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2019 MLB draft: Tampa Bay Rays select 1B Jake Guenther with No. 218 pick

A college bat balances out the draft class.


The Rays landed on TCU 1B Jake Guenther for their seventh round selection, the team’s first senior selection.

Double digit homeruns and an ability to get on base are the leading characteristics for Guenther: .345/.462/.576 with 13 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 41 BB, 29 K, and 14 SB

That’s a great season for the former JUCO transfer. There’s some expectation he could play well in an outfield corner where, according to the MLB broadcast, his arm could be the limiting factor.

He’s that arm in action, from the outfield:

And here’s some partial looks at the bat: