With the 24th pick of the first round, the Rays selected Taylor Guerrieri. Here is what Keith Law had to say about him

Guerrieri is one of the top prep arms in this year’s draft, showing huge velocity with a knockout curveball and a good frame. I’ve had scouts tell me it’s the best raw stuff of any high school pitcher in this draft, sitting 92-97 in most outings with a knockout breaking ball and a body to match.

Guerrieri’s fastball is heavy, even when I saw him at just 90-94 working on short rest, and the curve has tight rotation and a well-defined break, but his command of the two pitches isn’t there yet.

He can struggle with his landing point and needs to get that front foot down consistently toward the plate. Otherwise his delivery is very easy, with a moderate stride, not much hip rotation or torque, smooth arm action with early pronation, and just generally low effort from start to finish.

He’ll need to throw more quality strikes and develop a consistent third pitch, but the arm strength and potential for a plus breaking ball is very enticing.

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