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MLB draft 2018: Tampa Bay Rays draft Day 3 pick tracker

Rounds 11-40 will conclude the draft

Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

We are on the third and final day of the 2018 draft as the teams will select players in the 11th to 40th round to conclude the draft.

Let’s get started.

11-330 - Jacson McGowan, 1B - Purdue University

Not ranked by either and Baseball America among the top prospects of the class heading into the draft. Huge power potential, but doesn’t offer much else as he is a poor defender. Baseball America pegged him as the 11th best draft prospect coming from the state of Indiana.

His name is pronounced ‘Jackson’

12-360 - Kevin Melendez, C - Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Not ranked by either and Baseball America among the top prospects of the class heading into the draft.

13-390 - Trey Cumbie, LHP- Houston

Not ranked by either and Baseball America among the top prospects of the class heading into the draft. Baseball America did have Cumbie as the 54th best player available from the state of Texas.

14-420 - Christopher Gau, RHP - Jaxonville

Not ranked by either and Baseball America among the top prospects of the class heading into the draft.

15-450 - Nick Sprengel , LHP - University of San Diego

Sprengel will be a reclamation project of sorts as he at one point in time was projected a first round pick. Baseball America still favors him, ranking him as the 310th best prospect in the draft, while he failed to make’s list.

Sprengel entered the year as a potential first-rounder after touching 95 mph for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team last summer, but he developed a horrendous case of the yips this spring. He walked 30 in 37.1 innings, hit seven batters and threw five wild pitches. Sprengel previously excited scouts with a lively 91-93 mph fastball, feel for an above-average, low-80s slider and a reliable changeup. While his stuff remained intact, he couldn’t get his fastball over the plate at any point this season, to the point observers could see him suffering mentally on the mound. He was able to throw his breaking ball for strikes, giving evaluators hope he can reinvent himself as a slider-heavy, lefty reliever. Sprengel draws high marks for his makeup, but his confidence is completely shot at this point.

16-480 - Marvin Malone, RF - Southeastern University

Not ranked by either and Baseball America among the top prospects of the class heading into the draft.

17-510 - Justin Montgomery, RHP - California Baptist University

Montgomery could have gone higher in the draft, but his command abandoned him. Baseball America still gave him a solid spot in their rankings as he cracked the top 300 at 291 overall.

Montgomery has an appealing pitcher’s body at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds and his best offering is a Lance McCullers-esque power curveball that reaches 87 mph. It’s an easy plus pitch with two-plane life, depth and the ability to draw swings and misses from even the best hitters. Montgomery can’t always showcase his curveball as often as he would like because he has trouble getting ahead in the count with his 90-93 mph fastball, giving him a high walk rate and running up his pitch counts. Montgomery projects as a reliever with his two-pitch mix and lack of control. His power curveball is a weapon that will carry him.

18-540 - Jake Palomaki, 2B - Boston College

BA ranked Palomaki as the No. 17 prospect from Massachusetts. He had a 7.4 percent strikeout rate as a senior and stole 60 bases in 72 attempts in his career.

19-570 - Simon Rosenblum-Larson, RHP - Harvard

Rosenblum-Larson was not far behind Palomaki as the No. 21 prospect from the state.

20-600 - Stephen Yancey, RHP - Texas Wesleyan University

21-630 - Kerry Wright, RHP - Montverde Academy

Wright was one of the best remaining prospects left available in the draft, mainly due to signability concerns as he is committed to Louisville. Baseball America had him pegged as the 115th best prospect in the draft, while had him slightly lower at 121.

Wright is a physical Florida righthander who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in around 230 pounds. He went from 87-91 mph with his fastball to now regularly being in the 90-96 mph range with consistent 92 mph offerings. In addition to his solid-average fastball, Wright throws a 78-82 mph slider that breaks late with tight spin—a future plus breaking ball.

22-660 - Jack Labosky, RHP - Duke University

Labosky was ranked by BA as the 49th-best senior in the draft class. He was a two-way player at Duke.

23-690 - Daiveyon Whittle, RHP - Fresno City College

In 67 23 innings, Whittle had 84 strikeouts and 31 walks.

