Rays Sign Supplemental First Round Pick Harris

The Rays signed supplemental first round pick James Harris for $490K, MLBTR has learned.  Harris is represented by Adam Karon and Tripper Johnson of Sosnick Cobbe Sports.

As Harris was not ranked within Baseball America's top 200, it appears likely that a predraft deal was in place.  He signed for about $116K under slot.  Harris, a high school outfielder, was the 60th overall pick and the last of the supplemental round.  The Rays received the pick as compensation for the loss of reliever Chad Qualls.

According to Baseball America's Conor Glassey, Harris has "huge upside" and is an "explosive athlete."  He narrowly missed BA's top 200.



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