Draft breeze: Rays pick 25th, 88th
The June draft will be a different experience for the Rays this year, after their haul of top picks last summer.
In the order released by MLB on Tuesday, the Rays pick 25th and then not again until 88th.
Last year, due to a bevy of compensation picks for free-agent departures, they had 12 of the first 89 picks, inclduding 10 of the top 60.
The Rays didn't get any compensation picks this year, nor lose any, though two were awarded for signings they made (and thus move their second pick back a few more spots): The Cubs get an additional pick at 56 for the signing of Carlos Pena and the Blue Jays at 60 for Jose Molina.