In our attempts to pretend like we don’t have real jobs, word is now coming down that says the Kansas City Royals will not take Andrew Miller, and the Colorado Rockies will also pass on Miller as well as Evan Longoria. With little more than 30 minutes remaining til draft time, the Royals are said to be leaning towards Luke Hochevar, while Colorado is likely to take Greg Reynolds from Stanford. Interestingly, neither of these players are on the Devil Rays radar. Therefore, all five of the players that Tampa has targeted should still be available with the 3rd pick. If that is the case and Andrew Friedman is true to his word of selecting the “best player available”, look for the Rays to pass on the four college pitchers and select Long Beach State 3B Evan Longoria. While several teams have Longoria projected as a second baseman, look for the Rays to give Longoria a shot at 3B.

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