1 of 271. Kevin Kiermaier, cf, No. 39: Is the most dynamic and valuable player on the field at any time, key after two injured shortened seasons is keeping him out there. (Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
2 of 272. Chris Archer, rhp, No. 22: Bigger impact than just every fifth day because how deep he goes saves ‘pen going forward, plus leadership he provides young mates. (Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
3 of 273. Alex Colome, rhp, No. 37: Surprised to not be traded, he can make Rays look smart by repeating solid 2017, converting majors-most 47 (of 53) saves. (Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
4 of 274. Matt Duffy, 3b, No. 5: Not only is he expected to make up for missing all of last season, but is also stepping in for traded franchise icon Evan Longoria.
5 of 275. Blake Snell, lhp, No. 4: From a guy sent down twice in ’17 to a guy, after strong finish and solid spring, expected to take big steps toward being dominant.
6 of 276. Adeiny Hechavarria, ss, No. 11: Super slick fielder has bigger role in shift vs. lefties, larger impact can come with continued improvement from late ’17 at plate.
7 of 277. Wilson Ramos, c, No. 40: Playing to re-establish value for next big deal after spending ’17 rehabbing from knee injury, Rays can benefit from going along for ride.
8 of 278. Carlos Gomez, rf, No. 27: Might have widest range of outcomes on team – can be an impact player if motivated and focused, a nuisance and short-timer if not.
9 of 27Foisted on Rays in Evan Longoria trade, Tampa product has chance for career renaissance without having to cover CF expanse.
10 of 2710. Mallex Smith, of, No. 0: Seems odd to be this high, but Rays are committed to giving him chance early to show he can not just start but be an impact player.
11 of 27Has a lot to make up for after poor and injury plagued ’17 season, and can either reward or embarrass Rays for sticking with him.
12 of 2712. Jose Alvarado, lhp, No. 46: Development to dependable was impressive, now after strong spring has chance to be downright dominant, potential future closer.
13 of 2713. C.J. Cron, 1b, No. 14: Showed promising power despite limited opportunities with Angels; Rays will give him all the time he warrants, and like his glove.
14 of 2714. Jake Faria, rhp, No. 34: Impressive start to career after June callup, then slowed by injury, inconsistency. Strong finish to spring could provide platform.
15 of 27Rays consider him more valuable as multi-inning reliever than typical back-end starter, the question is if whether that turns out to be the case.
16 of 2716. Sergio Romo, rhp, No. 54: Rekindled career after joining Rays from Dodgers in July, and did enough as reliever, leader and clubhouse comic to earn invite back.
17 of 2717. Daniel Robertson, inf, No. 28: Will start less at second than lefty-swinging Wendle, but will get time spelling Duffy and Hechavarria, and bat can earn him more.
18 of 2718. Joey Wendle, inf, No. 18: Will start more at second then righty-swinging Robertson, but bat is key to staying around since defense is considered quite good.
19 of 2719. Jesus Sucre, c, No. 45: Started 50 games in ‘17, showing powerful bat and cannon arm; may get slightly less this time season with Ramos healthy.
20 of 2720. Rob Refsnyder, of/inf: Acquired to fill void for right-hand hitting outfielder, has some experience and versatility as well which may help, or not.
21 of 2721. Chaz Roe, rhp, No. 52: Journeyman reliever found a home based on promise of Instagram-worthy breaking ball, has to throws the straight ones well.
22 of 2722. Yonny Chirinos, rhp, No. 64: Ability to get ground ball outs with heavy sinker won rookie a job as long reliever, has to stay calm and throw strikes to keep it.
23 of 27Ryan Yarbrough #48 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses during Photo Day on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Yarbrough
24 of 2724. Andrew Kittredge, rhp, No. 36: Slider heavy approach has been successful getting him to big leagues as long reliever, but has to diversify to stay off shuttle. (Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
25 of 2725. Austin Pruitt, rhp, No. 50: Called back from Triple-A after news of Nathan Eovaldi injury, joins crew of multi-inning relievers who will be used in various roles.
26 of 2726. Nathan Eovaldi, rhp, No. 24: Projected No. 3 starter in return from second Tommy John now sidelined at least into June due to need for arthroscopic elbow surgery.
27 of 2727. x-Jose De Leon, rhp, 87: What was supposed to be a bounceback year from rough ’17 instead became a lost year after Tommy John surgery.