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3.98 Tampa Bay Rays - Ryan Brett, 2B, Highline HS (WA)

The Rays spent the 98th overall pick on Ryan Brett.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft report.

Ryan Brett   Position: SS   School: Highline HS   State: WA   Height: 5’9’’   Weight: 180

Bats: B   Throws: R   Birth Date: 10/9/91   Seiler Rating: 2C2   Commitment: Gonzaga

Ryan Brett is a short middle infielder from Highline High School in Burien, Washington, a southern suburb of Seattle. Brett’s one of the Pacific Northwest’s best high school prospects, and he should become his school’s most successful baseball player ever. As you can tell by his vitals, he’s a rather short player, but he doesn’t lack strength. He’s a hard line drive hitter and scouts don’t have many doubts about his current strength as a hitter. His hit tool is a potential plus and he makes excellent contact against any pitch in any count. His raw power is below-average, but he’s not one to get cheated if he’s given a good pitch to hit. He complements his hit tool with plus to plus-plus speed that he uses very aggressively on the basepaths. He could potentially steal 30 or more bases a year with his aggressiveness and speed, the style of game he loves to play. Defensively, scouts are much less sure about his tools. His arm is average, but not quite good enough to stick at shortstop. Some scouts envision him in center field in the long run, while others want to turn him into a second baseman. In center, he could have above-average range and become a defensive asset, though it might take awhile to reach that point. He has all the tools to be a leadoff hitter at the next level and that could get him drafted in the third to sixth round range, which should lead to him signing rather easily away from Gonzaga.