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Rangers Prospect #50: Shawn Blackwell

Blackwell has a promising curveball

With a 6-foot-5 frame and a potential strong three-pitch mix, right-hander Shawn Blackwell is one of the more intriguing projection arms in the Texas Rangers system. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 20-year-old with an in-depth scouting report.

Vital Statistics: Name: Shawn Blackwell Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: November 15, 1990 Height: 6'5" Weight: 195 Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: 2009 Amateur Draft, 24th round When the Texas Rangers learned they wouldn't be able to sign left-hander Matt Purke––the club's top pick in the '09 draft––they used the leftover money to extend offers to a few other draft picks. One of the players...

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