Who will the Rays take in the draft?
This isn't like the not-so-good ole days when the Tampa Bay Rays had one of the first couple of picks in the Major League Baseball draft. Nope, this year, the Rays are picking 31st. Sports Illustrated/AOL Fanhouse has come out with a mock draft for next Monday's MLB Draft and it has the Rays taking Citadel right-handed pitcher Asher Wojciechowski.
Sports Illustrated/AOL writes:
The right-hander out of The Citadel was not razor sharp in front of several high-level scouts in his final college start, but the stuff is undeniable. He's been talked about all over the first round, anywhere from fourth to the last pick of the round to the Yankees. I expect Tampa Bay to take the best arm available here, and if he lasts, Wojciechowski is that guy.
You can see its entire mock draft by clicking here. There has to be one person out there who hopes Sports Illustrated/AOL Fanhouse is wrong. That's Times baseball writer Marc Topkin. After all, would you want to spell Wojciechowski on deadline 40 times a year?