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Samayoa is Rangers' pick at No. 280

Samayoa is Rangers' pick at No. 280

The Rangers selected right-hander Jose Samayoa with the 280th overall selection in the ninth round.

Samayoa is listed at six feet and 205 pounds, and he attended Lee University in Tennessee. The senior went 10-1 in 16 appearances (15 starts), with a 1.73 ERA. He allowed 47 hits in 78 innings; just two were home runs, and eight were doubles. He had 83 strikeouts, 19 walks, a .173 opposing batting average and one shutout this season.

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In addition, Samayoa was an All-Southern States Athletic Conference first team selection this season.

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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