Rays are calling up top prospect Blake Snell to start Saturday

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Marck Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that The Tampa Bay Rays are calling up top prospect Blake Snell to start Saturday against the Yankees.

Snell, a lefty, posted a 1.41 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 134 innings last season between A-ball, Double-A AA, and Triple-A and was named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2015. In three starts at Triple-A this year he’s struck out 21 batters in fourteen and a third innings. He’s 23 and was the Rays’ first round pick in 2011.