24-720 - Keegan McCarville, RHP - South Mountain CC

McCarville was ranked as the No. 335 player in the class, according to BA. He had 112 strikeouts and 18 walks in 96 innings.

25-750 - Jordan Qsar, CF - Pepperdine

Qsar is another two-way player. He batted .271/.333/.529 and led the Waves in home runs with 13 — and the team only had 35 total. He also acted as the team’s closer and had nine strikeouts in 18 13 innings.

When BA ranked him as the No. 2 prospect in the West Coast League last summer ($), it said he could go either way as a professional. He’s listed as an outfielder on the tracker.

26-780 - LHP Steffon Moore, West Alabama

Moore’s first name was spelled incorrectly in the tracker.

At West Alabama, he struck out 76 and walked 51 in 45 innings.

27-810 - RHP Heath Renz, Wisconsin-Whitewater

28-840 - RHP Tanner Brubaker, Saddlebrook College

In 121 23 innings, Brubaker had 96 strikeouts and 14 walks.

29-870 - 1B Russ Olive, UMass Lowell

The team’s area scout that covers Massachusetts was busy. Olive was the No. 40 prospect in BA’s list for the state.

After hitting .226 with six home runs in his first two collegiate seasons, he posted a 1.101 OPS with 13 homers in his junior season.

30-900 - RHP Eric Cerantola, Holy Trinity Catholic SS

Cerantola was ranked 323rd in the class by BA, and since he was drafted as late as he was, he’s probably going to college — Mississippi State in his case.

In its report, BA states he “has tremendous potential on the mound thanks to fantastic feel for a massive, 12-to-6 breaking ball that is a plus pitch or better at times. He touches 92-93 mph with his fastball, though he sits a few ticks below that and struggles to throw strikes and locate his breaking ball regularly.”

31-930 - LHP Michael Costanzo, Austin Peay

Costanzo is the second player named Michael Costanzo in MLB draft history.

In his senior season at Austin Peay, he had a career-best 4.62 ERA with 104 strikeouts in 89 23 innings.

32-960 - 3B Kaleo Johnson, Montana State Billings

He wasn’t ranked on BA’s top 500, but it did note that he “has solid power and a good approach at the plate,” while ranking Johnson as the top prospect in the state.

33-990 - OF Beau Brundage, Portland

The Rays denied the Giants the opportunity to draft their Triple-A manager’s son.

He’s also apparently a good baseball player. BA ranked him as the No. 328 player in the class, and as a redshirt sophomore, my assumption is that he’ll be going back to college. He batted .378 but was caught stealing twice as many times as he was successful.

34-1,020 - C Dawson Dimon, Quartz Hill High School

Dimon is committed to San Diego State.

35-1,050 - RHP B.J. Myers, West Virginia

Last season, Myers was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the state. He was not ranked this year. He had 59 strikeouts and 25 walks in 77 13 innings.

36-1,080 - SS Kea’von Edwards, Cowley College

He’s listed as a shortstop on the tracker, but on the Cowley website, he’s listed as an outfielder. He batted .369/.447/.676 with 12 home runs and eight steals in 15 attempts.

37-1,110 - 3B John Rodriguez, Stoneman Douglas High School

Rodriguez intends to honor his commitment to Florida International.

38-1,140 - LHP Garrett Wade, Hartselle High School

Wade was ranked No. 141 in the class by BA, and like Rodriguez, intends to honor his college commitment. In his case, it’s Auburn. He has two good breaking balls, and if he can add velocity in college, he should make himself quite a bit of money next time he’s in the draft.

39-1,170 - C C.J. Willis, Ruston High School

Willis is another left-handed-hitting catcher drafted by the Rays. Ranked as the No. 195 player in the class by BA, he’s probably headed to LSU. A shoulder injury slowed him down this spring, but he has good power potential.

40-1,200 RHP David Luethje, Vero Beach High School

The Rays closed their draft with another player ranked in the BA 500. Luethje was its No. 303 player, and he’ll probably go to Florida. That’s a pitching factory, so he’ll have a chance to get stronger, improve his stuff with the Gators, and become a much higher pick in a few years.