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There are many teams that could use a pitching prospect like hard-throwing right-hander Alex Colome more than the Rays. Colome, who is one of the top arms in the Rays' farm system, probably would have already made his major league debut with most other teams in the league.
The 24-year-old has a high ceiling for potential, which should make him an attractive trade piece if the Rays were to put him on the block. Colome has electric, front line starter-type stuff, including an excellent fastball and a good feel for his secondary pitches. Once he improves his command, he'll definitely be MLB rotation-worthy.
Colome is currently playing with Triple-A Durham and is enjoying a solid start to the season. His numbers after six starts include a 2.84 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 15 walks over 31.2 innings pitched.
With already great pitching depth and a bright future starting pitching-wise, dealing Colome while his value is pretty high may be a good idea for the Rays.