Check back periodically as the Rays make 30 more picks Wednesday to complete the 2019 MLB draft.
11-338. SS Ben Troike, Illinois
Troike batted .260/.348/.379 for the Illini. He missed the last month of the season after being hit by a pitch.
12-368. SS Nick Sogard, Loyola Marymount
Sogard stole 30 bases this season. As the cousin of the Face of the MLB, he should provide an attendance boost for Hudson Valley this summer.
13-398. OF Zach Huffins, Arizona Western College
Rays take a dynamic runner and athlete here in Zach Huffins. 80 runner who has made gigantic strides defensively and at the plate, upside is vast, still very raw overall. https://t.co/vDz4MKQkxG— Brian Sakowski (@B_Sakowski_PG) June 5, 2019
If he doesn’t sign, he’ll play at Arizona State next spring.
14-428. OF Logan Allen, Arkansas Ft. Smith
He batted .362/.460/.565 this spring.
15-458. 2B Brett Wisely, Gulf Coast CC
The Rays drafted a two-way player, although he is only listed as a second baseman on the tracker. He led his team in innings and was second in at-bats.
16-488. LHP Joe Gobillot, Vanderbilt
Gobillot is a former teammate of Day 1 pick John Doxakis. In two seasons with Vanderbilt, he only has two innings pitched, perhaps due to an illness. He was ranked on Baseball America’s top draft prospects list in 2017 but was not drafted.
17-518. RHP Trevor Brigden, Okanagan College
18-548. LHP Joe LaSorsa, St. John’s
He was ranked as the No. 427 player in the class by Baseball America. He’s pitched in the rotation and out of the bullpen.
19-578. OF Christian Johnson, Clinton High School
20-608. SS Cam Shepherd, Georgia
BA ranked him No. 247 in the class but noted he had a rough season at the plate. He batted .231/.333/.386 this spring. His OPS has declined each season with the Bulldogs after he was named a freshman All-American in 2017.
21-638. RHP Andrew Peters, John A. Logan College
He was actually ranked inside BA’s top 500 at No. 459, but he had Tommy John surgery.
22-668. RHP Ben Peoples, Giles County High School
Peoples is committed to Xavier.
23-698. RHP Jayden Murray, Dixie State
Murray led his team with 92 strikeouts in 83 1⁄3 innings. He only walked 18.
24-728. 2B Duke Kinamon, Stanford
Kinamon broke out this season, more than doubling his career home run total. He batted .309/.352/.478.
25-758. OF Garrett Hiott, Eckerd
Hiott is the first Rays pick from Eckerd since 2004, when they drafted Billy Evers, son of long-time coach Bill Evers.
26-788. RHP Robbie Peto, Stetson
Peto was a 30th-round pick in 2016, but he went to UNC. He’s now at Stetson and throws in the mid-90s. BA ranked him No. 314 in the class and said he had to redshirt earlier in his career due to back issues.
27-818. LHP Mitchell Parker, San Jacinto College
Parker was taken 30 picks sooner than he was last draft. He shared a rotation with first-round pick Jackson Rutledge. He had 111 strikeouts and 45 walks in 64 1⁄3 innings.
28-848. OF Hill Alexander, Lubbock Christian
Hill led his team in just about everything, batting .411/.474/.736 with 14 home runs.
29-878. RHP Zach Bravo, Butler County CC
Bravo had 97 strikeouts and 33 walks in 80 innings.
30-908. C Michael Carpentier Jr., Yucaipa High School
According to BA — which ranked him No. 287 in the class — Carpentier Jr. is a very good defensive catcher with a contact-oriented approach at the plate. He’s committed to Arizona State.
31-938. RHP Brannon Jordan, Cowley County CC
This is the second straight season the Rays have drafted a player from Cowley County CC after making shortstop K.V. Edwards a 36th-round pick last year. BA ranked him No. 467 in the class and said he throws strikes.
32-968. C Kody Huff, Horizon High School
Huff is another late pick who’s ranked on the BA 500. He checked in at No. 400 and is committed to Stanford. He has bat speed and arm strength.
33-998. RHP Carson Coleman, Kentucky
Coleman had 36 strikeouts and 15 walks in 28 innings. He had 18 walks in 20 innings last season.
34-1,028. LHP Carter Bach, Wake Forest
In 15 1⁄3 innings this season, Bach has 21 strikeouts and 15 walks. He’s listed at 6’7 and 230 pounds. He had 27 walks in 26 2⁄3 innings last season.
35-1,058. RHP Mitchell Walters, Wichita State
All 26 of his appearances this season were out of the bullpen. He had 44 strikeouts and 16 walks in 34 2⁄3 innings.
36-1,088. RHP Shay Smiddy, Louisville
Smiddy is another pitcher who doesn’t always throw strikes. He has 28 strikeouts and 18 walks in 23 1⁄3 innings. Last season, it was a slightly more manageable 25 walks in 45 2⁄3 innings.
37-1,118. RHP Addison Moss, Rice
Moss has eight strikeouts and seven walks in 15 1⁄3 innings this season.
38-1,148. SS Angelo Armenta, San Diego State
Armenta batted .307/.412/.415 for the Aztecs. He previously played at USC.
39-1,178. RHP Andrew Gross, UT Arlington
Gross had 46 strikeouts and 24 walks in 46 innings this season.
40-1,208. C Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian
There’s an MLB Network analyst who might be surprised to learn that Trevino had Tommy John surgery. With a .408 average and 15 homers this season, he bounced back and was Abilene Christian’s star.