*signed 34 of their 52 picks. Last year, they signed 32 out of 50
*signed 11 of their 13 picks in the top 10 rounds. Last year, they signed 7 of 10 in the top 10 rounds
*went over-slot on 6 picks in the top 10 rounds. Last year, 4 players got over-slot bonuses.
On the whole, it's hard to be disappointed with the Rays' haul. Not only did they sign both of their unprotected picks, they got arguably a better talent for one of them in Justin O'Conner (vs. LeVon Washington; Jake Thompson vs. Kenny Diekroeger isn't worth a comparison since they're drastically different players).
As for the unsigned guys, 4th rounder Austin Wood reportedly upped his asking price after his Cape Cod performance. While his ERA was shiny, under 1.00, his 25-19 K-BB in 35 or so innings leaves something to be desired. He's got decent stuff, but really doesn't harness it well, both in terms of not enough strikeouts and too many walks. Rumor had it he wanted 2nd-round money to sign, which I think is too much for a guy with the question marks Wood has. 7th round pick Michael Lorenzen was a known tough sign, so his choice to attend Cal State-Fullerton doesn't come as much of a surprise. He would've been a nice athlete to add to the system, but there's a good chance nothing short of an exorbitant bonus would've netted him.
Oddly enough, 26th round pick Justin Woodall, a LHP who hasn't played baseball in nearly four years since he was the safety on Alabama's football team, didn't sign despite reports coming out right after he was selected that he would be. I can't imagine it was due to bonus demands, and he had very little leverage, so I'm guessing there was either an injury, a poor showing in workouts (though pre-draft reports had him touching 93), or he simply chose not to sign for whatever reason.
The big catches, Josh Sale and Drew Vettleson, will likely join the GCL Rays for the remaining portion of the seaosn, a little under two weeks. It'll be interesting to see where they are assigned next year. Tim Beckham was assigned to low-A his first full season, but he signed rather quickly and got about 180 ABs in Princeton. The Rays assigned near-deadline signees Todd Glaesmann and Jeff Malm to Princeton in their first full seasons, so we'll see how they handle Sale and Vettleson.