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Rays agree to terms with 1st day picks Sale and Vettleson

@conorglassey: #Rays sign first-rounder Josh Sale for around $1.62 million and supplemental first-rounder Drew Vettleson for around $845,000

So after winning an exciting game, the Rays have reportedly locked up their remaining first day picks.

Josh Sale is regarded as one of the top high school hitters and best pure power hitters available. He's not quite the speedy toolsy defensive player the Rays have focused on, but still projects to be about an average defensive corner outfielder. Sale is a 6ft 215lb, 18 year-old out of the Seattle area, having attended Bishop Blanchet High School.

Also out of the Seattle area is the S-1 pick of Drew Vettleson from Central Kitsap School in Silverdale, Wash. While Vettleson has been known to be a "switch"-pitcher, he was drafted as a position player by the Rays, likely a Corner Outfielder. He has been called one of the best "pure hitters" in the draft.

Thanks to the Rays scouting and managing, the future still looks bright for our Rays.

Just what one of the top farm systems in baseball needs, more talent.

ysportsncaabb #Rays fourth-round pick Austin Wood is going to college at #USC. That’s big news for Frank Cruz and the #Trojans.

bahighschool #Rays 7th rounder Michael Lorenzen headed to school as well. #mlbdraft

These are the only other 2 notable picks to have not been signed by the Rays.