RANGERS MAKE 40 SELECTIONS IN 2016 MLB FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT
Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers selected 30 players today on the final day of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which included rounds 11 through 40.
The Rangers selected 40 players overall in this year’s draft. The 40 players include 23 pitchers (18 right-handed, 5 left-handed), 7 outfielders, 6 infielders, and 4 catchers. Texas selected 28 college players and made 11 high school picks.
Some notable Rangers picks on the final day of the draft:
In the 18th round, Texas selected outfielder Marcus Mack out of Bellaire High School near Houston. The First Team 20-6A All District selection has committed to the University of Houston.
Texas selected George Wallace Community College second baseman Tra’Mayne Holmes in the 25th round. The club also selected Holmes in the 19th round of the 2014 June Draft out of high school.
In the 26th round, Texas chose right-handed pitcher Tyree Thompson out of Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thompson has committed to play both baseball and basketball at Northwestern State after receiving a full basketball scholarship from the school.
The club’s 34th round selection outfielder Preston Scott is the son of Tim Scott, a former major league pitcher. Tim Scott pitched 276 games over 7 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, and Colorado Rockies.