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Rangers Make 41 Selections in 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft

Arlington, Texas- The Texas Rangers selected 30 players today in the final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which included rounds 11 through 40.

The Rangers selected 41 players overall in this year's draft. The 41 players include 27 pitchers (20 right-handed, 7 left-handed), 6 outfielders, 4 infielders, and 4 catchers. Texas selected 26 college players and made 15 high school picks. Some notable Rangers picks on the final day of the draft:

  • In the 18th round, club selected right-handed pitcher David Gates from Howard College in Big Spring, TX. Gates was rated the 2nd-best junior college prospect by Baseball America in the publication's season preview. The right-hander graduated from Midland Christian High School.
  • 19th-round selection Joseph Ledbetter from Cedarville University is the twin brother of 3rd round selection David Ledbetter. The brothers are the first two players ever drafted from Cedarville.
  • Selected left-handed pitcher Luis Pollorena out of Mississippi State University. Pollorena graduated from United High School in Laredo, TX, where he was a 2-time Texas Class 5A All-State performer.
  • In the 24th round, Texas selected OF Darryn Sheppard from John Foster Dulles HS in Sugar Land, TX. Sheppard and Dulles played in the Texas 5A State Championship game today at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, with Sheppard hitting a home run in that contest. He has committed to Baylor.
  • Tabbed Kennesaw State University's RHP Travis Dean with its 26th round selection. The club chose Dean in the 22nd round last season.
  • Selected shortstop Sheldon Neuse from Fossil Ridge High School in Keller, TX in the 38th round. Neuse has committed to the University of Oklahoma.
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RANGERS SELECTIONS IN THE 2013 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT (41)

 

Rd.

Name

Pos.

B/T

Ht.

Wt.

DOB

School

Hometown

Scout

1

Alex Gonzalez

RHP

R/R

6-3

200

01/15/92

Oral Roberts U.

Boca Raton, FL

Eddings

1

Travis Demeritte

SS

R/R

6-0

178

09/30/94

Winder Barrow (GA) HS

Winder, GA

Tucker

2

Akeem Bostick

RHP

R/R

6-4

180

05/04/95

West Florence (SC) HS

West Florence, SC

Kemp

3

David Ledbetter

RHP

L/R

6-0

190

02/13/92

Cedarville (OH) U.

Fishers, IN

Coryell

4

Isaiah Kiner-Falefa

SS

R/R

5-10

165

03/23/95

Mid-Pacific (HI) Institute

Honolulu, HI

Flores

5

Joe Jackson

C

L/R

6-1

190

05/05/92

The Citadel (SC)

Mauldin, SC

Kemp

6

Sam Wolff

RHP

R/R

6-1

190

04/14/91

New Mexico U.

Rapid City, SD

Banks

7

Nick Gardewine

RHP

R/R

6-1

160

08/15/93

Kaskaskia (IL) CC

Effingham, IL

Lee

8

Evan Van Hoosier

2B

R/R

5-11

190

12/24/93

College of Southern NV

Henderson, NV

Guggiana

9

Jose Samayoa

RHP

R/R

6-0

205

03/09/90

Lee (TN) U.

Hermosillo, Mexico

Kemp

10

Cole Wiper

RHP

R/R

6-4

195

06/03/92

U. of Oregon

Bellevue, WA

McGraw

11

Ryan Cordell

OF

R/R

6-4

205

03/31/92

Liberty (VA) U.

Orangevale, CA

George

12

Derek Thompson

LHP

L/L

6-3

170

08/08/92

John A. Logan (IL) College

Teutopolis, IL

Lee

13

Taylor Olmstead

OF

R/R

6-3

200

01/28/95

Greenwich (CT) HS

Greenwich, CT

Sakurayama

14

Jarred Smith

RHP

L/R

6-0

190

03/19/93

State Col of FL Manatee-Sarasota

Lake Wales, FL

Terracuso

15

Cody Ege

LHP

L/L

6-1

185

05/08/91

U. Louisville

Cherokee, IA

Lee

16

Marcus Greene

C

R/R

5-11

195

08/19/94

New Mexico JC

Monero Valley, CA

Banks

17

Sean Labsan

LHP

L/L

5-9

185

09/03/94

Riverview (FL) HS

Sarasota, FL

Terracuso

18

David Gates

RHP

R/R

6-3

215

09/15/92

Howard (TX) College

Lubbock, TX

Eddings

19

Joseph Ledbetter

RHP

R/R

6-1

185

02/13/92

Cedarville (OH) U.

Fishers, IN

Coryell

20

Jackson Lamb

RHP

R/R

6-6

195

10/27/94

Bedford (MI) HS

Bedford, MI

Coryell

21

Lucas Lanphere

RHP

R/R

6-2

175

09/30/95

Citrus Valley (CA) HS

Citrus Valley, CA

Flores

22

Zachary Winn

RHP

R/R

6-1

162

09/09/94

Show Low (AZ) HS

Show Low, AZ

Banks

23

Luis Pollorena

LHP

L/L

5-9

170

01/14/91

Mississippi St. U.

Laredo, TX

Wood

24

Darryn Sheppard

OF

R/R

6-1

185

10/25/94

John Foster Dulles (TX) HS

Sugar Land, TX

Heafner

25

Chris Dula

RHP

R/R

6-2

200

08/06/92

Catawba (NC) College

Troutman, NC

Kemp

26

Travis Dean

RHP

R/R

6-6

220

05/03/91

Kennesaw St. (GA) U.

Boston, MA

Tucker

27

Sherman Lacrus

C

R/R

5-10

180

12/23/93

Western Oklahoma St.

Kango, Curacao

Eddings

28

Ryan Williamson

LHP

L/L

6-2

190

04/28/95

Cranford (NJ) HS

Cranford, NJ

Sakurayama

29

Justin Sprenger

RHP

R/R

6-6

190

06/11/91

Tennessee Wesleyan Col.

Washington, MO

Kemp

30

Joseph Palumbo

LHP

L/L

6-1

150

10/26/94

St. John The Baptist (NY) HS

Holbrook, NY

Sakurayama

31

Michael Peterson

RHP

R/R

6-7

195

05/16/94

West Valley (CA) College

San Jose, CA

Metzger

32

John Straka

RHP

L/R

6-3

200

01/19/90

North Dakota St. U.

Chaska, MN

Smith

33

Daniel De la Calle

C

R/R

6-3

220

09/18/92

Miami Dade CC South

Miami, FL

Thon

34

Easton Napiontek

RHP

R/R

6-8

255

04/18/93

Lower Columbia (WA) Col.

Port Angeles, WA

McGraw

35

Buddy Reed

OF

S/R

6-4

185

04/27/95

St. George's School (RI) HS

Finksburg, MD

Sakurayama

36

Dakota Hudson

RHP

R/R

6-4

185

09/15/94

Sequatchie County (TN) HS

Dunlap, TN

Kemp

37

Cody Lavalli

OF

R/R

6-4

190

01/22/92

Lewis-Clark St. (ID) Col.

Apple Valley, CA

McGraw

38

Sheldon Neuse

SS

R/R

6-0

175

12/10/94

Fossil Ridge (TX) HS

Keller, TX

Eddings

39

Jay Gonzalez

OF

L/L

5-10

170

12/11/91

Auburn U.

Orlando, FL

Wood

40

Sal Mendez

LHP

R/L

6-4

180

02/25/95

Weehawken (NJ) HS

Weehawken, NJ

Sakurayama

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