Rays Sign First-Round Pick Jake Hager

The Rays signed first-round pick Jake Hager for $963K, tweets Baseball America's Jim Callis.  That's $9K over slot for the high school shortstop, who was chosen 32nd overall.  Hager is represented by Paragon Sports International.

Hager, who had committed to Arizona State, was ranked 122nd on BA's top 200.  BA wrote that Hager "doesn't have one standout tool, but he can do a little bit of everything and always plays hard."

The Rays had a dozen picks within the first 89 this year, and so far they've signed six of them in Hager, Jeff Ames, Blake Snell, Kes Carter, James Harris, and Granden Goetzman.

Hager is the fourth first-round pick to sign, as teams begin by locking up those willing to sign around slot.  Click here to see our full list of first and supplemental round picks to sign.


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