The Texas Rangers announced they have signed their top three picks from the 2016 Major League Draft. Left-handed pitcher Cole Ragans from North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee, Florida inked his contract for just over $2 million.
Texas took the 6-4, 190-pound southpaw in the first round with the 30th overall pick. Ragans was 9-2 with a 0.90 ERA and 104 strikeouts during his senior season. He was named Under Amour All-American and earned All-Big Bend pitcher of the year honors.
The club also signed right-handed pitcher Alex Speas and third baseman Kole Enright. Speas was taken in the second round with the 63rd overall pick. The 6-4 190 pounder from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia was rated the 41st-best prospect by Baseball America.
Enright was selected in the third round by the Rangers with the 99th overall pick. He hit four home runs and drove in 21 runs while playing for West Orange High School in Winter Gardens, Florida.
The three signees will report to the Arizona Rangers this week.