The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t have to look too far to find their selection in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday.
With the 131st overall pick, the Rays picked St. Petersburg College right-hander Austin Wood.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore’s fastball has been clocked at 97 mph. He pitched in 16 games last season with 42 strikeouts in 43 innings. He was 3-4 with a 4.81 ERA.
The Niceville, Fla., native has an offer to attend the University of Southern California n the fall on a baseball scholarship if he doesn’t accept the Rays’ offer.