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Q&A with Rangers 21st Rd Pick Joe Van Meter

Van Meter is moving to the mound

The Texas Rangers drafted Virginia Commonwealth two-way player Joe Van Meter as a pitcher, despite his team-leading .434 batting average this season. Lone Star Dugout sat down with the 21-year-old to discuss his collegiate career and his future on the mound.

Statistically, Joe Van Meter has been the top hitter on his Virginia Commonwealth team each of the last two seasons. In his redshirt junior campaign this season, Van Meter started all 61 games for the Rams, hitting a team-best .434 with 13 doubles, seven triples, 10 home runs, and 76 runs batted in. He also stole 14 bases in 18 attempts. Van Meter is certainly a talented hitter. The Farmingdale...

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