Like I just said, Jon Daniels and his staff definitely have a type. With their supplementary round pick at No. 37 overall, Texas selected Georgia outfielder Zach Cone. Cone fits another Rangers prototype: the athletic center fielder with a questionable bat.
The Rangers selected Julio Borbon at No. 35 in 2007 in Daniels’ second draft, picked Jake Skole at No. 17 last summer, and have obtained players like Engel Beltre and Leonys Martin with major assets.
Cone hit under .300 this season and has a very low walk rate, but his other tools are strong. He has an average arm but good range and speed and projects to some power. Scouting reports routinely say that Cone looks the part of a major leaguer but often does not show the results of a premier major league prospect.
The Rangers will select again in the second round tomorrow and have all of their original picks from this point forward in the draft.