Rangers stay heavy on pitchers, OFs

June, 6, 2012
As has been the theme for the entire 2012 MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers closed out the final 13 rounds selecting primarily pitchers and placing high importance on athleticism, acquiring two more outfielders.

In Rounds 28 through 40, the Rangers picked nine more pitchers to bring their grand total up to 26 selected in this year's draft. The two additional outfielders make outfield the Rangers' second largest positional class this year with nine players.

In addition to the pitchers and outfielders, the Rangers used their final picks to nab a catcher and a first baseman.

Here is the complete list of players the Rangers took in the final 13 rounds:
  • LHP Joseph Burns, Samford University, 6-foot, 200 (28th round, 867th overall)
  • RHP Brandon Kuter, George Mason, 6-foot-7, 220 (29th round, 906th overall)
  • OF Barrett Serrato, Purdue, 6-foot-2, 185 (30th round, 936th overall)
  • LHP Zachary Brill, Mark Morris HS (Washington), 6-foot-6, 215 (31st round, 966th overall)
  • LHP Alex Young, Carmel HS (Illinois), 6-foot-3, 180 (32nd round, 996th overall)
  • RHP Ryan Burr, Highlands Ranch HS (Colorado), 6-foot-4, 210 (33rd round, 1026th overall)
  • C David Lyon, Kent State, 6-foot, 200 (34th round, 1056th overall)
  • LHP Brad Stone, Ardrey Kell HS (North Carolina), 6-foot-3, 170 (35th round, 1086th overall)
  • LHP Sterling Wynn, China Springs HS (Texas), 6-foot-2, 175 (36th round, 1116th overall)
  • RHP Matt Withrow, Midland Christian HS, 6-foot-3, 210 (37th round, 1146th overall)
  • 1B Zackary Fields, Annapolis HS (Michigan), 6-foot-5, 245 (38th round, 1176th overall)
  • OF Tevin Johnson, Henry County HS (Georgia), 6-foot-3, 190 (39th round, 1206th overall)
  • RHP Paul Schwendel, Emory, 6-foot-5, 220 (40th round, 1236th overall)

The final rounds of the draft also saw a good crop of local talent selected:
  • LHP Robert Russell, Wichita Falls HS (Padres, 855th overall)
  • LHP Taylor Massey, Dallas Baptist (A's, 889th overall)
  • OF Jason Coats, TCU (White Sox, 891st overall)
  • RHP Jack Moffit, Flower Mound HS (Pirates, 946th overall)
  • RHP Kaleb Merck, TCU (Twins, 1000th overall)
  • LHP Cory Bafidis, Texas Wesleyan (Nationals, 1074th overall)
  • RHP Kenneth Hatcher, Dallas Baptist (Angels, 1107th overall)
  • RHP Jacob Stone, Weatherford College (Reds, 1192nd overall)
  • RHP Joe Shaw, Ennis HS (Astros, 1209th overall)
  • RHP Rafael Pineda, Texas A&M by way of Fort Worth Crowley HS (Reds, 1222nd overall)



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