Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Rangers continue to grab outfielders
By Clint Foster
The Texas Rangers selected two more outfielders in the second round and a catcher in the third round of the 2012 MLB Draft on Tuesday.
OF Jamie Jarmon from Indian River High School (Delaware) was taken with the 83rd pick overall and OF Nick Williams from Galveston Ball High School (Texas) was taken with the 93rd pick overall. Catcher Patrick Cantwell out of SUNY Stony Brook (New York) was taken 123rd overall.
ESPN.com ranked Jarmon, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound high school quarterback, at No. 92 in its top 100. Here's part of what the scouting report:
Jarmon led his school's football team to the state championship as a quarterback, but has outstanding upside on the diamond, leading to a commitment to South Carolina and the possibility of pro ball even though he's still raw as a hitter and fielder. Jarmon's raw tools are plus almost across the board thanks to his quick-twitch athleticism, but getting to them will be his issue.
You can read more about Jarmon here (Insider)
Some local prospects were also drafted in the second round:
* RHP Teddy Stankiewicz from Fort Worth Christian School (Mets, 75th overall)
* SS Spencer Edwards from Rockwall High School (Rays, 88th overall)
* OF Austin Aune from Argyle High School (Yankees, 89th overall)
* RHP Jake Thompson from Rockwall-Heath High School (Tigers, 91st overall)