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2011 Texas Rangers Draft Picks: Rangers Select Brandon Woodruff In Fifth Round

The Rangers continued their Day Two run of projectable arms by selecting Brandon Woodruff in the fifth round. Woodruff was more decorated than higher picks Will Lamb and Kyle Castro, actually showing up high on some draft prospect boards. The Woodruff choice also received positive comments from draft observers.

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#Rangers get a raw, hard-throwing RHP in Brandon Woodruff; more physical than 1st-rounder Kevin Matthews, flashed similar stuff

Frankie Piliere: That's a tremendous pick. (Brandon Woodruff ) Showed three pitches over the summer, up to 94

Woodruff is big and raw with inconsistent mechanics, but the Rangers must see the makings of big upside.

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