If the Tamps Bay Devil Rays plan on returning to October baseball in 2020, they will need a bounce back season from several pitchers. However, in regards to the 2020 MLB Draft, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are in pretty solid shape.
For a while now, the Devil Rays farm system has been one of the top in baseball and one that also has an incredibly solid developmental system in place. This system has regularly churned out top-notch prospects.
Right now, the Devil Rays are looking at Wander Franco, Vidal Brujan, Xavier Edwards, and Matthew Liberator as the top prospects in their system.
So, what that in mind, who are the Devil Rays likely eyeing in the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft?
2020 MLB Mock Draft: Cole Henry, RHP
Currently playing for LSU, Henry has a projectable 6-foot-4, 205 pound frame and massive strength in his lower half, translating into an above average fastball velocity.
Currently, his fastball sits at 91-to-93 MPH. However, he often leaves it high in the strike zone which regularly means big contact. His curveball has shown signs of big shape, with an 11-to-5 break early in the start. His changeup comes in around 80-to-83 MPH but has shown signs of having difficulty locating it.
With a big arm, projectable body, and a nice fastball, Henry is likely to go the first day and has a ceiling that permits him to become a back-end starter.