2. Curtis Mead
Curtis is the best hitting prospect in the Rays org, and I dont know if it is really close. The right handed Australian has raked this year posting a 166 wRC+. He has versatility as well playing 3B, 2B, and 1B so far this season. https://t.co/099hr2oHbt
A prospect that should be getting more love:
Rays top 5 prospect Curtis Mead
Comes w/ 60 hit + 55 power tools
2022 stats in 20 games:
Pure hitter won’t steal a ton or add much value in the field, but this dude continues to rake
Curtis Mead gets on-base, hits a ton of doubles, and is the best Australian position player since Dave Nilsson.
He’s going to play on the left side of the Rays infield with Wander Franco for a long time.
Buy his cards. https://t.co/bFk60iU9hl
@216BaseballPod Love espino, and love your position player prospects. Another set of guys I've always loved were Kwan (Yay), Alexfri Planez, Halpin and Jonkhensy Noel. You guys know how to develop on all sides. Sure the rays found guys like Curtis Mead and McClanahan, but I'll take cleveland
Let's take a look at what both of them might offer. Any deal will likely include a combination of established players and prospects.
BTV Total: $209.2
With the No. 4 pick in the 2022 prospect draft, the St. Paul Apostles select Curtis Mead, CI, Tampa Bay Rays.
The @MilwaukeeBrave1 are now on the clock with a pick due by 4 p.m. ET.
Could this be '23 #Rays Opening day Infield?
(ages to begin '23 in brackets)
1B Curtis Mead (22) RHB, Jon Aranda (24) LHB
2B Taylor Walls (26) SHB
SS Wander Franco (22) SHB
3B Isaac Paredes (24) RHB, Vidal Bruján (25) SHB
*Note: all of these guys can move around INF
3/30 Tampa Bay Rays Lineup:
1 RF Josh Lowe
2 LF Harold Ramirez
3 CF Luke Raley
4 1B Ryon Healy
5 C Francisco Mejia
6 SS Taylor Walls
7 3B Curtis Mead
8 2B Miles Mastrobuoni
9 DH Diego Infante
SP:Josh Fleming #RaysUp #MLB
@RaysMetrics FG has Sanchez at number 27 in a weak Phillies system , couldn’t even get a real shot last season in a horrible Phillies pen. Curtis Mead meanwhile is number 3 in a stacked Rays system. All 29 other teams should have a poster of Mead on their wall labeled “Never Forget” 😂
Curtis Mead is the latest Rays prospect to come out of nowhere — or, in his case, from Down Under.
Could he become just the third Australian hitter to secure an everyday role in the majors?
Good on ya, mate.
Few things in baseball are as rare as a good Australian hitter, and leave it to -- who else? -- the Rays to have one.
My feature for @TheAthleticMLB on Top 100 prospect Curtis Mead:
Example of a deal that could work:
#Rays send 3B Curtis Mead, 2B Xavier Edwards, 1B Ji-Man Choi, and LHP Jacob Lopez to A's in return for 1B Matt Olson & low level prospect. Is that enough for #Athletics? https://t.co/MUiWiCcQEb
@PITPiratesChat - Sign OF/DH Andrew McCutchen
- Sign OF Seiya Suzuki
- Sign 1B Ryan McBroom
- Sign C Chance Sisco to a MILB deal
- Sign Grayson Greiner to a 1 year MLB contract
- Sign LHP Danny Duffy and RHP Michael Pineda to MLB contracts
- Acquire INF Curtis Mead from Tampa Bay #LetsGoBucs
Only two Australian position players have logged more than 140 games in the majors, and only one had a positive WAR. Rays infield prospect Curtis Mead hopes to change that. #Rays #RaysUp
Yeah, Curtis Mead at 48 hurts — but we’ll see how that whole thing pans out.
The Rays fleeced as they are known to do, but Mead is somewhat positionless, and the Phillies have a lot of position troubles at the MLB level.
Cristopher Sanchez is also not exactly nothing… yet? https://t.co/yk113ZXp6I
@BSLOnTheVerge Rays have more, and that's despite shock of Taj Bradley & Jonathan Aranda not making the list:
11. Shane Baz
45. Josh Lowe
48. Curtis Mead
55. Vidal Brujan
77. Greg Jones
96. Seth Johnson
110. Xavier Edwards
112. Heriberto Hernandez
AL East continues to be +++tough
Potential #Rays AA crew for '22:
2B Brett Wisely, Connor Hollis
3B Curtis Mead
1B Evan Edwards, Jacson McGowan
RF Grant Witherspoon
CF Kameron Misner, Hill Alexander
LF Jordan Qsar, Niko Hulsizer
SS Tyler Frank, Alika Williams
C Blake Hunt, Roberto Alvarez
@WillSugeStats Foscue is very good, struggled a bit in AA but his power and hit tools are great. Curtis Mead screams Rays prospect in the way that he's super toolsy and rushes through the minors. Doesn't walk a ton but his contact, decent power, and rarely striking out make him valuable