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1s.42 Tampa Bay Rays - Drew Vettleson, OF, Central Kitsap HS (WA)

The Rays selected Drew Vettleson. Here's his profile:


Drew Vettleson   Position: OF   School: Central Kitsap HS   State: WA   Height: 6’1’’   Weight: 185

Bats: L   Throws: R   Birth Date: 7/19/91   Seiler Rating: 1C3   Commitment: Oregon State

Drew Vettleson is a solid high school outfielder from Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Washington, which is just outside of Seattle. Vettleson joins forces with Bishop Blanchet’s Josh Sale to make one of the best outfield duos for offensive potential in states across the country this spring. Even more interesting is that Vettleson is actually an ambidextrous pitcher, throwing quality stuff from both the right and left side. However, he’s much more of a prospect with the bat, and has developed into one of the top corner outfielders available in this draft class. His combination of power, hitting ability, and arm strength make him a potential starting right fielder at the next level. His hit tool is above-average, and when combined with plus raw power, he’s a legitimate hitting threat. He’s quite selective at the plate, and like Sale, he’s quite an advanced hitter for his age, which is exceptional considering their geography. Vettleson is a below-average runner, though, and he’s limited to an outfield corner, where he has fringe-average range. His arm is above-average to plus, though, so he has some defensive value. All this being said, he’s an unpredictable prospect, as he’s toolsy in some areas but quite pedestrian in others. He can hit, but his value otherwise is quite up in the air. He could sneak up as high as the supplemental first round to a team that really loves his bat, but he fits better in the second or third rounds, where he should sign for something close to slot money.