The first poll has closed and here are the results for the GCL Rays.
GCL Rays Hitter of the Year: John Alexander
GCL Rays Pitcher of the Year: Jacob Faria
Alexander appeared in just 12 games for the GCL Rays. In that short time he hit .314 on the season and recorded 4 doubles, a triple, 2 homers and 11 RBI's. He wrapped up the season on a nine game hitting streak dating back to August 16. Alexander was the Rays 8th round pick in the 2011 Draft out of Glendora High School.
Faria, the youngest of the GCL Rays pitching staff, compiled a 0-1 record with a 2.87 ERA in 6 games for the Rays. In those games, he struck out 14 hitters while earning a 1.02 WHIP. Faria was drafted by the Rays in the 10th round of the 2011 draft out of Gahr High School.
178 readers participated in the GCL Rays poll. Below are the top five of each category as chosen by the readers of Rays Prospects.
1. John Alexander (46.79%)
2. Jonathan Quinonez (12.82%)
3. Ariel Soriano (7.69%)
4. Riccio Torrez (7.05%)
5. Johnny Eierman (5.77%)
1. Jacob Faria (48.26%)
2. Theron Geith (19.77%)
3. Roberto Gomez (13.37%)
4. Blake Snell (8.14%)
5. Shawn Smith (2.33%)
The second poll will open tomorrow and will focus on the Princeton Rays.