The Rays probably picked up the most powerful college bat in the Draft by selecting corner infielder Richie Shaffer with the 25th overall pick. Not only does Shaffer have big-time home run power, but he has the ability to hit the ball to all fields and knows how to work a count.
The 21-year-old also offers some versatility, which will obviously help in fit in with the Rays' organization. He was drafted as a third baseman, but he's very capable of playing third and his strong arm also profiles wells in right field, which could be his future home.
The Rays got a pretty high-value pick with Shaffer at No. 25, as many experts predicted him being taken somewhere between 10-25 overall in the Draft. He has a high ceiling, and his three years of college ball should help him early on in the minors.
There's a lot to like about this pick from the Rays.