Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Rays tab Texas prep shortstop with second pick

Texas high school shortstop Spencer Edwards was Tampa Bay's second-round draft pick. The University of Texas signee ranked 175th on Baseball America's pre-draft prospect list and was No. 22 among center fielders as a fifth- or sixth-round possibility.

MLB's scouting report ...

Edwards has incredible speed and great range at shortstop but might be better suited in center field. He has great arm strength and more than enough speed to play there. At the plate, he is still a bit raw but possesses great bat speed that could mean more power in the future. Just about every team in baseball would love to have a switch-hitting center fielder with game-changing speed and the ability to add more power.

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