Diamondbacks sign third round pick Matt Railey


The Diamondbacks and scouting director Ray Montgomery really liked their third round pick Matt Railey and believe he can be something special. So, its no suprise that Railey, a Florida State University signee, decided to forgo his scholarship, and go pro. As a senior at North Christain High School in Tallahassee Flordia, he hit 407 with 10 doubles, four home runs, seven steals, and 23 RBI.

Motgomery spoke to MLB.com about Railey“Gives us a chance to add a left-handed bat with kind of a hit-speed combo,” D-backs scouting director Ray Montgomery said of Railey, who was scouted by Luke Wren.

Railey has alot of upside especially with his bat. He has great bat speed, and I love how he squares up every ball he hits. He also hits alot of line drives, and with his great speed, he has a great chance to be extra base hit machine. Right now he is playing centerfield, but in the next four or five years he probably will move to a corner outfield spot.

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