19-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Ciuffo has yet to advance past rookie ball since getting drafted out of high school in 2013, advancing through the Raysí system at a tortoise-like pace, even by catcher standards. He slashed .224/.289...
Nick Ciuffo Contract Information:
Signed with the Rays in June 2013.
Ciuffo hit .258/.296/.308 with six doubles and 25 RBI in 43 games with the GCL Rays this season.
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Tampa Bay Rays Roster
MajorsAndriese, Matt (P)
AAAAcosta, Mayobanex (C)
AAHager, Jake (SS)
A+Bailey, Luke (C)
AAdames, Willy (SS)
RookieBauers, Jake (1B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ciuffo, the Rays' top pick in the 2013 MLB draft, signed early enough to log 43 games in the Gulf Coast League. He hit .258 with a .604 OPS but did not homer in his first taste of professional baseball. As a catcher drafted out of high school, he's still a few years away from the majors, but he seems to have solid enough defensive skills behind the plate to stay there in the organization. The power is expected to develop for him over time as he is a solid left-handed bat. He could begin the season in rookie-ball again with a goal of advancing to Low-A over the course of the season.