Frankie Piliere, now of Scout.com, joined with Keith Law in projecting Aliso Viejo, CA 3B Travis Harrison to the Rangers at No. 33 in his Sunday mock draft.
ANALYSIS: Harrison fits everything the Rangers' scouting department is about. He's big, strong and athletic. And of late he's been on the rise on many boards. Texas doesn't have a short list here because, quite frankly, there's no way to predict what will be available.
Piliere projects other players mentioned in conjunction with the Rangers higher in his first round, with Blake Swihart at No. 19, Brandon Nimmo at No. 26 and Josh Osich at No. 29. Swihart in particular is a volatile projection because there are some concerns about whether clubs can buy him out of his scholarship to the University of Texas. Piliere does not project Josh Bell being taken in the first round, due to his stated intent to go to UT and related high bonus demand.