Draft, day two: OF Milone is 3rd-round pick
UPDATED, 2:44: With their 4th-round pick the Rays took 2B Kean Wong, younger brother of Cardinals 2011 1st-round pick Kolten.
UPDATED, 1:45: The Rays 3rd-round pick was OF Thomas Milone, from Masuk HS in Connecticut.
Here is the mlb.com scouting report:
Scouts that made their way to Masuk to watch Milone’s football games last fall were in for a treat. Milone displayed his outstanding athleticism as a running back and punt returner, scoring 35 touchdowns in his senior season alone. On the baseball field, Milone is just as exciting. He uses the whole field at the plate and isn’t afraid to go with the pitch. Milone is a plus runner with good range in the outfield and a strong enough arm to play anywhere in the outfield. Even though he was a two-sport star, Milone has an advanced feel for the game. He is committed to Connecticut.
DEVELOPING: The MLB draft continues today with rounds 3-10.
The Rays have the 24th pick in the 3rd round, which is No. 97 overall. With a few more compensation picks worked in, the draft then unfolds in a set 30-team rotation for rounds 4-40, as it extends into Saturday.
Reviews from draft experts on their top two picks - South Carolina HS C Nick Ciuffo and Arkansas RHP Ryne Stanek - were generally positive.
Will update the rest of their picks throughout the afternoon Friday:
Rd-Pick Pos Player, school
1-21 C Nick Ciuffo, Lexington (S.C.) HS
1-29* RHP Ryne Stanek, Arkansas
2-60 SS Riley Unroe, Desert Ridge (Mesa, Az.) HS
3-97 OF Thomas Milone, Masuk (CT) HS
4-128 2B Kean Wong, Waiakea (HI) HS
5-158 2B Johnny Field, Arizona
6-188 RHP Stephen Woods, Half Hollow Hills East (NY) HS
7-218 3B Ty Young, Louisville
8-248 RHP Roel Ramirez, United South (TX) HS
* Compensation pick for loss of B.J, Upton