- Is capable of reaching 100 MPH on the gun. He has played for three different institutions. Most recently at Cal State Sacramento, previously at ___ and ___.
Ely Echarry- RHP
Jacob Faria- RHP
DOB: July 30, 1993—Gahr H.S. (Cerritos, California)
Acquired: TBR in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft
Scouting Report: According to PerfectGame.com Faria has a "Taller body, thin lean build, projectable body, 3/4 arm slot, long arm action, arm speed, loose arm, occasional armside run on FB, some down plane, online delivery, some late effort, sink FB, 11/5 CB, sink CH, can stay back longer, projects."
Additionally, since high school, Faria has increased his FB velocity, capable of reaching 93 MPH on the gun. He prefers a two-seam fast-ball with great drop. Groundballs are his signature method of outing hitters.
2011: Pitched 15.2 innings for the GCL Rays in 6 appearances. Posted a 2.87 ERA with a 0-1 win-loss record. Walked only one batter and struck out 14 hitters. Good for 8 K's per 9 innings. Posted a WHIP of 1.02.
Faria attended Gahr H.S. It is considered one of the most ethnically diverse high school's in the nation with a minority rate of 70%. Same high school as Jim Zorn.
At Gahr, his ERA was 1.75 in three varsity seasons. 18-3 record in 21 total starts.
After his senior year before signing with Tampa Bay, he was committed to BWC powerhouse Cal. State Fullerton.
Willie Gabay- RHP
2012 Draft: Round 15: 482nd Overall: Herkimer County Community College (N.Y.)
6'1"-180lbs Throws: R
Willie Gabay is a solid presence on the mound. Having pitched at Herkimer County Community College in New York, he tossed 58 + plus innings allowing only 38 hits while striking out a whopping 91 batters. He also finished his spring campaign with a shining 6-1 record and a 2.62 ERA.
2012 All Mountain Valley Conference Baseball Team and named a First Team All-Division III performer
Head Scout of Prospect Nation cites Gabay as "Very athletic…with a good arm." Gabay brings a solid low-90 MPH fastball to his arsenal that also includes a changeup and slider. Gabay is at times wild on the mount, a negative trait that the Rays may play to his advantage after bringing him into the minor league system.
Gabay was originally at Austin Peay and was a track and field athlete. In fact he was a First-Team All-Northern County in 55-meter hurdles in high school and posted nation's 17th best time of 2009 in 200-meter hurdles (28.34) according to MileSplit US.
***SIGNED ON JUNE 12TH***
Guerrero, Joan- LHP
Born: 1/22/91-- San Pedro de Macorís, DR
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 4th, 2007
Height: 6' 2"
Scouting Report: Having played three plus years in the Rays DSL, the road to the official minor league system for Guerrero was not taken without ultimate caution. He posted a 4.34 ERA with a 7-15 record from 2008-2011, including a 1-5 win/loss split with a 6.68 ERA in the GCL last season, that included 12 total appearances in 31.0 innings. Baseball News Network notes that Guerrero has an 89-90 MPH fastball and his superior category is movement coupled with the advantage of throwing left-handed. His location is seen as questionable although he has totaled 89 walks in almost 200 innings pitched for his career. Additionally, Guerrero has produced 48% of his outs via the groundball signaling an ability to keep the ball low in the hitting zone. His most notable pitches are a cut-fastball, fastball, and changeup and he has three option years left on his contract.
Kevin James- LHP
Pedro Silvestre- RHP
Blake Snell- LHP
Bruedlin Suero- LHP
Jonathan Weaver- RHP
Round 21: 662nd Overall: Central Michigan University: Franklin Park, Illinois (East Leyden (Ill.) H.S.)
A 17th Round selection by the Chicago White Sox in the 2008 Major League Draft, Jon Weaver is a tall and lanky bullpen arm that bounced back from a rocky 2011 to become one of the premier relief pitchers in the Mid-American Conference for the 2012 campaign.
Weaver led the Chippewas pitching staff with 26 appearances this season, including only one run allowed for the final half of those outings. He notched seven saves as a shut down closer and completed his final season in the collegiate ranks with a 2.66 ERA, all the while improving his location and velocity as another relief arm in the Rays minor league ranks.
Rays Digest Interview: (Weaver on his Pitch Arsenal)
"I throw four pitches: a sinker that generally sits 91-93 and can get up to 94. I also throw a modified circle changeup that has good depth and run at times and that I can keep down in the zone. I throw both a slider and a curveball, with the slider being the better of the two and the curveball as more of a show-me pitch."
n Right handed Catcher
n Bats/Throws: Right/Right
n Born: 07/09/93 in Punto de Fijo, VEN
n Height: 6'0"
n Weight: 195
n Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 14, 2009
n The most dominant player in the VSL last season. In 69 games Hernandez hit an astounding .402 batting average and hat 96 hits in 239 at bats. His power numbers were also extraordinary as Hernandez had 21 home runs and 66 RBI. His combined average in two VSL seasons was .348 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI.
n He received many accolades for his great 2011 campaign. Hernandez was the VSL MVP and named to the VSL All-Star team. He won the VSL triple crown and set records in the league for home runs and RBI in a season. Hernandez also led the VSL in on-base percentage (.503) and slugging (.732).
Brandon Martin- SS
DOB: 08/24/1993—Anaheim, California
Santiago H.S.—Corona, California
38th Overall Pick in the June 2011 Amateur Draft
2011: Played for the GCL Rays and hit .255. But his on-base percentage was .386. He totaled 57 plate appearances in his short Florida stint. He is still just 18 years old as he transitions to the Appalachian League this season.
Redman, Reid- 3B
Round 23: 722nd Overall: 2B Reid Redman: Texas Tech: Midland, TX
-Scrappy and productive are two adjectives that apply to the game brought by Big-12 third baseman Reid Redman. With father Dale Redman, a four-year letterman and career .325 hitter as his mentor, the path to Texas Tech was more difficult than most for Redman who transferred from Midland College after his sophomore season.
Redman's game improved dramatically from high school at Midland as he compiled a .360 batting average in his sophomore season before transferring to the Div. I level.
In Lubbock, Redman has appeared in 92 total contests, batting a combined .322 in two seasons with a noteworthy .389 OBP. In his junior season he committed only one error defensively. Redman came back for another great season his senior year after breaking a bone in his left foot in March. In his senior season, Redman finished at a .325 batting average clip, including 41 hits in just 34 total games.
William (Willie) Argo
James Harris Jr.
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