This will be the open draft discussion thread for rounds five through 30, and I'll also update this post with the Rangers selections.
The Rangers' 5th round choice is Brandon Woodruff, a 6'4", 215 pound righthanded high school pitcher from Mississippi. Raw, projectable, throws hard.
The Rangers' 6th round choice is Derek Fisher, a 6'1" lefthanded hitting centerfielder from Pennsylvania. This is an interesting pick, with MLB.com's scouting report comparing him to Mike Trout, as a Northeastern area prepster with an advanced approach and feel at the plate, and plus pitch recognition skills. They say that he'll have to move to left field eventually, but also say that he could be a .300 hitter with 20+ home run power.
Baseball America had Fisher ranked #66 on their board, saying that he was seen as a potential first round pick, but bad weather has cost Fisher games this year, and he's been inconsistent when he has played. He's going to need well above 6th round slot money to sign. Kevin Goldstein says Fisher's pre-draft letter indicated he wanted $2.25 million to forego his commitment to the University of Virginia.
The Derek Fisher scouting report seems to be that he's a future left fielder with impressive raw power, but whose hit skill needs some work. His defensive value is limited, so he's someone whose future is going to depend on his hit skill maturing.
Scout.com has an interview with Fisher here.
The Rangers' 7th round choice is Max Pentecost, a 6'2", 190 pound high school catcher from Georgia. He's #19 on Baseball America's Georgia prospect list. You know now everything about him I know.
The Rangers' 8th round choice is 6'2", 165 pound Dartmouth righthanded pitcher Kyle Hendricks.
The Rangers' 9th round choice is Rashad Harlin, a 6 foot, 185 pound righthanded centerfielder from Helix High School in California. I wish I went to Helix High School. I hear their mascot is the Fightin' DNA Strands. No word if he's related to bad director Renny Harlin.
The Rangers' 10th round choice is Limestone College catcher Joe Maloney, a 20 year old righthander who is 6'2", 205 pounds.
The Rangers' 11th round choice is Connor Sadzeck, a righthanded pitcher from Howard College, 19 years old, 6'5", 195 lbs.
The Rangers' 12th round choice is Gregory Williams, a lefty pitcher out of Marshall, 6'4", 205 lbs.
The Rangers' 13th round choice is Christopher Grayson, an outfielder out of Lee University.
The Rangers' 14th round choice is Andrew Faulkner, from South Aiken High School in South Carolina, a 6'3" lefthanded pitcher.
The Rangers' 15th round choice is Jerad Eickhoff, a righthanded pitcher from Olney Central College.
The Rangers' 16th round choice is Trever Adams, an outfielder from Creighton.
The Rangers' 17th round choice is Ryan Rua, a shortstop from Lake Erie College.
The Rangers' 18th round choice is Nicholas Martinez, RHP from Fordham.
The Rangers' 19th round choice is Nathan Harsh, a righthanded pitcher from Brunswick High School in Georgia.
The Rangers' 20th round choice is Mississippi State shortstop Nickolaus Vickerson.
The Rangers' 21st round choice is Chance Sossamon, RHP, Wichita State.
The Rangers' 22nd round choice is Timothy Costen, a Virginia high school shortstop.
The Rangers' 23rd round choice is Michael Mason, a lefty pitcher from Marshall (and their second lefty pitcher from Marshall in this draft).
The Rangers' 24th round choice is Zach Fish, a Michigan high school catcher.
The Rangers' 25th round choice is Jordan Remer, LHP, University of San Francisco.
The Rangers' 26th round choice is Ryan Bores, RHP, Cuyahoga CC.
The Rangers' 27th round choice is Kyle Devore, RHP from Sacramento City College.
The Rangers' 28th round choice is Saquan Johnson, OF, high school, North Carolina.
The Rangers' 29th round choice is Nicholas Sawyer, RHP, Howard College, their second RHP from Howard College in this draft.
The Rangers' 30th round choice is Phil Klein, RHP, Youngstown State.