Thursday, June 10, 2010

25th Rounder Matt Span Agrees In Principle To Sign

From this article:
The 6-foot-7 left-handed pitcher, who had signed to play collegiately at Volunteer State, wasted little time committing to the Rays. Spann has already agreed in principle to sign with the team.

“I haven’t signed the papers, but in my mind I’m already going,” Spann said. “It’s been in my mind the whole time that if I ever got an offer I was going.”
Here's our post that includes the profile on Spann. He's projectable at 6'7" and 185 pounds, but also very raw. His fastball touches 90 and could develop into a big pitch, but his breaking stuff needs a lot of work. I'd expect him to be assigned to the Gulf Coast League when he officially signs(I'll also update the Signing Board then, too).


  1. Shocks me to see how big these young pitchers are.. hope to see him next year on the Crabs

  2. Not a bad pickup. Big and projectable, and needs to gain some weight. It will take him a while to progress, but this could be a pretty good pick before all is said and done.

  3. Local paper says he'll sign tonight:

    "Recent Columbia Central graduate Matthew Spann, a 25th round pick in the Major League Draft on Tuesday, said he is scheduled to sign Friday evening with the Tampa Bay Rays. Scout Brad Matthews will be in Columbia Friday for the signing and likely will let Spann know when he is to report to Port Charles, Fla. for Rookie League play."

    I would prefer he report to Port Charlotte.


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