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Rays Shadow Draft Year 2

As a northeastern guy, I don't get to see 98% of these guys before the draft. This is really an exercise on my ability to turn public info like Perfect Game, BBA, KLaw, and this site into a workable draft. I know I am not smarter than the Rays. I just wonder over time if I can manage to stay close to their results based on the info I read.

I drafted Buttrey in the 2nd round but could not sign him so I am claiming pick #89 next season. The new rules made it a real challenge picking up any HS talent. But I think I can do a better job next season signing guys.

In my 20 rounds I signed 11 guys only going overslot for Sammy Ayala in my 14th round. Here is my haul:

1.25 Richie Schafer COL 3B/RF

3.119 Jake Barrett COL RHP

4.152 Dylan Baker JC RHP

5.182 Preston Beck COL OF

7.242 Torsten Boss COL 3B/RF

9.302 Logan Vick COL OF

10.332 Kevin Brady COL RHP

11.362 Blake Hauser COL RHP

12.392 Brock Hebert COL SS

14.452 Sammy Ayala HS C

17.542 Eric Garcia COL SS

So for 2 seasons, here are my picks and the Rays picks that did not coincide:

My Picks

2011

Daniel Norris

Howard Dillon

Andrew Susac

Anthony Meo

Alex Dickerson

Burch Smith

Matt Dean

Garrett Buechele

2012

Jake Barrett

Dylan Baker

Preston Beck

Torsten Boss

Logan Vick

Kevin Brady

Blake Hauser

Brock Hebert

Sammy Ayala

Eric Garcia

Here is who the Rays took and signed that I didn't:

2011

Jake Hager

Brandon Martin

Tyler Goeddel

Jeff Ames

Blake Snell

Kes Carter

James Harris

Lenny Linsky

Riccio Torrez

Jack Floethe

Ryan Carpenter

John Alexander

Matt Rice

Jacob Faria

Cameron Seitzer

Taylor Motter

Andy Bass

Matt Ramsey

Garret Smith

2012

Spencer Edwards

Andrew Toles

Nolan Gannon

Bralin Jackson

Damion Carroll

Marty Gantt

Luke Maile

Joey Rickard

Sean Bierman

Clayton Henning

Taylor Hawkins

Dylan Floro

Chris Kirsh

Willie Gabay

Tommie Coyle

Ryan Dunn

Kevin Brandt

Miguel Beltran

RJ Davis

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