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What the 39th Pick Might Fetch

This is based on the BA rankings, offering brief scouting reports from a variety of sources for players ranked 36th through 44th on their list. Other lists have different players in this range, but this suggests that there is quite a bit of talent available at 39.

36. Braxton Davidson, 1B, HS, Asheville, NC: Compares to last year's Dominic Smith, who went as the 11th choice of the first round. Matt Garrioch thinks he has the most usable power in the draft.

37. Luke Weaver, RHP, Florida State: Not that big, and his fastball is not as dominant as it once was, but he's a Friday starter for a top program. He has a very deceptive change, with good tailing action. He has excellent command.

38. Jack Flaherty, RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, CA: Earlier seen as a prospect at third base, he has dominated against advanced high school competition. He is has a perfect pitcher's build, and figures to add velocity as he matures. He already sits at 88-92 mph with advanced command and control. Garrioch describes him as one of the better athletes in the draft, with an easy delivery and good arm action.

39. Michael Kopech, RHP, HS, Mount Pleasant, TX: Throws harder than Flaherty, but there are some concerns about his mechanics. Kopech has ideal size and athleticism.

40. Michael Gettys, OF, HS, Gainesville, GA: Has had a disappointing spring, but according to BA, his "loud set of tools still offers one of the highest upsides of any high school position player."

41. Matthew Imhof, LHP, Cal Poly: Tall, with a very good fastball, Imhof lacks a well-developed spinning pitch or change.

42. Joseph Gatto, RHP, St. Augustine Prep, NJ: He throws hard (89-93 MPH this spring) and has some feel for off-speed pitches. Gatto needs to refine his delivery to improve his command and control.

43. Mike Papi, OF/1B, Virginia: Lots of power, but is probably limited to first base.

44. Alex Blandino, 3B, Stanford: His power probably translates better to second than third, but he's one of the top college hitters in the draft.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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