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MLB Draft Results: Rangers Select OF Preston Beck In Fifth Round

On Tuesday, the fifth round of the 2012 MLB Draft is drawing to a close. The Texas Rangers have made their fifth-round pick and picked up yet another outfielder. With the No. 186 overall pick, the Rangers picked up Preston Beck from UT-Arlington.

Beck is a local boy who will hope to find a place in the future with his hometown team. MLB.com analysts were surprised that he was still on the board this late into the fifth round, as he possesses a great arm, good speed on the basepaths and a solid bat.

You can click here to watch live streaming coverage of Day 2 of the 2012 MLB Draft at MLB.com.

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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