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2012 MLB Draft: Rangers Select High School RHP Colin Wiles With No. 53 Pick

The Rangers selected Kansas high school right-handed pitcher Colin Wiles with the No. 53 overall pick. The selection seems to have come out of nowhere, as there aren't many profiles on him. Baseball America had him ranked at No. 268.

He was recently named Kansas high school baseball Player of the Year by ESPN. This season, Wiles posted an 8-0 record with a 0.10 ERA. He recorded 76 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. He has committed to SEC power Vanderbilt.

Since there isn't much info on Wiles, let's look at the above ESPN story. Not surprisingly, his coach had some good thing to say about Wiles regarding the POY honor. He also assisted Haitian earthquake victims with his church community, if you're looking for that kind of info.

"Collin Wiles is a very talented pitcher," said Lorne Parks, head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas (Olathe, Kan.). "He is very aggressive and he mixes up his pitches well to keep hitters off balance. He always has great mound presence and carries himself in a positive manner."

In this case, I think the numbers speak for themselves.

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