Offensively: Drew Vettleson may be the most intriguing of the Rays’ prospects. Vettleson was the Rays’ third first-round draft pick in 2010, drafted out of the Pacific Northwest region.
What the Rays see in Vettleson is pure, quality baseball player. He has great skills at the plate, and most scouts believe he has the ability to be a good average hitter in the future. He puts up great at-bats, hitting the ball hard and often.
Vettleson hit .282 with seven homers and 40 RBI through 61 games in his first pro season for Princeton this year. His home-run power has been a debate amongst scouts, but most agree that the lefty can be a double-digit home-run hitter down the road.
Vettleson’s baseball intelligence is another strength he possesses on the diamond. Good baseball instincts is something that the Rays highly value in their prospects, and Vettleson is a great example.
His baseball smarts really come in handy on the base paths, as he doesn’t have very fast legs. Last year, Vettleson managed to collect 20 stolen bases
Defensively: The most interesting part about Vettleson is that he's also a pitcher. But not just any pitcher, a switch pitcher. Vettleson can pitch with both his right and left hand, something that is very rare in baseball.
Although he could try professional baseball as pitcher, most experts agree that the outfield is where he belongs. His pitching arm makes him a good fit in right field, where Vettleson spent the entire 2011 season.
Conclusion: Vettleson is ways away, but he should be making progress through the minors this year after an impressive first season. We can probably expect to see Vettleson make his big league debut in 2014.