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Seventh pick Green carries big arm

The Rangers took a potential power arm with their seventh-round pick by selecting right-hander Nick Green from Indian Hills (Co.) Community College.

Green has a big arm that can throw 94-95 mph with a plus curve. He was 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA for Indian Hills with 8.42 strikeouts and 3.46 walks per nine innings. He had a no-hitter in his team's conference tournament.

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"He has a good breaking pitch, he can really spin the baseball," scouting director Kip Fagg said.

Green was drafted in the 35th round out of Fountain (Co.) Fort Carson High School last year. He had to overcome Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in high school after getting hit by a pitch.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 12 p.m. CT.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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