2011 Texas Rangers Draft Pick Database

LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jun 6, 2011


Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the Texas Rangers' 2011 draft picks in this database. Included in the profiles are vital information for each player, links to post-draft interviews, and other various notes.

Round
1
Texas Rangers
Player: Kevin Matthews
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Hometown: Richmond Hill, GA
Position: LHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
DOB: 11/29/92
ANALYSIS: The 18-year-old high school lefty from Georgia seems to fit the mold of recent Rangers draft picks Robbie Ross and Robbie Erlin. According to Scout.com's Frankie Piliere, Matthews displayed an advanced feel for pitching at the Perfect Game USA National Showcase. At the event, he flashed an 88-90 mph fastball, a 73-75 mph curveball, and a mid-to-high 70s changeup. A good athlete, Matthews has some funk and effort to his delivery but repeats his mechanics and hides the ball well. He is committed to the University of Virginia.

STATUS: Signed (6/17)

Kevin Matthews, LHP, Richmond Hill H.S. (Ga.) from Frankie Piliere on Vimeo.

Round
1s
Texas Rangers
Player: Zach Cone
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA
Position: OF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 12/14/89
ANALYSIS: MLB.com Scouting Video – Cone is a 21-year-old outfielder from the University of Georgia. A third-round pick out of high school, Cone led the Bulldogs in nearly every major statistical category last season, batting .363/.403/.627 with 13 steals in 53 games. While he has no shortage of raw talent, he fell off as a junior this season, batting just .275/.331/.385 in 65 games. Regarded as a strong defender in center field, Cone has committed just one error during his three-year collegiate career.

STATUS: Signed (6/17)

Round
2
Texas Rangers
Player: Will Lamb
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 180
Hometown: Seaford, VA
Position: LHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 9/9/90
ANALYSIS: Video: Will Lamb warming up – Lamb, 20, was drafted as a pitcher after playing both ways at Clemson University for three years. Working as the Tigers' starting centerfielder (he also plays first base), Lamb posted a .348/.389/.471 slash line with 13 steals in 59 contests this season. He made 10 appearances (four starts) on the mound, putting up a 5.11 ERA. In 24.2 innings, he gave up 24 hits, walked 11, and fanned 29. According to Baseball Prospectus' Jason Parks, Lamb is raw on the mound but features clean mechanics with a fastball that reaches 95 mph and a slider that flashes plus.

INTERVIEW: Will Lamb (6/16)

STATUS: Signed (6/15)

Round
3
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Kyle Castro
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 8/18/93
ANALYSIS: Castro is relatively young for a high school prospect, as he doesn't turn 18 until the mid-August signing deadline. The right-hander is an excellent athlete, and he was a two-sport star in high school. According to Baseball America, he led the state with 12 interceptions as a defensive back last season. Castro has a talented arm but is also regarded as a raw talent. He has not signed with a college.

STATUS: Signed (6/21)

Round
4
Texas Rangers
Player: Desmond Henry
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Position: CF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 7/7/93
ANALYSIS: Video: Henry takes batting practice – The Compton native is a centerfielder and a good athlete who is best known for his plus-plus speed. He posted a 6.47 time in the 60-yard dash at the Area Code Games in 2010––the third-highest of the event. He has committed to Eastern Oklahoma State College in the JUCO ranks.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
5
Texas Rangers
Brandon Woodruff
Player: Brandon Woodruff
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Hometown: Wheeler, MS
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 2/10/93
ANALYSIS: Video: Woodruff at the Under Armour All-America Game | Frankie Piliere's scouting report from the Under Armour event – The 18-year-old Woodruff is a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher out of a Wheeler High School in Mississippi. According to Frankie Piliere, he has a mature frame to go along with a low-90s fastball and two promising secondary pitches. Woodruff has signed a letter of intent to play at Mississippi State.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
6
Texas Rangers
Player: Derek Fisher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 207
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
Position: CF
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
DOB: 8/21/93
ANALYSIS: MLB.com Scouting Video | Q&A with Fisher – Fisher, a left-handed hitting prep outfielder from Pennsylvania, has a talented bat that includes a smooth swing with some raw power. According to the MLB.com scouting report, he has a below-average arm and may ultimately profile best in left field, but there is little doubt about his offensive talent. He has committed to the University of Virginia and, according to Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein, has a $2.25 million asking price.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
7
Texas Rangers
Player: Max Pentecost
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 191
Hometown: Winder, GA
Position: C
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 3/10/93
ANALYSIS: Pentecost is currently recovering from surgery that stemmed from an elbow injury he suffered this past April. He is a good athlete behind the plate with a strong arm and an intriguing bat. The 18-year-old Georgia native has signed to play his college ball at Kennesaw State.

