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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the back-to-back American League West Champion Texas Rangers

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver writes that while you were busy following the MLB Draft, the Rangers were taking the opener from the Astros 6-1.

Evan Grant writes that Yu Darvish was prepared for Houston this time and he showed his work by tossing seven innings of one-hit ball.

Stefan Stevenson reacts to the Rangers win and Darvish’s latest of a long history of dominating outings at Minute Maid Park.

As you might have heard, the MLB Draft began last night and Kevin Carter offers a guide examining how the Rangers approach the draft.

T.R. Sullivan profiles first round selection Bubba Thompson who follows the Rangers’ model of swift and toolsy prep athletes from the deep south to the letter. After all, Thompson comes from McGill-Toolen high school.

Also, it should be pointed out that AJM called this three months ago:

Matt Mixon of the DMN writes about the Rangers opting for a couple of high school middle of the diamond youngsters to add to the farm with their two first round picks.

Sullivan profiles the second first-rounder for Texas, SS Chris Seise out of FL who, you guessed it, is fast and athletic.

Wilson recaps the first night of the draft which saw Texas go for high-upside prep kids as they so often do.

Sullivan profiles the final pick of the night for the Rangers, intriguing second round RHP Hans Crouse of Dana Hills (CA).

Keith Sharon of the Orange County Register offers a must read look at Crouse, his story, and his “unhinged” demeanor on the mound.

More on Crouse from Doug Miller at MLB Dot Com as tall, lanky, “never boring” Crouse is already one of my farm favorites.

Cliff Corcoran looks at the best draft picks by bWAR for each franchise with historically underrated Kevin Brown ranking as the top Rangers pick.

Drew Robinson made the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week with this absurd line: 7 G, .467/.556/1.233, 12 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 14 RBIs, 6 BB, 7 K, 1 SB

Stevenson notes that rehabbing Carlos Gomez could be back in the lineup for the Rangers as soon as this weekend.

And, lastly, this kid is going places.

Have a nice day!