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.
— Matthew G. Railey (@MattRAILEY) June 7, 2014
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.