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2012 MLB Draft: Texas Rangers Happy With Draft Class

Now that the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft is in the books, it's time for fans and team officials to reflect on each team's draft class. ESPN's draft expert and former Toronto Blue Jays employee Keith Law believes that the Rangers have a lot of raw talent in their 2012 draft class.

Kip Fagg, Texas' director of amateur scouting, is quite pleased with the "raw" talent that the Rangers accumulated.

"We're very happy with the group," said Kip Fagg, the Rangers' director of amateur scouting. "Every year you're happy and optimistic how it's going to turn out. The guys we got at the top were guys we did a lot of work on. They're guys we like as players and people with big, high ceilings and upside.

"The draft went the way we thought, and we were able to get a lot of the guys we earmarked in different rounds."

Day 3 saw the Rangers take a healthy dose of pitchers, selecting 18 with their 25 picks Wednesday.

No reason not to trust Fagg's word, as the Rangers have had quite a good track record drafting and developing players in recent years.

We'll see in the coming weeks how many players decide to sign with the Rangers. The new signing deadline is July 13, so signings should happen much quicker than they have in years past.

For more on the Rangers, be sure to head over to Lone Star Ball and join the discussion.

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