2016 Position Players
Of the 19 Durham Bulls who played in 25 games or more in 2016, just 8 are in the major league camp with the Rays this spring. And of those, 3 are on the 40-man roster of the Rays, having a shot at sticking with the team. For more info, check out our end-of-season report here.
Here's last season's group, listed in order of # of games played. Players now in the Rays camp are in bold.
Richie Shaffer, 199 games: Now with Cleveland Indians (via Mariners, Phillies, and Reds over the winter)
- Daniel Robertson, 118 games with Bulls in 2016: On Rays 40-man. Infielder. 22 years old. Not having a particularly good spring with 23 ABs and just 2 hits.
- Dayron Varona, 117 games in 2016: Non-Roster invite to spring training. Outfielder. This spring: 6 hits in 18 ABs.
Jaff Decker, 99 games in 2016. Now with Oakland Athletics. Jake Goebbert, 93 games in 2016. Now with Arizona Diamondbacks. Taylor Motter, 88 games in 2016. Now with Seattle Mariners J.P. Arencibia, 78 games. Free agent?
- Jake Hager, 71 games with Bulls in 2016. Non-Roster Invite. Infielder. 23 years old. Spring so far: 21 ABs, 3 hits.
- Johnny Field, 69 games. NRI. Outfield. 16 ABs. 3 hits.
- Nick Franklin, 64 games. On 40-man. Infield. Having a decent spring, but only 18 AB and 9 hits.
- Luke Maile, 58 games. On 40-man. Catcher. 20 AB, 8 hits.
Kyle Roller, 50 games. Free agent?
- Casey Gillaspie, 47 games. NRI. Infield (1B). 24 years old. Impressive spring. 19 AB, 5 hits (2 HR).
- Patrick Leonard. 42 games. NRI. Infield. 18 AB, 4 hits.
Cameron Seitzer. 40 games. With Chicago White Sox Juniel Querecuto, 36 games. With San Francisco Giants Hank Conger. 30 games. With Arizona Diamondbacks. Mikie Mahtook, 27 games. With Detroit Tigers. Eury Perez, 17 games. With Pittsburgh Pirates (May see him with Indianapolis).
Update [14 March]: Ooops! This is position players only. Makes my head hurt trying to keep track of the pitchers.