Here are previews of several intriguing players still available when the draft resumes at 1:00.
SRQman's Vogelbach 2.0: David Denson, California High School (1B, 6'4, 240 lbs)
Best Tool: David Denson might have the best raw power for a high school player in the draft, with it earning plus-plus grades.
Analysis: Denson made headlines when he smashed a 515 foot home run at Marlins Park earlier this year to win the Power Showcase. Three of the nine home runs he hit surpassed 500 feet, with his longest both the longest in the ballpark's history and the farthest in the history of the Power Showcase, edging out Bryce Harper's 502 foot blast a few years ago at Tropicana Field. A massive player, Denson is surprisingly agile, with most expecting him to stick at first base and be solid there with more experience and practice. He is also very patient at the plate at the plate, almost too much so at times. Where he lags behind Vogelbach is in his hit tool; his swing has holes and needs refinement. However, with his excellent makeup, Baseball America says he "could flourish with pro instruction."
Stock: Denson is rated the 285th best player in the draft by Baseball America and should go in the first ten rounds. The last time the Rays went for a notable bat-first/only player was with Jeff Malm in 2009, but taking Denson would help shore up a glaring weakness of power hitters in the system.
Brett Morales, Florida High School (RHP, 6'2, 205 lbs)
Best Tool: When he is right, Brett Morales features a nice three pitch mix.
Analysis: A local pitcher who attends King High School, Morales has been one of the best prep pitchers in the state. Though he came out slowly, his velocity has gradually increased. His fastball sits at 90-92 and touches 94-95. His curve, while inconsistent, flashes plus and his change-up is advanced for a high school pitcher. Though he is not especially tall, his delivery is clean.
Stock: Rated the 118th best draft prospect by Baseball America, he is expected to go in the third or fourth round.
Anyone else you're especially interested?
Scott here with some quick hits
Ryan Boldt, Minnesota High School (CF, 6'1, 190): I'd be surprised if the Rays could afford Boldt at this point since it's going to take a seven figure bonus to keep him away from Nebraska. He might be the best player still on the board.
Dustin Driver, Washington High School (RHP, 6'3, 210): I projected him as the Rays' second round pick yesterday, and since he's still on the board, I'll stick with him.
Ryon Healy, Oregon (1B, 6'5, 200): Healy's a former third baseman with some pretty solid power.
Jared King, Kansas State (OF, 6'1, 210): King's kind of a tweener in the outfield. He may not have the power for a corner spot or the athleticism for center field, but he plays the game hard.
Tyler Skulina, Kent State (RHP, 6'5, 252): Skulina's a big righty with the fastball velocity to match. He needs to improve his secondary pitches.
Rowdy Tellez, California High School (1B, 6'4, 230): Tellez could have the best raw power in the draft, but he's not an athlete and may not have the hit tool to tap into the power.