This means, that some players could and will fall a bit. And while I'm still dreaming about some really top notch talents like Josh Bell, Mike Mahtook or Daniel Norris falling to the Rays, the probability is really slim. What's the main reason for that?
- Pick 1-19: Boston Red Sox (They will take best player available ... I could easily see Archie Bradley falling to them)
- Pick 1-20: Colorado Rockies (They have a history of taking the best player available. They are not shy of high bonus demands)
- Pick 1-21: Toronto Blue Jays (The new regime is not afraid of putting money into prospects. They will take the best player on their board)
- Pick 1-22: St. Louis Cardinals (They also are not afraid of spending big in the draft)
I am afraid that any top 15 or maybe even top 21 talents (the talents 16-21 seem to be M. Mahtook, J. Bell, A. Meyer, B. Swihart, J. Fernandez and J. Baez) will be gone before the 1st Rays pick. Just good to know that the Rays have 12 picks in the first 2 rounds and that this draft is incredibly deep in talent.