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MLB Draft 2012: Rangers Select Texas CF Nick Williams

The second round of the 2012 MLB Draft is proving just as interesting as expected on Tuesday, as the Texas Rangers continue to stockpile position-player prospects for the future. The Rangers used their two second-round picks to pick up a pair of high school center fielders.

After selecting Jamie Jarmon as the No. 83 overall pick, the Rangers were right back at it for the No. 93 pick. The Rangers selected Nick Williams, a 6'3 left-handed player from Galveston Ball High School in Texas.

Williams is considered to be a high-risk, high-reward player, so his selection at this spot in the order, with the Rangers holding two second-round picks, seems like a pretty good choice. He is a speedy center fielder who has drawn some slight comparisons to a less-refined Ken Griffey Jr.

Read more about the Texas Rangers at Lone Star Ball and head over to Baseball Nation for additional news, notes and analysis around Major League Baseball. Check out Minor League Ball to see how some of these prospects develop in their quest to the major leagues.

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