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Lone Star Dugout Q&A: Blake Beavan

The Rangers took Beavan with the 17th overall pick

Following a terrific season at Dallas-area Irving High School, 6-foot-7 pitcher Blake Beavan became the Rangers' first pick in the 2007 MLB draft. Lone Star Dugout interviewed the right-hander shortly after he was picked on Thursday.

The Rangers selected Irving native Blake Beavan with their first pick – number 17 overall – in the 2007 first-year player draft. Beavan, a 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher, had a 0.23 ERA and 124 strikeouts with Irving High School this year. Known for his highly competitive presence on the mound, Beavan pitched a complete-game shutout of Cuba while playing with the Team USA amateur team last summer... Recommended Stories

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