ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have reached agreements with 18 of the 43 players they selected in the First-Year Player Draft this week, including each player they picked from the fourth through the 10th rounds.
Polk State right-handed pitcher Alec Asher, the Rangers' fourth-round pick, and fifth-round selection Preston Beck, a University of Texas-Arlington outfielder and Dallas native, were the highest-drafted players who have signed with the Rangers. Gonzaga outfielder Royce Bolinger (sixth round), Oral Roberts second baseman Cam Schiller (seventh round), and three right-handed pitchers taken in Rounds 8-10 have also signed.
None of the six players -- five of which were drafted out of high school -- picked by the Rangers in the first three rounds have reached an agreement. First-round pick Lewis Brinson said on Monday that he was close to a deal. The other two players taken by the team on Monday, third baseman Joey Gallo and pitcher Colin Wiles, also remain unsigned, along with second-round picks Jamie Jarmon and Nick Williams, both outfielders.