Rangers Go Pitcher-Heavy on Day 3 of MLB Draft

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The Rangers tried to boost the pitching ranks successful their workplace strategy connected the past time of the 2021 MLB Draft Tuesday.

On Day 3 of the draft, Texas picked 7 pitchers, 2 outfielders and a catcher to implicit its draught haul, which includes 2nd wide prime Vanderbilt prima Jack Leiter.

Here's each Texas Ranger draught prime successful Rounds 11-20:

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(A breakdown of the Rangers Round 2-10 picks tin beryllium recovered here.)

OF Jojo Blackmon - 11th round, 314th overall

A Florida precocious schooler who bats left-handed, Blackmon deed .419 with 4 location runs and 21 RBIs successful his elder play and besides starred arsenic a wide receiver for his precocious schoolhouse shot team.

RHP Jackson Leath - 12th round, 344th overall

Leath is simply a Waxahachie High School postgraduate who transferred to the University of Tennessee but missed astir of the 2021 play owed to a hamstring injury. In his constricted clip arsenic a Vol, Leath posted a 1.08 ERA and 37 strikeouts successful 25 innings pitched.

LHP Thomas Ireland - 13th round, 374th overall

The Rangers went with different Canadian subordinate with Ireland, a Saskatchewan merchandise who pitched astatine Polk State College successful Florida and posted a 5.37 ERA with 85 strikeouts successful 63.2 innings.

C Tucker Mitchell - 14th round, 404th overall

A 6-foot, 210-pound catcher, Mitchell graduated from IMG Academy and had palmy stints astatine some the State College of Florida and successful the MLB Draft League implicit the summer.

He was teammates with fifth-round pick, left-handed pitcher Mitch Bratt, successful the MLB Draft League and could squad up with him again arsenic a artillery successful the insignificant leagues.

RHP Evan Elliott - 15th round, 434th overall

Yet different Canadian went to the Rangers. Elliott, a Toronto product, is simply a University of Iowa perpetrate who was connected the Virginia Commonwealth University squad but did not play successful his freshman season.

LHP Ryan Ure - 16th round, 464th overall

Ure stands 6-feet, 7-inches gangly and weighs 230 pounds. He led his Colorado 3A precocious schoolhouse to a authorities title and committed to play astatine Oklahoma State University.

RHP Michael Alfonso - 17th round, 494th overall

As a elder astatine a Miami-area precocious school, Alfonso pitched to a 3.62 ERA and 68 strikeouts successful 58 innings and was named the 4A pitcher of the year. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound pitcher is committed to Indian River State College successful Florida.

RHP Kyle Larsen - 18th round, 524th overall

A perpetrate to the University of Florida, Larsen pitched astatine the TXNL Academy, a baseball-centric precocious schoolhouse successful Ocoee, Florida.

OF Will Taylor - 19th round, 554th overall

Perhaps the astir high-profile 19th rounder successful this year's draft, Taylor was the South Carolina Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year aft helium deed .450 with a 1.455 OPS, 7 homers and 33 RBIs on with 21 stolen bases for his precocious school.

Signed to play astatine Clemson University arsenic a dual-sport jock successful some shot and football, Taylor was ranked 20th by MLB Pipeline earlier the draught and is improbable to motion with the Rangers, according to Columbia paper The State.

RHP Joseph Mantalvo - 20th round, 584th overall

And with their past prime of the 2021 MLB Draft, the Rangers picked different Florida precocious schoolhouse player. Montalvo is committed to play astatine Eastern Florida State University and stands 6-feet-2-inches gangly and weighs astir 185 pounds.

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