ATWATER -- Dylan Floro was washing the truck when he heard the news.
His parents came out of the house to tell him he had been drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Buhach Colony pitcher was selected in the 20th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Wednesday afternoon -- 17 rounds later than one MLB blogger, Andy Seiler of mlbbonusbaby.com, had projected.
"I was hoping it was going to be a little sooner, but whatever works," Floro said.
"They said they would contact me a little later and see if we can work something out.
Floro was drafted by the same franchise that drafted former Buhach Colony catcher and family friend Jake Jeffries last year in the third round.
Floro spent the morning tracking the draft on the computer at his home.
After a while he went out to wash the truck to get his mind of the draft and get away from the computer.
"The waiting sucked," Floro said. "That was the worst part."
The right-hander said he hasn't heard why he slipped down to the 619th pick. Floro had worked out for the Rays, Cardinals and Mariners prior to the draft.
Floro will wait and see what the Rays have to offer in terms of a signing bonus before he decides between signing with the club or accepting a basball scholarship to Cal State Fullerton.
Floro has until Aug. 17 to sign with Tampa Bay.
"I'm going to play summer ball and at the end of the summer, I'll probably decide what I'm going to do." said Floro, who finished with a 7-1 record at Buhach Colony this past season.
"I'm happy with either situation. They're both pretty good situations to be in."