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Tampa Bay Rays: Top prospects report

It won't be too much longer before Rays fans see shortstop Willy Adames playing in Tampa Bay. Mike Janes/Four Seam Images/AP Photos

The Rays depend on their farm system as much as any team, but years of poor drafts have left them at a real disadvantage, something they’ve managed to get around only with some shrewd trades. That said, their past few drafts are starting to bear fruit, they have a pair of very promising Latin American teenagers, and they’ve aimed for a bit more upside in recent deals. So there’s some quiet upside here -- it could be a top-15 system in a year, maybe better with a strong draft.

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