The third round may offer the Rays a chance to take a chance on a Canadian prep outfielder or a future closer.
Dasan Brown, OF, Abbey Park (Ontario)
- MLB 200 Rank: 103
With 5 picks in the first 100, the Rays can afford to take a chance or two. Dasan Brown would be just that chance. A raw, super athletic outfielder with top of the line speed, Brown will take time to develop and add strength but the potential is there. In addition to their plethora of early picks, the Rays have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball and can afford to take a risk at 99.
Tony Locey, RHP, Georgia
- MLB 200 Rank: 105
He sits 92-95 but has touched 97 and is even expected to hit 100 if he is moved to the pen. He pairs a low-80’s slider with his high-octane fastball. He hasn’t showed too much ability to throw his changeup which means he might end up like Ryne Stanek.
Jordan Brewer, OF, Michigan
- MLB 200 Rank: 108
Another player with 20-20 potential, Brewer showcases above average speed and plus raw power. During his time in Juco-ball, Brewer played center field but will likely stick in the corners as he did while at Michigan. He took home the Big Ten’s Player fo the Year award earlier this season.
Over the next 3 days, the Tampa Bay Rays will welcome a new crop of talent into their organization. Many will never fulfill their dream of playing in the big leagues, but a select few will. Either way, the next three days will change their lives forever.