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Rays stockpile pitching on Day 1 of draft

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays rounded out the opening day of this year’s MLB Draft by selected a trio of intriguing pitching prospects after first-rounder Greg Jones.

They took Houston-area high-school right-hander J.J. Goss with the 36th overall pick and Campbell College right-hander Seth Johnson at No. 40. The selected Texas A&M left-hander John Doxakis at No. 61 overall in the second round

Goss was 11-2 with a 0.64 ERA in his senior year at Cypress Ranch High School. Goss, whose fastball reached 96 during his senior season and is complimented by a strong swing-and-miss slider and changeup, committed to Texas A&M during his sophomore season.