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Both espn.com's Keith Law and Baseball Prospectus released their rankings today of the game's top 100 prospects, and the Rays are well represented.
Law has 3B Evan Longoria as the No. 1 overall prospect and - more surprisingly - has OF Desmond Jennings, who played last season at Class A Columbus, ranked 11th overall.
He had more Rays, nine, than players from any other team.
The other Rays on Law's list:
15. RHP Wade Davis
16. LHP David Price
26. LHP Jake McGee
49. SS Reid Brignac
72. Fernando Perez
75. RHP Jeremy Hellickson
78. C John Jaso

Law's criteria, as he explained it:
Players who have lost their rookie eligibility are not eligible for this list, nor are players coming over from either of the major Japanese leagues; while they're rookies for the purpose of the Rookie of the Year awards, they're not "prospects" in any sense of the term. I consider a number of factors when ranking prospects, including ceiling, probability, expected time to reach the majors and expected time to become contributors in the majors, but I do not consider factors like whether the player has a place to play in his current organization, or whether his big league club's home park is friendly or unfriendly for him, although I may mention such things in the comments. Unlike last year's list, I've expanded the scope to include players with little or no pro experience.

The Baseball Prospectus list, by Kevin Goldstein, includes six Rays, led by Longoria, who was third overall, behind Reds OF Jay Bruce and Red Sox RHP Clay Buchholz.
The other Rays on his list:
6. LHP David Price
15. RHP Wade Davis
18. OF Desmond Jennings
25. SS Reid Brignac
40. LHP Jake McGee

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