The 2012 MLB Draft gets underway on Monday June 4, and with the day fast approaching all of the experts are putting finishing touches on their final mock drafts.
The Rangers have been projected to take a high school player with their No. 29 pick, and the latest mock drafts from Minor League Ball follow that pattern. The website has two mock drafts with one by John Sickels and the other by Matt Garrioch.
Sickels has the Rangers taking high school pitcher J.O. Berrios:
The Rangers do some unconventional things at times. Adding some high-upside pitching seems like a good plan, and J.O. Berrios, RHP, Puerto Rico HS has as much upside as any of the more-heralded high school arms still on the board. Other options would include Watson and injury-hampered arms Matt Smoral and Zach Eflin.
Garrioch sticks with the high school players and projects the Rangers taking a third baseman:
Corey Seager, 3B, North Carolina HS
Another wild card but Seager is a big potential bat that could fit.
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