With the 158th overall pick, the Tampa Bay Rays selected Junior outfielder Johnny Field.
The Rays made sure to list him as a second baseman though, which is not surprising at all.
Field played outfield all three years in Tucson after going to high school at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, NV.
But he definitely does not project as a big league outfielder, and it appears the Rays will be trying him out at second base.
2B! Haha atta boy @johnnyfield1 !— Mathew Troupe (@MathewTroupe) June 7, 2013
Unlike Brandon Dixon, Johnny Field was a three-year starter for the Wildcats, winning the PAC-12 batting title in 2012, and being a Golden Spikes semifinalist in 2013. Field has been great all three years for the Wildcats, and should transition to second base very quickly.
Field will follow in the footsteps of former teammate Joey Rickard to the Rays. Rickard was drafted in the ninth round of the 2012 draft by Tampa Bay.