospect is Rays pitcher David Price. He has number one starter stuff, and has very good mentality for facing major leaguers. At number #2, Baltimore Oriole's 1st round pick for 2007 draft, switch-hitting catcher Matt Wieters. A steal in the 2007 draft, he tore up the Double-A and Single-A level this year, batting .355 with a total of 27 home runs and 1.053 OPS in both levels. And according to the video report, he has a great chance of starting opening day 2009 for the Orioles and the front-runner for Rookie of the Year. We should start seeing him playing against the Rays in the near future.
As for other Rays prospects listed were: #22 SS Tim Beckham, #31 RHP Wade Davis, and #39 RHP Jeremy Hellickson. More in-depth on these in my Top 11 prospects list.
No moves by the Rays or any of the top free agent class this year. We should expect to see some moves next week at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.