It would seem to be a long shot that Rich Harden would ever throw a major-league pitch to Kellin Deglan, the Rangers' second first-round draft choice Monday, while wearing a Rangers' uniform. But both are from British Colubmia, and Deglan had the opportunity to meet Harden in March while playing in March at a tournament at the Rangers' spring home in Surprise, Ariz.
"He's a great guy," Deglan said. "I got to meet him in Arizona. He gave me his cell number and said to text him if I needed anything. I may have to text him and tell him Texas took me."
Like Harden, Deglan played hockey growing up and decided to pursue baseball instead against the advise of others.