INTERVIEW: Max Pentecost (6/13)

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
8
Texas Rangers
Player: Kyle Hendricks
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 12/7/89
ANALYSIS: Arguably the top prospect in the Ivy League this year, Hendricks was a 39th round pick of the Angels out of high school in California. He has spent the last three seasons in the Dartmouth weekend rotation, posting a 2.47 ERA as a junior this year. The 21-year-old had complete games in four of his nine starts, walking only 11 while striking out 70 in 62 innings. Hendricks pitched in the Cape Cod League last summer and is on the Brewster Whitecaps' roster once again this year.

INTERVIEW: Kyle Hendricks (6/10)

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
9
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Rashad Harlin
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Position: CF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 2/7/93
ANALYSIS: Harlin, 18, is a product of Helix High School in the San Diego area. Per Baseball America, he began generating buzz this spring while showing some intriguing but unrefined tools. He is committed to San Diego State.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
10
Texas Rangers
Player: Joe Maloney
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Hometown: Aston, PA
Position: C
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 7/27/90
ANALYSIS: Maloney, a 20-year-old backstop, was recently named a 2011 second-team NCAA Division II All-American after a record-breaking season at Limestone College. Playing in 52 games, he batted .308 with 14 doubles, 16 home runs, and 61 RBI. He also drew 34 walks while striking out 38 times. Maloney is listed as a switch-hitter on the Limestone official website but as a righty batter on the MLB.com Draft Tracker.

INTERVIEW: Joe Maloney (6/17)

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
11
Texas Rangers
Player: Connor Sadzeck
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 195
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/1/91
ANALYSIS: The Illinois native was a 45th round draft pick of the Pirates out of high school but instead chose to attend Howard College in Big Spring. With a big frame and above-average velocity, Sadzeck has caught scouts' eyes this spring. As a freshman this year, he posted a 3.56 ERA in 60.2 innings. He allowed 61 hits while walking 34 and striking out 49. He recently signed a letter of intent to play his sophomore season at the University of Texas.

STATUS: Signed (6/26).

Round
12
Texas Rangers
Player: Greg Williams
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 205
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Position: LHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 12/30/89
ANALYSIS: Williams was selected by Tampa in the 31st round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but he has logged only 61.2 innings in three seasons at Marshall. He became the Thundering Herd's highest draft pick in the last 29 years by going in the 12th round. The southpaw logged 17 innings this year, giving up 21 hits, walking six, and striking out 10. He was 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA over 11 appearances, including three starts. A junior, Williams has the option of returning to school for his senior season.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
13
Texas Rangers
Player: Chris Grayson
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Monroe, LA
Position: OF
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
DOB: 9/15/89
ANALYSIS: After playing his first two years at Frank Phillips College in the Texas panhandle, Grayson moved on to Lee University, an NAIA school in Tennessee. As a junior this year, Grayson posted a .364/.408/.585 slash line that included 11 doubles, 11 triples, and five home runs in 58 contests. He also stole 17 bases in 20 attempts.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
14
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Andrew Faulkner
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Hometown: Aiken, SC
Position: LHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
DOB: 9/12/92
ANALYSIS: MLB.com Scouting Video – The South Carolina prep lefty appears to have grown two inches and added some velocity since working in the mid-80s at the 2010 Area Code Games. Now listed at 6-foot-3, Faulkner features an upper-80s fastball but has a fast arm with room to add some more velocity. He also mixes in a breaking ball and a split-change––both of which are in the mid-70s. He is reportedly asking for eighth-round slot money, and the Rangers have scouted him heavily this season. If Faulkner doesn't sign, he'll head to the University of South Carolina.

STATUS: Signed (6/16)

Round
15
Texas Rangers
Player: Jerad Eickhoff
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 7/2/90
ANALYSIS: Yet another hurler with a tall frame, Eickhoff was selected by the Cubs in the 46th round pick of last year's MLB Draft. Now a sophomore at Olney Central CC in Illinois, the right-hander has logged a 2.44 ERA this season while striking out 116 and walking 27 in 88.2 innings. According to Baseball America, he works mostly off his sinker and cutter. Eickhoff has signed with Western Kentucky.

