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Van Meter earns surprise promotion

Van Meter is touching 94 mph with consistency

After starring as one of college baseball's top hitters this year, 21st-round selection Joe Van Meter is proving to be an intriguing relief prospect for the Rangers. Lone Star Dugout recently caught up with the former two-way standout.

Relief pitcher Joe Van Meter recently became the Texas Rangers' second 2010 draft pick to reach a full-season level when the club promoted him to Single-A Hickory. The 21-year-old has done so without swinging the bat a single time this summer. Van Meter, the Rangers' 21st-round pick, had a standout 2010 campaign as an infielder at Virginia Commonwealth University. He ranked third in the nation... Recommended Stories

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