Alan Matthews asked Devil Rays scouting director R.J. Harrison who his top three players were, and Harrison deferred. Alan asked Harrison if the trio might include consensus top prospects David Price, Matt Wieters and Josh Vitters. Harrison replied, “Those are three pretty good players there at the top of your list . . . ”
Looks like Alan was right on. In this Tampa Tribune article, Harrison confirmed the three players the Rays have focused on the most are indeed Price, Wieters and Vitters. It’s obviously no surprise, and Price keeps pitching his way to elite status, striking out 15 Thursday night in dominating LSU 4-1. “I felt like I threw my fastball wherever I wanted to tonight,” Price said that night. “I threw my slider where I wanted and I felt like I was clicking in my windup so I felt good.”
Wieters supposedly is having a down year, but his 1.107 on-base plus slugging is actually the best mark of his amazing three-year career at Georgia Tech. Vitters, a third baseman at Cypress (Calif.) High, remains the consensus choice as the top high school hitter in the country.