STATUS: Signed (6/23)

Round
16
Texas Rangers
Player: Trever Adams
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Position: LF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 9/30/88
ANALYSIS: The Rangers seem to draft one Creighton player per year, and this year it's senior outfielder Trever Adams. While he doesn't have prototypical size at 6-foot-0, Adams has shined in his two years with the Bluejays, leading the club in the major statistical categories both seasons. In 2011, Adams helped carry Creighton to a regional berth by hitting .387/.465/.665 with 14 doubles, 14 homers, and 57 RBI in 61 games. As a college senior, he should sign quickly and will likely play in Spokane this summer.

INTERVIEW: Trever Adams (6/10)

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
17
Texas Rangers
Player: Ryan Rua
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Hometown: Amherst, OH
Position: SS
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 3/11/90
ANALYSIS: Rua recently became the first-ever Division II All-American from the Lake Erie College program after his junior campaign. This past season, the shortstop played in 47 games and batted an even .400 with 16 doubles, five homers, and 44 RBI. He drew nine walks, struck out 13 times, and went 19-for-23 in stolen bases. Rua also committed 22 errors for an .886 fielding percentage. Considered among the nation's top Division II raw talents, the 21-year-old will have the option of returning to school for his senior season.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
18
Texas Rangers
Player: Nick Martinez
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Hometown: Miami, FL
Position: RHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
DOB: 8/5/90
ANALYSIS: The Miami native has spent the last three years as a starting middle infielder at Fordham University in the Bronx. Though Martinez batted .292 with a .404 on-base percentage as a junior this season, he was drafted as a right-handed pitcher. Martinez pitched sparingly as a freshman, didn't log any time on the mound as a sophomore, and had a 2.75 ERA in 10 relief appearances this year. In 19.2 innings, he allowed 19 hits while walking nine and striking out 20.

INTERVIEW: Nick Martinez (6/14)

STATUS: Signed (6/14)

Round
19
Texas Rangers
Player: Nathan Harsh
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 211
Hometown: Brunswick, GA
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/25/92
ANALYSIS: Video: Harsh warms up during a 2010 showcase – The 18-year-old Harsh is yet another Rangers draft pick from Georgia, and he's yet another projectable righty. At the World Wood Bat Championship in October 2010, he flashed an 86-90 mph fastball to go along with a mid-70s curveball. Like Max Pentecost––the Rangers' seventh-round pick––Harsh has committed to Kennesaw State.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
20
Texas Rangers
Player: Nick Vickerson
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Position: SS
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 7/8/89
ANALYSIS: Vickerson began his career at Florida State before moving on to JUCO ball and finally playing his last two years at Mississippi State. The infielder has helped lead the Bulldogs to a Super Regional appearance this season, working primarly as the club's starting second baseman. He is hitting .314/.433/.539 with a team-leading 25 stolen bases in 28 attempts. Vickerson is a senior and should be expected to sign when his club's season comes to an end. Vickerson and the Bulldogs will be playing on ESPN and ESPN2 this weekend.

STATUS: Signed (6/14)

