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2011 Texas Rangers Draft Picks: Rangers Pick Will Lamb In Second Round

The Texas Rangers continued to select sleeper types in the 2011 draft, as they took Clemson lefty Will Lamb in the second round. Jim Callis tweeted this on the pick after the selection:

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#Rangers 2nd rd: Clemson LHP Will Lamb. Two-way guy flashes 94-95 fastball and hard slider. #mlbdraft

He was ranked #84 on BA's preseason top draft prospects list but did not make their top 200 before the draft.

Lamb is extremely tall and skinny at 6-6, 175 and has been a two-way player for the Tigers, playing OF and 1B. He homered for Clemson in their regional run but did not pitch. Lamb pitched in ten games and started just four in 2011. He pitched just 24.2 innings and had a 5.11 ERA and an 11/29 BB/SO ratio. He threw 25 innings in 2010, sporting a 6.84 ERA and a 14/13 BB/SO ratio.

His offensive numbers were more impressive this year, as he hit .348/.389/.471 and stole 13 bases. He is a left handed hitter.

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