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West finds early success on mound

West has topped out at 99 mph

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Former third baseman Matt West has been on the mound for little more than a month, but he is already pumping mid-to-upper 90s heat with a potential plus slider. Lone Star Dugout features the 22-year-old prospect.

It's no secret that the Texas Rangers haven't had much success with second round draft picks over the last decade. The club hasn't seen a second round selection reach the majors since utility man Jason Bourgeois, who was taken in the 2000 MLB Draft. And Bourgeois didn't reach the majors until 2008––four years after he'd last played in the Texas organization. As third baseman Matt West entered... Recommended Stories

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