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Rays and Pirates complete Archer deal with top pitching prospect, Baz

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“Player to be named later” winds up being Pittsburgh’s #4 prospect.

The rich seemed to get richer on Tuesday as the Rays added to their already highly-touted farm system with a highly-touted righty. RHP Shane Baz (pronounced BOZ) completes the trade between the Rays and Pirates that sent RHP Chris Archer to Pittsburgh. The trade also included two names who were once top prospects in the Pirate’s farm system in OF Austin Meadows and RHP Tyler Glasnow.

Baz, 19, was selected 12th overall in the 2017 draft.

For rookie-level Bristol this season, he was 4-3 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts. He also struck out 54 hitters in 45.1 innings. Baz is also ranked by as the 95th overall prospect in MiLB.

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