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Rays To Promote Top Prospect Blake Snell For Debut Against Yanks

Blake Snell

MiLB.com reported on Friday that the Tampa Rays will promote their Top Prospect, Blake Snell, who will make his Major League debut against the New York Yankees on Saturday in the Bronx.

Snell was drafted by the Rays in the 1st round (52nd overall) of the 2011 MLB June Amateur draft and in six minor league seasons he posted a 34-25 record, with a 2.74 ERA and 488 strikeouts in 436.1 innings.

The Seattle native has been with the organization since he was 18 years old, and now at 23 he gets the opportunity to pitch in the majors in the biggest stage in baseball, Yankee Stadium.

Snell, who is ranked No. 12 on the MLB.com prospect list, is coming off a career 2015 season where he was honored with the Minor League Player of the Year award after spending time between Class-A, Double-A, and Triple-A level and finishing a combined 15-4, with a 1.41 ERA, and 163 strikeouts in 134 innings.

In three starts this season in Triple-A, he is 1-1, with a 2.51 ERA, with 21 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched.

Another dream is about to come true in the major leagues.

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