The Rays continued their portfolio approach by taking Western Kentucky outfielder Kes Carter 56th-overall. Carter has an athletic 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame and flashes all five tools.
With the 55th pick, the Twins take righthander Hudson Boyd. A big bodied high schooler, Boyd has a thick lower half that has to work hard to keep his body in shape, but he has a plus fastball and figures to be a workhorse-type arm.
Brett Austin becomes the second prep catcher off the board, going 54th-overall to the Padres. He has a lot to like as a good athlete behind the plate and a switch-hitter.
Continuing their draft bonanza, the Blue Jays take Dwight Smith Jr. with the 53rd overall pick—the second big league son to go in the supplemental round. He has a pure swing and good hitting ability though he likely winds up playing left field.
Rays Northwest scout Paul Kirsch just stopped feeling sore from all the pats on the back he got last year. . . but he's getting them in bunches again this year, as the Rays go back to the Northwest for another pick, high school lefthander Blake Snell. We rated Snell as a fifth-rounder on talent, but it's understandable that the Rays are using some of their picks on more signable players. Snell is considered signable after not getting into Washington.
At No. 51 overall, the Yankees' first pick of the night, we see some major league bloodlines with Dante Bichette Jr. getting drafted. He will likely move to a corner outfield spot where he projects to hit for average and power.
With the 50th-overall pick, the Twins took California high school third baseman Travis Harrison, who has one of the best power bats in the country.
At pick No. 49, San Francisco popped projectable righthander Kyle Crick of Sherman (Texas) High. After playing most of his junior at first base, Crick has been up to 97 this spring.
High school arms are the pick du jour in the supplemental first round and the Padres went with West Boca (Fla.) High righthander Michael Kelly. Projectable & athletic, Kelly had an inconsistent spring but finished strong in leading team to state title.
With their first pick of the night, the White Sox take Keenyn Walker, an outfielder from Central Arizona JC. He is a 65 runner that can stay in center field and profiles as a leadoff hiter.
Musgrove has a physical, 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame and an easy delivery. For most of this spring his fastball has sat comfortably in the 90-92 mph range with heavy sink. He also throws a hammer curveball.
With the 45th pick, Colorado jumped at the chance to take a high school shortstop that can remain at the position. He is a plus defender with a very strong arm. He has exceptional bat speed and projects to be at least an average hitter with gap power.
You know it's a deep year in Oklahoma when a high school pitcher that topped out at 97 mph this spring is the third prep arm from the state off the board.
With the 43rd overall pick, the Diamondbacks jumped on another college arm in lefthander Andrew Chafin. Coming off Tommy John surgery, he was a tough look this spring as he didn't start on a consistent basis. He pitches with a low-90s fastball and a wipeout slider that some say is a 70 on the 20-to-80 scouting scale.
The Rays leaned heavily on Northwest scout Paul Kirsch last year, taking Josh Sale, Drew Vettleson and Ryan Brett. Now they go back to Kirsch for righthander Jeff Ames, who was up to 98 consistently this season.
With the team's fifth pick, the Rays chose St. Francis High third baseman Tyler Goeddel. Goeddel has a fascinating backstory, as his father is a pioneer in the biotechnology industry that created synthetic insulin and human growth hormone. Goeddel's brother, Erik, went in the 24th-round last year to the Mets. Goeddel played third base in high school, but runs well enough to play center field.
With the 40th overall selection, the Red Sox took South Carolina outfielder Jackie Bradley. The 2010 College World Series Most Outstanding Player, Bradley hurt his wrist in April and sat out the rest of the season. There's a possibility he could return during the postseason.
Berrien County outfielder Larry Greene from Nashville, Ga. gets bonus points for showing up to the MLB Network draft show—here at Baseball America, we wish more players would show up to the event. Greene has big tools, which the Phillies always covet.
With their fourth pick of the evening, the 38th overall, the Rays took another shortstop in Brandon Martin of Santiago High in Corona, Calif. Known for his glove coming into the season Martin's bat showed progress this spring. He is a smooth defender and improved his strength in the offseason.
The Rangers are going with back-to-back Georgia picks, adding Bulldogs outfielder Zach Cone at 37th-overall to prep lefthander Kevin Matthews, the team's pick at 33. Cone has big tools, but inconsistent results, hitting .275/.331/.385 this season.
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