Date of Birth: 11/26/1989
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 195 lbs
College Experience: University of Washington
Resides: Sonoma, CA
The 2017 season marks Ray's 5th season in professional baseball, 1st with the X's.
Ray joins the Explorers after recently being released by the Boston Red Sox organization. Ray began last season with the Single-A Greenville Drive where he impressed with a .378 batting average and was quickly called up to Double-A before finishing the season with the Salem Red Sox, hitting .343.
Ray began his professional career at the independent level in 2013 playing in the Frontier League for the Windy City ThunderBolts. In 2014, Ray played in the Pacific Association where he won the league’s batting title with a .355 batting average on his way to earning league MVP honors. Ray played for the Wichita Wingnuts in 2015 where he led them with a .310 batting average and 17 stolen bases, to go along with 15 doubles, 35 RBIs, and 57 runs scored. For his efforts, Ray had his contract purchased by the Boston Red Sox following the season. In his 4 professional seasons, Ray owns a career .325 batting average to go along with an impressive .438 OBP. Ray played collegiately at the University of Washington, earning honorable mention all-Pac 12 honors after leading the Huskies in hits, triples, and stolen bases in his junior year.