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Rays pick LSU OF Mikie Mahtook at No. 31, and SS Jake Hager at No. 32

The Rays have selected LSU CF Mikie Mahtook at the 31st overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft.

Mahtook, a 5-foot-1 192 pounder, hit 14 homers with 56 RBI for LSU last season. It's another pick some experts say where the Rays probably didn't think he'd be around at this point, but they got a solid outfielder with some power.

Then, at No. 32 pick, the Rays picked high school shortstop Jake Hager (Sierra Vista High in Las Vegas), an Arizona State commitment who had 11 homers and hit .547 last year. He was rated outside of Baseball America's top 100 (No. 122).

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:15am]


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