Round
21
Texas Rangers
Player: Chance Sossamon
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Webb City, MO
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/19/89
ANALYSIS: Sossamon has been a three-year reliever at Wichita State and recently concluded his junior campaign. After scuffling to the tune of an 8.76 ERA in 19 appearances last year, the 6-foot-2 righty bounced back by posting a 2.08 ERA and allowing just seven hits in 17.1 innings with the Cape Cod League's Bourne Braves. This year, Sossamon held a 4.01 ERA in 19 appearances with the Shockers. He logged 24.2 innings, yielding 26 hits, walking 17, and fanning 26.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
22
Texas Rangers
Player: T.J. Costen
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Position: SS
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 12/31/92
ANALYSIS: According to Scout.com's Frankie Piliere, Costen has an advanced bat, including a good all-fields approach that has helped him succeed on the showcase circuit. He also flashes a strong arm at shortstop. But the Virginia Beach native has committed to the University of South Carolina, and in the 22nd round, he'll surely be a difficult sign.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
23
Texas Rangers
Player: Mike Mason
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Maumee, OH
Position: LHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
DOB: 4/3/90
ANALYSIS: Mason was the second Marshall University southpaw selected by the Rangers during the draft's second day. Mason paced the Thundering Herd in most statistical categories this season, going 3-3 with a 4.83 ERA in 14 appearances (13 starts). He yielded 79 hits in 78.1 innings, walking 36 and striking out 65.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
24
Texas Rangers
Player: Zach Fish
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Position: C
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 11/5/92
ANALYSIS: Video: Fish at the Power Showcase Home Run Derby – Fish began his high school career as an outfielder but projects behind the plate due to his body type and strong arm. The Michigan native also has excellent raw power, as he clubbed 21 home runs during his senior season in high school. MLive.com reported that the Rangers recently hosted Fish––along with two dozen other prospects––for a workout at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The 18-year-old has signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma State University.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
25
Texas Rangers
Player: Jordan Remer
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Hometown: Piedmont, CA
Position: LHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 3/19/90
ANALYSIS: In three years at the University of San Francisco, Remer has played a bigger role with each season. He appeared in 24 games––making four starts––this year, going 3-2 with four saves and a 3.67 ERA. Remer walked 40 batters in 49 innings, but he yielded only 28 hits and struck out 60. As a junior, he'll have the opportunity to return to USF for his senior campaign if he doesn't sign.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
26
Texas Rangers
Player: Ryan Bores
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/10/90
ANALYSIS: Bores began his career at Ohio University, where he made five starts as a freshman and allowed 17 earned runs in 20 innings. The 6-foot-3 righty transferred to Cuyahoga Community College for his sophomore campaign––in 2011––and posted a 1.50 ERA. In 37 innings pitched, Bores yielded 31 hits while walking 11 and striking out 40. If Bores doesn't sign with the Rangers, he'll attend Cleveland State University.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
27
Texas Rangers
Player: Kyle DeVore
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 12/23/90
ANALYSIS: The Sacramento-area product has played his first two collegiate seasons at junior college power Sacramento City Community College. A big right-handed pitcher, DeVore finished off a strong sophomore campaign. Although the club was just 25-18 this season, DeVore was a perfect 11-0 with a 2.50 ERA. In 101 innings, he surrendered 91 hits, walked only nine, and struck out 89.

STATUS: Signed (6/19)

Round
28
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Saquan Johnson
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Elizabethtown, NC
Position: CF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 2/26/93
ANALYSIS: Johnson was a late-riser who, according to the Wilmington Star-News, was clocked at 6.28 seconds in the 60-yard dash during a recent workout in Columbia, S.C. The 6-foot-2 athlete was a three-sport standout at East Bladen High School in North Carolina, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He had a football scholarship offer from East Carolina as a wide receiver and defensive back but has committed to Brunswick Community College for baseball.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
29
Texas Rangers
Player: Nick Sawyer
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Hometown: Carrollton, TX
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 9/23/91
ANALYSIS: Sawyer is one of the few undersized hurlers the Rangers took on day two, but he has a big arm that produces legitimate mid-90s velocity. The Carrollton native filled up the line score as a freshman at Howard College this year. He posted a 1.96 ERA in 18.1 innings, allowing only eight hits and striking out 29. But he also issued 17 walks. If the local product doesn't sign with the Rangers, he'll spend next season at the University of Oklahoma.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
30
Texas Rangers
Player: Phil Klein
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 230
Hometown: Gahanna, OH
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 4/30/89
ANALYSIS: The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Klein racked up 252 innings over his four-year career at Youngstown State, working as one of the club's primary starting pitchers each of the last three seasons. He made a school-record 15 starts this season, going 5-5 with a 3.61 ERA. In 92.1 innings, he yielded 83 hits, walked 34, and struck out 105. Klein has exhausted his collegiate eligibility and will almost certainly sign with the Rangers.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
31
Texas Rangers
Player: Matt Leeds
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Position: 1B
Bats: Both
Throws: Left
DOB: 12/22/89
ANALYSIS: Video: Leeds video feature story – College of Charleston is known for playing in a hitter-friendly environment, and the switch-hitting Leeds has been arguably the club's best power hitter the last two seasons. After socking 21 homers as a redshirt sophomore in 2010, Leeds batted .345/.447/.672 and had 18 home runs with the new bats this year. He drew 39 walks and struck out 61 times in 60 contests. According to a Charleston, S.C., newspaper, Leeds considers himself "pretty signable." He missed the '09 campaign with a knee injury and has already graduated.

