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Former Rays Prospect Luke Bailey (Ep. 4)

Former Rays Prospect Luke Bailey (Ep. 4)

Luke Bailey knows the ebbs and flows of the draft cycle better than most. A high school catcher in the same draft class as Mike Trout, Bailey once had first-round potential and a commitment to Auburn. But Tommy John surgery hurt his draft stock. He fell to the fourth round, where the Rays nabbed him and signed him to an over-slot bonus. But the grind of the lower levels coupled with persistent injuries took their toll on Bailey. He discusses all of it, including his journey to pro ball and how he fell back in love with the game playing indy ball, in our latest episode. Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to and sign up.

Duration: 1 hr 17 min

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