Keith Law did not list the Rays among his “winners” from day 1 of the draft, but he still had nice things to say about the Rays first-day picks and even the top 10 rounds overall…

The Rays got very good value all over the top ten rounds, including their three picks on Monday. Derek Dietrich made some major adjustments at the plate this spring and I think the improvement in his hitting is real, although he still needs a permanent position. Sixth-rounder Jesse Hahn would have gone in the top 50 if he’d been healthy, and if the Rays are satisfied that his forearm strain is just a forearm strain, they could have a steal. Seventh-rounder Mike Lorenzen had some day-one buzz; he’s committed to Fullerton and I like him as a potential top-50 guy in 2013 if he doesn’t sign this year. And I like JC right-hander Austin Wood as a fastball/slider reliever in pro ball.



  1. Will says:

    Good. Lets sign all the guys he mentioned.


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