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2nd-round pick Goetzman signs



Second-round pick OF Granden Goetzman, of Palmetto High, became the 20th, and highest chosen, of the Rays 60 draft selections to sign.

“It’s electric just standing here,’’ Goetzman said on the field pre-game. “This is the goal.’’

Goetzman said he wanted to sign early and start playing, with plans to report to Port Charlotte and join the Gulf Coast League team.

“I think it’s a good start to have that under my belt'' he said.  "This is the start of my dream. Like I said Tropicana field is the goal.’’

* Scouting director R.J. Harrison spoke with top pick RHP Taylor Guerrieri on the phone Tuesday and is trying to schedule a visit.

 * Others signed include:

9th-round C Matt Rice
11th-round 1B Cameron Seitzer (son of former big-leaguer Kevin)
17th-round SS Taylor Motter
18th-round RHP Andy Bass
20th-round SS Garret Smith
21st-round 3B Ryan Terry
23rd-round OF Matthew Johnson
24th-round  RHP Charles Conoie
25th-round  RHP Brooks Belter
26th-round  2B Raymond Church
27th-round  RHP Lucas Irvine
29th-round 2B Jonathan Koscso of USF
34th-round  RHP Zachary Butler
36th-round  RHP Dave Kubiak
38th-round  C Brandon Choate
39th-round  LHP Theron Geith                    
42nd-round C Michael Bourdon of Tampa
43rd-round  RHP Stayton Thomas
50th-round  C Ian Tomkins

[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15am]


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