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Texas Rangers load up on pitching with the No. 2 overall pick, selecting Jack Leiter

The player who had been atop the Texas Rangers draft board for months was available for them Sunday evening at No. 2 overall.

It was Jack Leiter, the star right-hander from Vanderbilt, and no conversation the past two weeks in the draft room knocked him from that perch.

The Rangers nabbed him shortly after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Louisville catcher Henry Davis. The Pirates were the only obstacle standing between the Rangers and a pitcher they believe will be at the top of their rotation in the not-too-distant future.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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