The Rangers drafted a catcher with their 10th round pick, selecting Seth Spivey from Abilene Christian. Spivey has also played in the infield, so versatility could be one of his assets.
"There is versatility in his game," assistant general manager A.J. Preller said. "Once we get [him] signed, we'll let them compete and then make a decision."
Spivey hit .341 in 52 games for the Wildcats with 13 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 33 RBIs. He had a .484 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging percentage as a senior and second-team All-Southland Conference selection.
He played high school in Brenham (Texas) and hit .407 on a 2010 team that won the Class 4A state championship. He played at Angelina Junior College before transferring to ACU.
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.