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Texas Rangers Draft: Eric Jenkins to Texas at #45

The Rangers selected Eric Jenkins, a North Carolina high school outfielder, in the second round, #45 overall

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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.