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The Sunday Read: Rangers have third overall pick in 2022 draft. Amateur scouts are digging in

(AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)



Forget the bluster coming out of the labor meeting Saturday afternoon in New York.

Progress was made, and there will be an MLB season.

Until then, though, high school baseball is starting to fire up. The same goes for college baseball.

That means the Texas Rangers’ amateur scouts are about to get even more busy.

They’re always busy. They might get some time off after the draft, but not much of it, and in the offseason, though not necessarily as much as one might think.

“It’s what we do, though,” amateur scouting director Kip Fagg said.

The Rangers have the No. 3 overall pick but won’t select again until the fourth round after forfeiting the picks as compensation for signing Corey Seager and Marcus Semien.

That changes nothing. The work is still the same.

For the second straight year the Rangers have a chance to land a franchise-altering player. The grind begins now for a pick that is five months away.

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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