The annual baseball draft starts Thursday with the first two rounds (73 picks). Tampa Bay has three picks Thursday: 21st, 29th and 60th.
It looks like it's not a banner year for the state of Alabama, though Samford outfielder Phillip Ervin is a potential high-round pick.
According to Baseball America, the state has 11 prospects in this year's class who are among the top 500 nationally (learn more about them here) ...
1. Phillip Ervin, of, Samford U., Leroy HS grad
2. Keegan Thompson, rhp, Cullman HS
3. Colin Bray, of, Faulkner State CC, Mississippi native
4. C.K. Irby, rhp, Samford U., Mars Hill Bible HS grad
5. Conner Kendrick, lhp, Auburn U., Gulf Shores native (went to high school in Georgia)
6. Jordan Patterson, 1b-lhp, U. South Alabama, Baker HS grad
7. Kevin Davis, rhp, T.R. Miller HS
8. Jared Brasher, rhp, Pell City HS
9. Anfernee Grier, of, Russell County HS
10. Heath Quinn, of, Oak Mountain HS
11. Coty Blanchard, of, Jacksonville State U., Cherokee County HS grad