2012 Texas Rangers Draft Recap

With uncertainty over how the new CBA draft rules would affect the draft, the Texas Rangers started their draft pretty much like they always have, at least in recent times. The Rangers went high school early and often, taking five high school players with their first five picks. After taking the five high school picks, however, the Rangers went into the college pattern for their next eleven picks before taking four more high school players in a row. Texas finished by taking eight high school players in their last ten picks. In total, they went the high school route 19 times and the college route 23 times. Six of the college players taken were from Junior Colleges (JUCO) and there was one college sophomore taken from non-JUCO schools.

Here is a look at the draft picks that the Texas Rangers finished with, any of whom could be future Frisco RoughRiders:

Round

Overall

First

Last

POS

School

1

29

Lewis

Brinson

OF

Coral Springs HS

1s

39

Joey

Gallo

3B

Bishop Gorman HS

1s

53

Collin

Wiles

RHP

Blue Valley West HS

2

83

Jamie

Jarmon

OF

Indian River HS

2

93

Nick

Williams

OF

Galveston Ball HS

3

123

Patrick

Cantwell

C

SUNY Stone Brook

4

156

Alex

Asher

RHP

Polk State Col.

5

186

Preston

Beck

OF

University of Texas-Arlington

6

216

Royce

Bolinger

OF

Gonzaga University

7

246

Cameron

Schiller

2B

Oral Roberts University

8

276

Cody

Kendall

RHP

Fresno State University

9

306

John

Niggli

RHP

Liberty University

10

336

Joseph

Shiver

RHP

Southern Polytechnic St. University

11

366

Eric

Brooks

RHP

McClellan CC

12

396

Keone

Kela

RHP

Everett CC

13

426

Sam

Stafford

LHP

University of Texas

14

456

Kwinton

Smith

OF

Dillon HS

15

486

Jameis

Winston

OF

Hueytown HS

16

516

Janluis

Castro

2B

Colegio Hector Urdaneta

17

546

Charles

Moorman

C

El Capitan HS

18

576

Ryan

Harvey

RHP

Seton Hall University

19

606

James

Smith

RHP

University of South Carolina-Sumter

20

636

Joshua

McElwee

RHP

Newberry College

21

666

Jacob

LeMoine

RHP

Bridge City HS

22

696

Travis

Dean

RHP

Kennesaw State University

23

726

Coby

Cowgill

RHP

Virginia Military Institute

24

756

Chase

Mullins

LHP

Bourbon County HS

25

786

Gabriel

Roa

SS

Wabash Valley College

26

816

Austin

Thrailkill

LHP

St. Petersburg College

27

846

Ryan

Bores

RHP

Kent State University

28

876

Joseph

Burns

LHP

Samford University

29

906

Brandon

Kuter

RHP

George Mason University

30

936

Barrett

Serrato

OF

Purdue University

31

966

Zachary

Brill

LHP

Mark Morris HS

32

996

Alex

Young

LHP

Carmel HS

33

1026

Ryan

Burr

RHP

Highlands Ranch HS

34

1056

David

Lyon

C

Kent State University

35

1086

Brad

Stone

LHP

Ardrey Kell HS

36

1116

Sterling

Wynn

LHP

China Spring HS

37

1146

Matt

Withrow

RHP

Midland Christian HS

38

1176

Zackary

Fields

1B

Annapolis HS

39

1206

Tevin

Johnson

OF

Henry County HS

40

1236

Paul

Schwindel

RHP

Emory University

 

Draft Notes:

-          41 players listed at 6’0” or taller

-          22 players listed at 200 pounds or heavier

-          12 players from the states of Texas, Florida, and California.

-          26 pitchers (18 right handed, 8 left handed)

-          9 outfielders, including 7 in the first 15 rounds

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