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Who's in Camp? Durham Bulls from 2016

Monday, March 13, 2017 11:49
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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 seasons' group, listed in order of # of games played. Players 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. Free Agent?
  • 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).


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