After Jake Odorizzi and C.J. Cron got done taking the Rays lunch money (and giving Rays’ fans all sorts of second guessing thoughts) with a Twins’ 3-1 series victory at the Trop over the weekend, the team gets an off day Monday, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty to watch tonight.
The 54th annual MLB amateur draft will begin in Secaucus, N.J. on Monday at 7:00 p.m. with the full first and second rounds taking place this evening before the absurdly deep draft continues through Tuesday and Wednesday.
Keep your eyes peeled around 10:00 a.m. for our very own JT Morgan’s Rays-specific draft preview, but there’s plenty of capital-C content out there to get you up to this evening’s draft.
Rays News and Links
- What does it feel like to be drafted in to the big leagues? Read these Rays’ special stories — Good glimpse behind the curtain.
- Behind the Rays-inspired rise of the Tampa Bay Rowdies to the top of the United Soccer League — Good longform look
- Rays have good opportunity with 3 of top 40 picks in Monday’s draft, but will they take advantage? — Local look at tonight’s opening rounds of the draft
- Duquette: The top 10 catching prospects in baseball — Ronaldo Hernandez checking in top five.
Tweet of the Weekend
Today, we #RaysUp for @BBBS_TampaBay! For over 10 years, the Rays have partnered with BBBS to bring the magic of Rays baseball to hundreds of children throughout Tampa Bay. Today we presented them with a $60,000 grant and recognized the Big & Little of the year! ✨ pic.twitter.com/RLa2PXcWCY— Rays Community (@RaysCommunity) June 2, 2019