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Crops on the Farm: Draft Review

Just a brief review of the Rangers first 6 rounds of the 2009 amateur draft.  Here is the link: Crops on the latest Crops

Here is a taste: 

 R1 (14) LHP Mathew Purke: Color me tickled. Purke might turn out to be the best first round selection since fellow Texan John Danks in 2003. Purke who is from Texas, was one of the best left handed pitchers in the draft with an explosive fastball and a very good slider. He is a tall kid with room to add more mass as he gets older. This is the type of draft pick the Rangers needed to make. He might just blow away the competition and reach Arlington before all the busts not-named Blake from the 2007 draft. Mark my words. Purke is going to be an ace. Apparently he only fell to Texas because of his bonus demands but that wont stop Billionare Tom Hicks from writing the check Jerry Jones style. (Is having three Billionare owners good for Dallas sportsfans or bad? Discuss.) Purke seems like a lock to sign and should reach Hickory by the end of the season. I cant wait until this kid makes it to Arlington. Start the timer.

Grade: A+

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