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Re: Rank the Nats top prospects
« Reply #75: January 10, 2011, 01:49:03 PM »
From Kevin Goldstein, BP

Future Shock - Monday Morning 10-pack

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12696

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While interest in baseball's draft has grown exponentially over the last few years, the overwhelmingly majority of that attention is given to the first round, or in the case of last year's television coverage, the first day of picks, which included a total of 50 selections including the supplemental round. There were 1,475 selections after that, and here are ten who will be a lot more well-known 12 months from now.




Robbie Ray, LHP, Washington Nationals

Despite drafting and signing Bryce Harper with the first overall pick last June, the Nationals spent plenty of cash elsewhere in the draft, including a $2 million bonus for fourth-round righty A.J. Cole and just under $800,000 for Ray, a lefty taken in the 12th round. Scouts had high expectations for Ray heading into the spring, but he was unpredictable all year at Brentwood (Tenn.) High, with one scout describing his velocity as ranging from 86-94 mph, and the evaluation of his curveball and changeup being just as varied. Long and lanky at 6-foot-3 and a generously listed 175 pounds, Ray is full of projection. When he was on, he looked like a first-round talent.