After taking a college position player with their first pick of the night, the Tampa Bay Rays went with back-to -back pitchers in each of their first-round compensation picks, taking Texas high school pitcher J.J. Goss with the 36th overall pick, and taking Campbell University right-hander Seth Johnson four selections later.
Goss, 18, went 11-2 with a 0.64 ERA in 15 appearances at Cypress Ranch High School. In 87 1/3 innings, he allowed just eight earned runs and struck out 147 hitters while walking just 28. He was ranked 24th on MLB.com's rankings.
Meanwhile, Johnson went 3-3 with a 4.61 ERA in 14 appearances, including 11 starts, for the Camels, striking out 81 in 66 1/3 innings. He was ranked 31st in MLB.com's rankings.
Listen to comments from both Goss and Johnson as they spoke with the media Tuesday.