Interview with Rays 4th Round Pick: Tanner Murray

1. Do you think being a walk-on helped you in any way and if so how? "I'd say so because I know what it takes to earn a spot. Coming into a program/team that might not know who I am, I am more comfortable in that sort of situation." The dedication Murray has shown to … Continue reading Interview with Rays 4th Round Pick: Tanner Murray

Interview with Rays 3rd Round Pick: Hunter Barnhart

1. What's your favorite pitch and why? "My favorite pitch would be my curveball because it keeps the hitters off balance." Barnhart has a 4-seam fastball, 2-seam fastball, curveball, and changeup in his arsenal. 2. At what point in your career did you know you had a good chance of getting drafted? "Honestly I was … Continue reading Interview with Rays 3rd Round Pick: Hunter Barnhart

Interview with Rays 5th Round Pick: Jeffrey Hakanson

1. What's your favorite pitch and why? "My favorite pitch is my fastball. There's no better feeling than blowing a fastball by someone." Hakanson’s heater tops out at 97 mph, so it's clear why opposing hitters would be tardy at the plate. He struck out 20 of the 28 batters he faced in the shortened … Continue reading Interview with Rays 5th Round Pick: Jeffrey Hakanson