Rangers target more pitchers on Day 3

June, 6, 2012
As the third and final day of the 2012 MLB Draft began Wednesday, the Texas Rangers targeted pitching talent almost exclusively.

Nine of the Rangers' 12 picks in Rounds 16-27 were used to select pitchers, including two who are 6-foot-6 or taller. The Rangers also added a second basemen, a catcher and a shortstop.

Here is the complete list of Rangers draftees in Rounds 16-27:
  • 2B Janluis Castro, Colegio Hector Urdaneta, 5-foot-9, 150 (16th round, 516th overall)
  • C Charles Moorman, El Capitan HS (California), 5-foot-11, 200 (17th round, 546th overall): Listed as one of the top players in California by ESPN
  • RHP Ryan Harvey, Seton Hall, 6-foot-2, 220 (18th round, 576th overall)
  • RHP James Smith, South Carolina-Sumter, 6-foot-3, 205 (19th round, 606th overall)
  • RHP Joshua McElwee, Newberry College (South Carolina), 6-foot-4, 220 (20th round, 636th overall)
  • RHP Jacob Lemoine, Bridge City HS (Texas), 6-foot-4, 195 (21st round, 666th overall)
  • RHP Travis Dean, Kennesaw State (Georgia), 6-foot-6, 220 (22nd round, 696th overall)
  • RHP Coby Cowgill, Virginia Military Institute, 6-foot-1, 200 (23rd round, 726th overall)
  • LHP Chase Mullins, Bourbon County HS (Kentucky), 6-foot-9, 250 (24th round, 756th overall): Kentucky commit, listed as one of the top players in Kentucky by ESPN
  • SS Gabriel Roa, Wabash Valley College (Illinois), 5-foot-10, 180 (25th round, 786th overall)
  • LHP Austen Thrailkill, St Petersburg College (Florida), 6-foot-4, 210 (26th round, 816th overall)
  • RHP Ryan Bores, Kent State, 6-foot-3, 190 (27th round, 846th overall)

The first 12 rounds of Day 3 also saw plenty more locals get drafted:
  • 2B Austin Elkins, Dallas Baptist (Astros, 579th overall)
  • 3B Cody Gunter, Flower Mound HS (Marlins, 587th overall)
  • OF Quintin Davis, McLennan CC (Angels, 627th overall)
  • 1B Jacob House, Texas A&M by way of Mansfield Timberview (Diamondbacks, 633rd overall)
  • C Bo Altobelli, Texas Tech by way of Plano HS (Twins, 640th overall)
  • LHP Colton Turner, Texas State by way of Joshua HS (Blue Jays, 655th overall)
  • LHP Taylor Hearn, Royse City HS (Pirates, 676th overall)
  • RHP Tejay Antone, Legacy HS (Mets, 68oth overall)
  • RHP Travis Ballew, Texas State by way of Rockwall HS (Astros, 699th overall)
  • RHP Kevin Allen, TCU (Royals, 703rd overall)
  • RHP Cameron Cox, Weatherford College (Indians, 773rd overall)
  • RHP Jacob Johansen, Dallas Baptist (Pirates, 826th overall)
  • RHP Tyler Duffie, TCU (Brewers, 845th overall)



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