Friday on the Farm: Ranking the Rangers’ top pitching prospects after the MLB Draft
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What happened Sunday and Monday in the MLB Draft for the Rangers was a miracle.
Having the third overall pick isn’t miraculous. No team really wants to have a season so bad that they are in that position. Not even tankers want to see their franchise so far from contention that the only recourse is to lose.
After selecting third, the Rangers didn’t pick again until 109. They lost their second- and third-round picks as compensation for signing Marcus Semien and Corey Seager, and didn’t trade for a competitive balance pick.
Yet, somehow, the Rangers ended up with the two best pitchers in the draft.