The Tampa Bay Rays selected Nolan Gannon, a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher from Santa Fe Christian School in California, with their fourth-round pick (No. 152 overall) during the MLB Draft on Tuesday. Hailing from San Diego, Gannon, who throws as hard as 92 MPH, was named to the 2012 Rawlings 2nd Team All-American California team. He is currently committed to San Diego State.
In the following rounds, Tampa Bay selected a variety of players, including another pitcher in Damion Carroll, who throws in the low 90s, with the No. 212 pick. Here's a brief scouting report:
Coming from a small school in Virginia, Carroll doesn't have a Division I commitment. This, however, only makes teams more interested because of signability. The big righty throws his fastball from 91-94 mph and has touched 95. Carroll is considerably raw and has below-average secondary pitches that include a power curve and a changeup.
Other picks include: Raytown South High center fielder Bralin Jackson (No. 187), College of Charleston outfielder Marty Gantt (No. 242), Kentucky catcher Luke Maile (No. 272) and Arizona center fielder Joey Rickard (No. 302).
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