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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

Posted By Charlie Crabb On Jun 14 2010 @ 8:10 pm In Tampa Bay Devil Rays | No Comments

It did not take long for Justin O’Connor to sign. The Ray’s second selection of the 2010 Amateur Draft stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 190 lbs. The catcher was at Tropicana field Monday to discuss what the minor leagues will be like and what the team wants him to accomplish with senior advisor Don Zimmer and manager Jon Madden.

O’Connor, a natural short-stop with an excellent arm, will likely be placed with the Rays Gulf Coast affiliate as a catcher. The Rays see O’Connor as having all the tools of an effective defensive catcher with his arm being his main attraction. When asked why he signed so swiftly O’Connor simply replied:

“I want to play, I want to get down here as soon as I can and play.”

His refreshing attitude hopefully sets the tone for the rest of his draft class. For more insight on O’Connor, refer to my previous blog from June 8th.

O’Connor a natural short-stop with an excellent arm will likely be placed with the Rays Gulf Coast affiliate playing as catcher. The Rays see O’Connor as having all the tools of an effective defensive catcher with his arm being his main attraction. When asked why he signed so swiftly O’Connor simply replied:

“I want to play, I want to get down here as soon as I can and play.”

His refreshing attitude hopefully sets the tone for the rest of his draft class. For more insight on O’Connor refer to my previous blog from June 8th.

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