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June 04, 2012

Rangers complete first day of draft by selecting 3B Joey Gallo and RHP Collin Wiles

The Texas Rangers went with three high schoolers on Day 1 of this year's First-Year Player Draft.

After selecting Lewis Brinson, a high school outfielder from Florida, with the 29th overall pick, the Rangers went with Joey Gallo, a high school third baseman from Las Vegas, with the 39th overall pick. With the 53rd pick, they drafted high school righty Collin Wiles from Blue Valley West.

Gallo, who went to Bishop Gorman High School, is a 6-foot-5, 205-pounder who projects to be a left-handed power bat. 

The Rangers had the two compensation picks because of C.J. Wilson and Darren Oliver departing via free agency.

The Draft continues on Tuesday with rounds 2-15, and then wraps up on Wednesday with rounds 16-40.

-- Drew Davison

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