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Rays take reliever with 14th-round pick

Rays take reliever with 14th-round pick

Rays take reliever with 14th-round pick

Jaime Schultz, the Rays' 14th-round pick in the First-Year Player Draft, has been used as a reliever at High Point University, with a fringe-plus fastball in short innings.

Scouts carried some concerns that he did not quite have the bulldog mentality to be a closer at the next level, with his confidence and aggressiveness seeming to wane at times. He has wide hips and broad shoulders despite his short, compact stature, and he is listed at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds. Scouts believe he has good raw stuff but must tap into the confidence to use it and become more of a pitcher than a thrower.

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Schultz had Tommy John surgery on his right shoulder in 2010.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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