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Rangers Get Haul On Second Day



    After taking high school pitcher Kyle Matthews and Georgia outfielder Zach Cone on Monday in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Rangers took a nice haul on Tuesday in the second day, which was comprised of Rounds 2-30.

    The top pick of the day was pitcher/outfielder Will Lamb (83rd overall pick), who was mainly an outfielder at Clemson going just 1-1 on the mound, but was drafted as a pitcher.

    At 6-6, Lamb was a rangy center fielder for Clemson where he hit .348 with three home runs and committed a grand total of zero errors in center. But he'll be developed into a pitcher by the Rangers, who have seen one of those outfield-to-mound projects work out this year by the name of Alexi Ogando.

    Next, the Rangers took high school pitcher Kyle Castro out of Elk Grove, Calif., who struck out 64 batters in 55 innings. He's 6-4, 190 pounds and is a hard-throwing right hander.

    In the fourth round, the Rangers took high school outfielder Desmond Henry 144th overall out of Centennial High School in Compton, Calif., home of Tyson Chandler and Ice Cube. As a junior he hit .485 and had five home runs and was rated by Baseball America as the 30th best prospect in Southern California.

    See the rest of the Rangers' Day 2 picks and follow their Day 3 picks here