INTERVIEW: Matt Leeds (6/15)

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
32
Texas Rangers
Player: Sam Robinson
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Hometown: Miami, FL
Position: LHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 10/26/89
ANALYSIS: Video: Robinson video feature story – Robinson has worked the last three years as a situational lefty out of the Hurricanes' bullpen. He led the team with 37 appearances as a junior in 2011, posting six saves and a 1.79 ERA. In 40.1 innings, he allowed just 16 hits, walked 18, and struck out 37. While the 21-year-old is a soft-tossing southpaw, he works from a deceptive low three-quarters arm slot and commands the ball well.

STATUS: Signed (6/14)

Round
33
Texas Rangers
Player: Johnathan Taylor
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 175
Hometown: Acworth, GA
Position: CF
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 3/21/90
ANALYSIS: Video and Story: Kipp Fagg, Dave Perno, Zach Cone comment on the Rangers' drafting of Taylor – Taylor was left partially paralyzed after an outfield collission with Rangers' supplemental first-round selection Zach Cone earlier this season.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
34
Texas Rangers
Player: Taylor Dennis
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Hometown: Covington, IN
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 3/31/89
ANALYSIS: As a college senior, Dennis is almost certain to sign with the Rangers. He played his last two collegiate seasons at Southern Indiana University, where he went 12-1 in 2010 and earned NCAA Division II Championship Most Outstanding Player honors, helping lead the Screaming Eagles to a national championship. As a senior this year, the 6-foot-1 righty posted a 6-4 record with a 3.62 ERA in 69.2 innings. He allowed 53 hits, walked 30, and struck out 61. Dennis relies mostly on a heavy low-90s sinker that can touch 94 mph on occasion.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
35
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Cy Sneed
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Twin Falls, ID
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/1/92
ANALYSIS: The Idaho native has a fastball that touches the upper-80s and a projectable 6-foot-4 frame that should lead to more velocity once his body matures. Sneed was recently named the Gatorade Idaho High School Player of the Year. He has signed a letter of intent to play at Dallas Baptist University.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
36
Texas Rangers
Player: Jeremy Williams
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Hometown: Bellwood, AL
Position: OF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 4/1/87
ANALYSIS: Williams played just one season––his junior campaign––at NAIA University of Mobile, but he certainly made his mark on the school's record books. The outfielder posted a .429/.473/.587 slash line in 51 games, hitting six homers, drawing 14 walks, and striking out 15 times. According to his school's website, he expects to sign next week before joining the rookie-level Arizona Rangers.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)

