Our own Kevin Gengler wrote a nice piece on the Rays system at The Hardball Times last week:
The Rays wound up winning 97 games and captured the division title. They dispatched the Chicago White Sox in the ALDS and are battling the Boston Red Sox for AL pennant. And how's this for a scary thought: This could be the least talented team they field for the next five or six years.
The Rays' talent-laden system might begin with top picks Tim Beckham (drafted on June 5) and David Price (made his ML debut on Sept. 14), but that's hardly where it ends. If you threw a dart at the team's organizational depth chart, there's a good chance you'd hit a name that has impact potential.