The Rays concluded day one of the draft by taking Oakland Tech (Calif.) outfielder James Harris. Harris narrowly missed making Baseball America's Top 200 list, but ranked as the top player outside the Top 200 in our Northern California rankings. Harris should be very signable for the Rays, as he's yet to commit to a college. He's raw and may need two years in Rookie ball, but he has huge upside. Harris is an explosive athlete. He is a well above-average runner, with a 37-inch vertical leap, and can fly on the bases and in center field. He has below-average arm strength, but enough for center field. A righthanded hitter, Harris is patient at the plate, trying to get on base any way possible, and some scouts wonder if he's actually too passive. He also shows some raw power.
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