Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Rays have six draft picks in top 100

The Tampa Bay Rays will have six picks among the first 100 selections in this year's draft, according to the draft order announced today by Major League Baseball.

Because they didn't sign last year's first- or second-round pick, the Rays get additional picks in thos rounds this year. They also have a sandwich pick for free agent Gregg Zaun signing with Milwaukee. Tampa Bay picks at 17, 31, 42, 66, 79 and 98.

The Biscuits, who also benefit from those picks, open a five-game home series with the reigning Southern League champion Jacksonville Suns tonight. Your lineups ...

Emeel Salem cf
Chris De La Cruz ss
Chris Nowak dh
Nevin Ashley c
Cody Cipriano 2b
Matt Fields 1b
Greg Sexton 3b
Cody Strait rf
John Matulia lf
Jeremy Hall rhp

Lorenzo Scott cf -- former tackling terror as Ball State linebacker
Osvaldo Martinez ss
Mike Stanton rf -- won't win Southern League Triple Crown (because he won't be here long enough)
Mark Saccomanno 1b -- that's Sac-oh-mahn-oh
Brandon Tripp lf
Matt Dominguez 3b
Tim Torres 2b
Vinny Rottino dh -- played for Huntsville and Chattanooga last year
Chris Hatcher c
Elih Villanueva rhp -- formerly of the Florida State Seminoles

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