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June 05, 2012

Wrapping up Day 2 of First-Year Player Draft

Day 2 of the MLB First-Year Player Draft is complete, and the Texas Rangers have used their first 18 picks to select eight pitchers (seven right-handed and one left-handed), seven outfielders, two infielders and one catcher. They have taken seven high school players compared to 11 college players.

The Rangers had five of the first 93 picks, and used all of them on high-ceiling high school players. After that, though, they had a steady run of college players, including University of Texas at Arlington outfielder Preston Beck in the fifth round.

The draft continues at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with rounds 16-40.

Here are the Rangers draft selections so far:

Round=Overall Pick=Player=Position=School

1=29=Lewis Brinson=OF=Coral Springs [Fla.] High School

Comp=39=Joey Gallo=3B=Bishop Gorman High School [Nev.]

Comp=53=Collin Wiles=RHP=Blue Valley West High School [Kan.]

2=83=Jamie Jarmon=OF=Indian River High School [Del.]

2=93=Nick Williams=OF=Galveston Ball High School [Texas]
3=123=Patrick Cantwell=C=SUNY-Stony Brook [N.Y.]

4=156=Alec Asher=RHP=Polk State College [Fla.]

5=186=Preston Beck=OF=UT-Arlington

6=216=Royce Bolinger=OF=Gonzaga

7=246=Cameron Schiller=2B=Oral Roberts

8=276=Cody Kendall=RHP=Fresno State

9=306=John Niggli=RHP=Liberty University

10=336=Casey Shiver=RHP=Southern Polytechnic State [Ga.]

11=366=Eric Brooks=RHP=McLennan Community College

12=396=Keone Kela=RHP=Everett Community College [Wash.]

13=426=Sam Stafford=LHP=University of Texas

14=456=Kwinton Smith=OF=Dillon High School [S.C.]

15=486=Jameis Winston=OF=Hueytown High School [Ala.]

-- Drew Davison

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