Miles James Mastrobuoni was born on October 31,1995 in San Ramon, CA. Mastrobuoni played his collegiate ball at the University of Nevada. In his career at Nevada, Miles hit .364 with 83 hits and 21 extra-base hits. The Rays drafted Mastrobuoni in the 14th round of the 2016 draft. Due to his lack of stand-out talent and size, Miles has been overlooked in the Rays organization. Although, he has found a way to climb up to the Durham Bulls and get some quality playing time in Spring Training.
Mastrobuoni has had a very good minor league career so far as he’s hit at every level so far. His best season was in 2021 where he split time between AA Montgomery and AAA Durham. Miles recorded a combined .296 average with 45 RBIs in 106 games last year. His power numbers are rather dismal as he has only knocked 13 balls over the fence for his professional career. The Rays front office have clearly seen things they like from the 26-year old as he’s been invited to four straight Spring Trainings. He’s making the most of his time in the Grapefruit League this year. Kevin Cash has given him plenty of opportunities to show off his talents. In 7 games, Mastrobuoni is hitting .333 with 2 2Bs and 1 HR. His power has appeared to improve as he’s hitting the ball hard to all fields. I don’t see the young infielder making the big league club for at least another year or two, but I certainly believe his work ethic will continue to help him improve in his abilities.