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John Raynor | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marlins released OF John Raynor.
Raynor asked for his release after being reassigned to minor league camp earlier in the week. The 26-year-old outfielder played 11 games with the Pirates last season after being selected as a Rule 5 pick, but was returned to the Marlins in May. Known for his speed, Raynor has a .297/.380/.445 batting line over parts of five seasons in the minors. Thu, Mar 24, 2011 10:15:00 AM

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Marlins reassigned INF Tim Torres, RHP Elih Villanueva, C Clint Sammons and OF John Raynor to minor league camp.

No surprises among this group. Villanueva posted a 2.26 over 179 Double-A innings last season, but he had no shot of breaking camp with the big club.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 09:26:00 AM

Pirates returned OF John Raynor to the Marlins.

Raynor, 26, was selected with the second pick in last December's Rule 5 Draft. He was designated for an assignment by the Pirates last week after starting the season 2-for-10 with a run scored. He's a bit old for a prospect as this point, but with his elite speed, he makes for a fine piece of organizational depth.
Tue, May 4, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Pirates designated OF John Raynor for assignment.

Raynor, 26, was selected in this winter's Rule 5 Draft and the Pirates are hoping to keep him in the organization with a trade. The speedy outfielder went 2-for-10 as a backup in the big leagues this season.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 09:06:00 AM

Rule-5 pick John Raynor tripled, doubled and drove in three runs Sunday versus the Twins.

Raynor will probably have to beat out both Delwyn Young and Brandon Moss to claim a spot on Pittsburgh's roster. He might actually be better off back in Florida. While the Marlins didn't think it was worth adding him to their 40-man roster in November, they're lack of outfield depth would seem to present him with a better opportunity than what's being offered in Pittsburgh.
Sun, Mar 7, 2010 05:33:00 PM

Pirates selected outfielder John Raynor from the Marlins with second pick in the Rule 5 Draft.

Raynor, a 25-year-old speedster, has a chance to actually hang on with Pittsburgh. He had a down year with Triple-A New Orleans in 2009, batting .257/.327/.360 with six home runs and 36 RBI, but he has swiped 142 bases in 419 professional games. He has a .299/.383/.452 over four seasons in the minors, mostly as a left fielder.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 09:23:00 AM

John Raynor has been sent home from the AFL because of a broken bone in the back of his left hand.

The Marlins weren't sure there was a break at first, but the injury will end his year. Raynor was 12-for-33 with four steals before getting hurt. He'll likely open next year in Triple-A, but he'll be a sleeper to have some fantasy value as the season goes on.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 04:03:00 AM

Marlins outfield prospect John Raynor injured his hand after getting hit with a pitch this week.

It happened at the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars game. Raynor has hit .364 with four stolen bases in the AFL this year, but may be done for the rest of the fall. That could hurt his chances of making the Marlins next spring.
Sun, Oct 26, 2008 09:57:00 AM

Marlins prospect John Raynor hit for the cycle Friday for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League.

Raynor also stole one base in two tries. He's 6-for-13 in Arizona after hitting .312/.402/.489 with 13 homers and 48 steals for Double-A Carolina this season. He turns 25 in January and he strikes out a lot, so he's not a top prospect. Still, he will be a sleeper next year if the Marlins fail to bring in another regular outfielder.
Sat, Oct 11, 2008 02:26:00 PM

John Raynor had three hits, three steals and three runs scored Thursday for Double-A Carolina.

Raynor hit .333/.429/.519 last year, but that was as a 23-year-old in the Sally League. His .298/.395/.477 line this season is more impressive, considering that he skipped high-A ball entirely. While there's been talk that Jacque Jones' departure will open the door for Cameron Maybin to jump to the majors later this month, Raynor would probably be at least as good of a bet as Maybin offensively right now. Unfortunately, he isn't a great center fielder despite excellent speed. A poor arm makes him better suited for left field, which may make him a long-term backup instead of a regular.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 03:56:00 AM

John Raynor went 5-for-5 with a homer and a triple Sunday for low Single-A Greensboro.

Raynor should have been bumped up to Jupiter by now. The 23-year-old is batting .307/.412/.471 with 29 steals in 32 attempts in the Sally League. He might prove to be a better long-term prospect than Alejandro De Aza, but the Marlins need to test him.
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 03:23:00 PM

Marlins prospect John Raynor homered twice and walked twice Saturday for low Single-A Greensboro.

Raynor, a ninth-round pick last year out of UNC Wilmington, is batting .412/.508/.608 with eight steals in nine attempts. He was drafted as a senior, so he's already 23 now, meaning the Marlins shouldn't wait too long before pushing him up to the FSL. That he's a capable center fielder makes him a prospect.
Sun, Apr 22, 2007 01:45:00 PM

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2Justin Bour
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2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
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2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
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3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Brad Hand
7Chris Hatcher
8Jacob Turner
9Kevin Gregg
10Sam Dyson
11Dan Jennings