Picked 42nd overall in the 2010 draft Drew Vettleson was one of the shining lights in the Rays Roookie ball team. Overshadowed in the draft by his fellow Washington state native Josh Sale, Vettelson went on to make Sale look very mediocre.
Playing for the Princeton Rays of the short season Appalachian league young Mr Vettleson put up some very nic numbers. He had a batting average of .282 which is pretty good for his first season using the wooden bat. He hit seven home runs and had forty runs batted in. He is also a threat on the basepaths with twenty steals, although he was caught six times. His fielding was very solid with only three errors committed from the outfield, he also had six outfield assists.
To my mind he is certain to start next season in full season Low A ball with the Bowling Green Hot Rods. At only twenty years old Drew seems to have a very solid career in front of him and is near the top of my Rays prospects watchlist for 2012.