Keith Law clearly believes the Texas Rangers are going to look at adding a solid young arm to the farm system in the upcoming 2012 MLB Draft. The Rule IV draft is thin on college hitting this year and the best high school bats are often taken early, so it's not a surprise to see solid pitchers like Duane Underwood or Zach Eflin linked to the Rangers. Law has the team taking the latter in his new mock for ESPN.
Law writes, "If Elfin hadn't missed a little time with a strained triceps, there's no way he gets here. At 6-5, 200 pounds, he has a ton of projection and has touched 95 mph this spring. Could see [Duane] Underwood here, too."
However, he also discusses the Rangers and Yankees earlier in the draft around high school outfielder D.J. Davis of Stone County H.S. in Mississippi. Perhaps it's impossible to tell where a talented team like the Rangers will go, who can afford to simply take the best player on their board and not worry about where he will fit over the long-term.