Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rays Picks: Rounds 16-20

The information well is running a bit dry, so I'll just go with one post for every 5 picks now and update it as we go...Tyler Bortnick

Rays 16th Round Pick - 499th Overall: 2B Tyler Bortnick
Well, he's a college senior 2nd baseman, so he is what he is. Hit .363/.469/.566 in 2009. Organization filler, realistically.

Rays 17th Round Pick - 529th Overall: OF Alexander Diaz
He's from the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy. BaseballAmerica says:Alexander Diaz
Outfielder Alex Diaz is 6-foot-2 with a lot of raw power, and that's about it. He hit a home run off of Perez at a showcase in February and then had the second-best batting practice session to Fuentes in May, possibly hitting his way into the top 10 rounds.

Rays 18th Round Pick - 559th Overall: LHP Jacob Partridge
He's from a HS in Washington. BaseballAmerica says:Jacob Partridge
Spokane's Jacob Partridge is a 6-foot-2 lefthander who typically gets off to a slow start because he also plays basketball. He throws a fastball that sits 88-91 mph, has a slider that can be inconsistent but has good spin, and is working on developing a changeup. Because he usually peaks later in the year, he'll play in the West Coast Collegiate League this summer and could be an intriguing summer follow.
[Added by Doug] BASEBALL NORTHWEST projected Partridge to go in rounds 6-10 and had this to say about him: Projectable lethanded athletic pitcher. Showed signs of near 90 mph fastball last summer with good spin to his CB. Signed at Gonzaga.

Scott ShumanRays 19th Round Pick - 589th Overall: RHP Scott Shuman
He's a junior but his stats were nothing special: 7.90 ERA, 23 strikeouts to 21 walks in 15 relief appearances. Can't find much scouting on him.

Dylan FloroRays 20th Round Pick - 619th Overall: RHP Dylan Floro

California HS kid. Ranked #103 overall by BaseballAmerica:
Many clubs had Floro pegged as a supplemental first-rounder when the spring began, and while his velocity has dipped this spring he still isn't likely to last much past the second round. Slightly undersized at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, Floro has a long track record with local and national scouts. He still sits at 90-92 mph with his fastball, and he adds a changeup to his mix, but his best offering may be his tight, high 70s slider, which has the makings of a plus pitch. Floro is committed to Cal State Fullerton and might be well served by three years of college experience, but he may find it hard to pass on signing if he goes in the second round.
[Added by Doug] Perfect Game had this to say about him:
Dylan Floro is a 2009 RHP/OF with a 6'1'', 175 lb. frame from Merced, CA who attends Buhach Colony HS. Floro used a 3/4 arm angle to pitch in the low 90's topping at 92mph. He is very deceptive and hitters were not getting good looks at the ball. He has a very loose arm with good arm speed and projects to add even more velocity. The ball comes out of his hand well and he showed very good pitchability. He has both a curveball and slider that are sharp and very good pitches. He completes his pitching mix with a very good change up with good tail. Floro was dominant this outing, showing very good command and must be followed very closely. Very interesting total package on the mound. He has made a verbal commitment to Cal-State Fullerton.


  1. Great scouting reports! Compliment!

    But the picks above are from the 16th-20th round and not from the 15th-19th, right?

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks and yeah, I just realized the round numbers were wrong on Partrige.

  3. FYI Tyler Bortnick is gonna be much better then you all think.