Welcome to our Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Draft Tracker.
For a player’s position, I just used what was on the MLB.com draft tracker and am not making any value judgments on whether a player can actually stick at that position as a professional because that’s beside the point for this post.
For a player’s class, that tracker counts redshirt sophomores, like Drew Rasmussen, as juniors. “5S” stands for a fifth-year senior, and “J2” stands for a player who completed two years at a junior college. Kyle Goodbrand was listed as a senior on the tracker, but he appears to have a year of eligibility left, so I noted that as a redshirt junior (RJr).
In the status column, I tried to include any concrete information or even rumors regarding a player. If a player is assigned to a roster, I’ll include that. Players still in the College World Series are not eligible to sign until they are done competing.
If a player drafted in the 11th round or later signs, only bonus money over $125,000 counts against the spending cap.
If you see any information regarding a signing decision or bonus money for any player, please share it in the comments below.
Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Draft Tracker
|Drew Rasmussen||CBA/31||RHP||Jr||Oregon State||Not expected to sign||$2,134,900|
|Taylor Walls||3/79||SS||Jr||Florida State||Signed||$720,600||$612,500||-$108,100|
|Drew Strotman||4/109||RHP||Jr||St. Mary's||Signed||$492,200||$367,500||-$124,700|
|Zach Rutherford||6/169||SS||Jr||Old Dominion||Signed||$276,100||$262,500||-$13,600|
|Riley O'Brien||8/229||RHP||Sr||Col. of Idaho||Signed||$170,600||$7,500||-$163,100|
|Phoenix Sanders||10/289||RHP||Sr||South Florida||Signed||$136,400||$7,500||-$128,900|
|Justin Lewis||11/319||RHP||Jr||Kentucky||Will not sign|
|Vincent Byrd||14/409||1B||J2||Long Beach City College||Signed||$100,000|
|Bryce Brown||15/439||CF||Jr||Jackson State||Signed||$90,000|
|Caleb Bolden||16/469||RHP||HS||Pleasant Grove||Not expected to sign|
|Chris Muller||17/499||RHP||Jr||UT San Antonio||Signed||$50,000|
|Michael Smith||18/529||CF||J2||San Jacinto North||Signed||$197,500||$72,500|
|Tyler Day||19/559||RHP||5S||Colorado Mesa||Signed||$3,000|
|Andrew Quezada||20/589||RHP||J2||Cypress||Committed to CS Fullerton|
|Alex Valverde||22/649||RHP||J2||Miami Dade College||Committed to Alabama|
|Zack Mozingo||23/679||RHP||5S||Mount Olive||Signed||$3,000|
|Andrew Miller||25/739||C||J2||Southwest Tennessee CC||Signed||$60,000|
|Blake Pflughaupt||27/799||LHP||J2||Galveston College||Signed||$100,000|
|Gavin Williams||30/889||RHP||HS||Cape Fear||Will not sign|
|Chris Williams||31/919||C||Jr||Clemson||Not expected to sign|
|Seaver Whalen||32/949||3B||Sr||Lewis-Clark State||Signed||$2,000|
|Garrett Anderson||35/1039||RHP||Sr||Florida Gulf Coast||Signed||$2,000|
|Kyle Goodbrand||36/1069||RHP||RJr||UC San Diego|
|Cole Cabrera||37/1099||CF||HS||Punahou||Committed to Cal Poly|
|JJ Schwarz||38/1129||C||Jr||Florida||Will not sign|
|Jonathan Stroman||39/1159||RHP||HS||La Cueva||"Unlikely to sign"|
|Allen Smoot||40/1189||3B||5S||San Francisco||Signed||$2,000|
|Total + 5%||$10,912,860|
|Remaining w/ no pen. *||$145,460|
|* If Rasmussen doesn't sign|
Kudos to a post on Bluebird Banter for inspiring this format. I just made a few tweaks.