Some MLB draft analysts are throwing out the possibility the Rangers take TCU closer Andrew Cashner today at the No. 11 pick in the first round. Texas likes to go the way of home-grown talent and went with Irving's Blake Beavan last year and have drafted Texas Longhorn catcher Taylor Teagarden and ex-TCU shortstop German Duran. If Cashner goes at 11 he would be the highest drafted Frog ever.
The questions remains about Cashner though -- better served as starter or closer? He had electric stuff out of the bullpen this year with a 98 mph fastball and an 85 mph slider. He has a big frame but has control issues at times. Cashner also has the pitching pedigree of playing at Angelina Junior College, which produced Boston Red Sox Clay Buckholz.
Another option for the Rangers could be Missouri right-hander Aaron Crow, but I can't see him falling to 11. He along with San Diego's Brian Matusz are the two best pitchers in the draft.