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Scouting Notes: Rays' Top Picks On Display

Scouting Notes: Rays' Top Picks On Display

PORT CHARLOTTE - The Rays have long held the reputation for having a relentlessly talented and deep farm system. Keeping that title has become more challenging, however, as the success of the big league team has put them in a lower drafting position. But, Tampa had a boatload of early draft picks in 2011, and this many early selections give them a chance to successfully restock their lower levels.

Tyler Goeddel, 3B Of all those compensation picks the Rays made in 2011, it still looks like Goeddel may be the cream of that crop. While some of the other picks have looked raw, to say the least, Goeddel looks like a far more advanced hitter than most players his age. Goeddel also still shows outstanding athleticism and a step above average foot speed, but it is indeed the bat that sets him... Recommended Stories

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