A Tampa Bay Rays scout spoke about the potential of a crop of guys in the system. Here were his thoughts on a few players who've made an impact this season.
On catcher Luke Maile (Triple-A Durham): His defense has stood out. But he can't hit for shit. Pitchers love to throw to him.
Buddy Borden (High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs): He doesn't get enough credit. He has pitchability. His stuff's not overwhelming, but he kept the game going when I've seen him. Flipped in a curveball. He kept hitters off balance.
Jacob Faria (Double-A Montgomery Biscuits): We actually will be in the position to have to protect him this year. He has nothing really plus. He knows how to get guys out and that's his best asset. He knows when to use which pitches. Good 2-seam fastball. That's his best pitch and he knows that.
Another Rays scout said this about Faria:
Faria has been an under-the-radar guy who has broken out some in 2015. He has matured physically and mentally, added velo, and his pitchability and the quality of his offspeed stuff have both advanced considerably. The CH is plus and the CB is coming along as well. He came into the system as a raw, projectable kid and has thrived in our program. Still a sleeper but he is starting to wake up.