The Rays took high school OF Drew Vettleson with their compensation round pick (#42 overall). Keith Law had Vettleson ranked #99 overall. Interestingly, Vettleson was also a switch-pitcher, and can hit 90 on the gun right-handed. However, he projects as a position player.
Vettleson has earned some notice for his switch-pitching, but he’s a pro prospect as an outfielder who can hit and profiles well in right. He starts his hands way back behind his torso and he can bar out that lead arm, but he does generate great bat speed and had no trouble with average fastballs at last year’s Area Code Games.
He’s very stable through his swing with some loft that should produce average power. He’s a fringe-average runner who has a plus arm and should have no trouble handling right field, and his potential for average power with a high batting average makes him a solid pick in the second to third rounds.