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Rays not ready to say Price is right

Though Vanderbilt LHP David Price has long been considered the leading candidate to be the top pick in Thursday’s draft, Devil Rays officials said Friday they will wait before making a decision.

The Rays are also considering Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters and California prep third baseman Josh Vitters, though they may be watching as much to make sure nothing goes wrong with Price, who is pitching today in the NCAA Regionals, as much as anything.

“We’re still mulling,’’ scouting director R.J. Harrison said. “Two of the guys are done playing, David Price is still pitching. So I think any decision or getting completely locked in would be premature at this point. We’re pretty comfortable with where we’re at. As far as the final decision, we’re still a few days off.’’

This is the third time the Rays have had the No. 1 overall pick – they took Josh Hamilton in 1999 and Delmon Young in 2003.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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