Round
37
Texas Rangers
Player: Bryce Greager
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Hometown: Fountain Hills, AZ
Position: IF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 4/10/93
ANALYSIS: Video: Greager hitting and fielding – The middle infielder hails from Fountain Hills, Ariz., which is just west of Scottsdale. Greager, who played shortstop in high school, is an intriguing prospect and showed increased power as a senior this season. If he doesn't sign with the Rangers, he'll go to St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
38
Texas Rangers
Player: Tucker Donahue
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Parkland, FL
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 8/27/90
ANALYSIS: After working out of the Hatters' bullpen for two seasons, Donahue split his time between the rotation and bullpen as a junior in 2011. He finished second on the club with 79 innings pitched, giving up 76 hits, walking 43, and striking out 63. The 20-year-old was 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA overall. According to Baseball America, he relies heavily on a low-90s sinker that has touched up to 94 mph. Donahue has the option of returning for his senior season, and that seems likely after being selected in the 38th round.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
39
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Trumon Jefferson
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Hometown: Decatur, GA
Position: CF
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 3/18/93
ANALYSIS: Video: Feature on Jefferson from September 2008 – A three-sport standout at Georgia's Decatur High School, Jefferson was the starting quarterback on the football team and a multiple-time All-County selection in both basketball and baseball. Per this local story, Jefferson will be evaluated by the Rangers while playing travel ball this summer. Jefferson, like a handful of other Rangers draft picks, participated in a pre-draft workout at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington a few days prior to the draft. He has signed a letter of intent to play at Georgia Perimeter College, a JUCO in the Atlanta area.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
40
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Josh Peterson
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Hometown: Elizabethton, TN
Position: RHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
DOB: 2/26/93
ANALYSIS: Video: Peterson signs with King College – Peterson hails from the same hometown (and residence) of Rangers minor league pitching coordinator Danny Clark. According to his local paper, the right-hander had a 1.40 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 38 innings in high school this season. He also batted .670, though he was drafted as a pitcher. Peterson has signed with King College, a Presbyterian school in nearby Bristol, Tenn.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
41
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Tyler Scott
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Hometown: Novato, CA
Position: OF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 5/16/94
ANALYSIS: If the MLB.com Draft Tracker is to be believed, Scott just turned 17 years old in mid-May. His father, Charles Scott, played eight years of minor league baseball and currently operates a baseball academy in the Bay Area. Tyler was also a wide receiver on the Marin Catholic football team. The San Francisco Chronicle says Smith "will try to play baseball and football this fall at UCLA," although he isn't officially listed as part of the Bruins' recruiting class.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
42
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Joey Pankake
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Easley, SC
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 11/23/92
ANALYSIS: Video: Pankake pitches and hits – One of the top prep prospects in South Carolina, Pankake stood out both on the baseball field and the basketball court, where he was an All-State selection as well. While he has a strong arm and features a fastball that can get well into the 90s, Pankake is perhaps best known as a solid pure hitter and a smooth defender in the infield. He has committed to the University of South Carolina, where he is expected to work as a two-way player.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
43
Texas Rangers
Player: Kaleb Merck
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Keller, TX
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 2/17/90
ANALYSIS: Video: Merck at the 2010 Houston College Classic – The Keller native was expected to fulfill a key bullpen role at TCU in 2011, but he underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire season. Merck was a key contributor out of the Horned Frogs' bullpen in 2010, posting a 1.47 ERA with three saves in 22 appearances. In 30.2 innings, he yielded 21 hits, walked six, and struck out 23. His fastball touched the mid-90s with some regularity while working in the Cape Cod League last summer. Assuming he took a redshirt this season, Merck will be a redshirt junior if he returns to TCU.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
44
Texas Rangers
Philip Pfeifer
Player: Phil Pfeifer
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Position: LHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 7/15/92
ANALYSIS: Frankie Piliere's scouting report (with video) from the AFLAC All-American Game – While Pfeifer is a short southpaw with some effort in his delivery, he has good present stuff in a low-90s fastball and a sharp, mature 12-to-6 curveball. He has signed a letter of intent to play at Vanderbilt University.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
45
Texas Rangers
Player: Brandon Finnegan
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Position: LHP
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: 4/14/93
ANALYSIS: The Fort Worth native is a 5-foot-11 left-hander with a fastball that touches the low-90s. If he doesn't sign with the Rangers, he'll stay in the Metroplex for college by playing at TCU.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
46
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Tyler Powell
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 225
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/2/92
ANALYSIS: According to Powell's local newspaper, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound hurler didn't really begin pitching until his junior season and didn't take on a full-time workload until this past season. A Perfect Game USA scouting report says Powell threw his fastball at 88-91 mph with a 75 mph curveball at the World Wood Bat Championships in October 2010. He has committed to Western Carolina University.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
47
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Kevin Moriarty
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 195
Hometown: Shoreline, WA
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 1/29/93
ANALYSIS: Video: Moriarty pitches in the summer of 2010 – Moriarty is yet another projectable arm, checking in at 6-foot-6 and 195-pounds. He participated in the 2010 Area Code Games, working three scoreless innings while flashing a fastball that worked at 86-88 mph and reached 90. Coming into the draft, he was regarded as a tough sign due to his strong commitment to Gonzaga.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
48
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: C.J. Edwards
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 155
Hometown: Newberry, SC
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 9/3/91
ANALYSIS: Although Edwards stands 6-foot-2, he is listed at just 155 pounds. This article describes him as a "tall, wiry" hurler and says he has signed a letter of intent to play at Charleston Southern if he doesn't join the Rangers' organization. Perfect Game USA clocked his fastball between 87-90 mph during the summer of 2010.

STATUS: Signed (8/15).

Round
49
Texas Rangers
2011 MLB Draft
Player: Mick VanVossen
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 10/30/92
ANALYSIS: VanVossen has a letter of intent with Michigan State University, and per this Grand Rapids Press article, he seems fairly dead-set on becoming a Spartan.

STATUS: Unsigned.

Round
50
Texas Rangers
Player: K.C. Wiser
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 235
Hometown: Tigard, OR
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 11/27/88
ANALYSIS: Video: Wiser tips in the game-winning basket – That's right––Wiser also played basketball at Linfield College in Oregon, and he was an honorable mention Division III All-American as a senior this past season, averaging a team-leading 23.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The 22-year-old has a big 6-foot-7 frame, but his time on the mound has been limited after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2009, which caused him to miss the entire '10 baseball season. Wiser logged just 6.2 innings at Linfield this past season, giving up 10 runs on nine hits, walking 10 and fanning six.

STATUS: Signed (6/10)



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