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Ranking Tampa Bay Rays’ Top 5 Pitching Prospects

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Ranking the Tampa Bay Rays' Top 5 Pitching Prospects

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The Tampa Bay Rays are constantly bringing up pitcher after pitcher. Tampa Bay always have some of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball. Here are their top pitching prospects.

5. Nathan Karns

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5. Nathan Karns

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In the Washington Nationals' farm system, Karns went 10-6 with a 3.26 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 133 innings pitched. He needs to refine his command, but should be a quality pitcher in MLB.

4. Alex Colome

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4. Alex Colome

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In the minors, Colome started 14 games and went 4-6 with a 3.07 ERA. He also made three major league starts in which he did very well in. He's facing a PED suspension, but has terrific stuff and is almost ready for the big leagues.

3. Enny Romero

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3. Enny Romero

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Enny Romero had a solid year in the minors last season. In 27 starts, Romero went 11-7 with a 2.26 ERA. When promoted to triple-A, he pitched eight innings, gave up two hits, no runs and struck out two. He can consistently hit 95 mph. He projects as a third starter in MLB.

2. Taylor Guerrieri

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2. Taylor Guerrieri

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In 14 starts, Guerrieri went 6-2 with an incredible ERA of 2.01. He has an outstanding curveball and changeup, and is able to fool hitters easily by mixing his pitches. Unfortunately, he will miss the season because of Tommy John surgery.

1. Jake Odorizzi

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1. Jake Odorizzi

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Jake Odorizzi is currently the Rays' best pitching prospect. In 22 games started last season in the minors, the young pitcher went 9-6 with a respectable 3.33 ERA. Odorizzi should be a No. 2 or No. 3 starter in MLB in the next year or so.