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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Rangers second round pick: Cody Buckel

By Brett Perryman

Texas selects Cody Buckel, a smallish (6-0, 170) right-handed high school pitcher from California. Buckel is similar to two lefties that Texas has taken in this area in the last two drafts - Robbie Ross and Robbie Erlin - because he lacks projectability, but he's polished and already has a quality assortment of pitches. He idolizes Tim Lincecum and draws some Roy Oswalt comparisons, but Baseball America projects him as a back rotation type.