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Rays top prospect Anthony Banda's season is over after opting for Tommy John surgery.
Banda is the third top pitching prospect in the Rays' organization to require Tommy John surgery this season, along with Jose De Leon and Brent Honeywell. Banda will most likely not pitch in the majors in 2019 as well.
Anthony Banda, currently with the Durham Bulls, was added to the 7-day disabled list with a forearm strain. He has a 3.68 ERA in 14 2/3 innings in the majors this season.
This is bad news for Banda. He already is flying to Florida to meet with team doctors. The hope is that this is not a season-ending injury.
Anthony Banda allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings of relief against the Orioles. He gave up three hits and a walk while striking out seven. He lowered his season ERA to 3.68.
Banda looked great in his relief role. It is clear that having a reliver start for the Rays has helped some of their young starters. He may no longer get these planned long relief roles with Nathan Eovaldi entering the rotation on Tuesday. Banda is a decent prospect and his better days are still to come. Consider him irrelevant in all redraft leagues at this time.
Anthony Banda allowed three runs in five innings against the Royals. He gave up six hits and struck out one.
Banda will no longer be in the majors after this start. He will be sent down to the minors because it is clear he still has some issues he needs to work out. He is still worth owning in dynasty leagues, but can be ignored in all redraft leagues.
Anthony Banda allowed eight runs on nine hits and three walks over four innings while striking out three. Banda allowed five runs to score in the second inning, two in the third, and one in the fourth.
Hopefully everyone knew not to start Banda against the Astros. Banda now holds a 7.32 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 19 2/3 big league innings. His peripherals do suggest he should perform better, but he doesn't have much in his track record to remain hopeful.