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DRAFT 101: A VIEWERS GUIDE

5/22/2008

Before they became the talk of the AL East, the Rays were huge in the MLB draft. Coincidence? We think not. For the fourth time since 1999, they're on the clock first, so when the drafting starts on June 5 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN2), you'll want to be as prepared as the suits in St. Pete.

Key:

1.2.3.4.

1. Penny-Pinchers: Moths fly out of their wallets faster than dollars do.
2. Safety-Seekers: They just love low-risk (and low-ceiling) college guys.
3. Risk-Takers: If a guy's good—or just looks like he could be—they'll go for it.
4. Slot-Busters: They've got Scott Boras on speed dial.