Texas Rangers Draft: Eric Jenkins, a lefthanded hitting high school outfielder from North Carolina, has been selected by the Texas Rangers with their 2nd round pick, #45 overall. Jenkins was ranked #77 in Keith Law's rankings, and #42 in the Baseball America rankings.
Jenkins is a very Rangers draft pick, a fast, toolsy projectable outfielder whose bat speed gets praise, but who needs a lot of refinement. Jenkins profiles as a leadoff-type who should be able to stick in centerfield. He doesn't project to have much power, but he's got speed and what BA calls a "line drive" stroke.