Another article on him:
"Joey Gathright, OF, Devil Rays
Born: April 27, 1981
Gathright is not only the fastest player in the Tampa Bay organization (yes, including Carl Crawford), but he may very well also be the fastest runner in all of baseball. After stealing 91 bases in his first two seasons as a pro, Gathright has continued his success in 2004 and has been red-hot following his recent promotion to Triple-A Durham. Last season, in a total of 111 games between the High-A and Double-A levels, Gathright hit .334 and stole 69 bases. He didn't hit a single home run, but then again, fantasy owners are interested in Gathright solely for his speed. Just consider him as Jason Tyner with more speed, much better pure hitting ability, and better plate discipline.
The 23-year-old Gathright started strong at Double-A Montgomery this year with a .341 batting average, .399 on-base percentage and 10 stolen bases in 126 at-bats. Since joining Durham, he was successful in his first 11 stolen base attempts and currently has been caught only once in his 12 tries for the Bulls in just 13 games. He has also maintained a .310 batting average and a .344 OBP.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Gathright will make his major league debut at some point in 2004. His hitting at the major league level may take a year or two before it matches his minor league production, but as long as the speedster can continue to get on base, which he should, he will rack up plenty of stolen bases regardless of the level at which he is playing. Gathright has a great chance at breaking into the Tampa Bay outfield for opening day of 2005. If that happens, the Devil Rays would have the undisputed fastest outfield in all of baseball -- Crawford, Rocco Baldelli, and Gathright. "