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2018 MLB Mock Draft: Keith Law has Rangers going outfielder

In his final mock draft, Keith Law projects that the Rangers will take a toolsy outfielder with their pick at #15

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2018 MLB Mock Draft: Keith Law’s latest mock draft is out, his final version of ahead of the real MLB draft tonight. Law’s final projection has the Texas Rangers taking Jordyn Adams, a toolsy high school outfielder out of North Carolina.

We profiled Adams in a write-up a couple of weeks ago, and noted then that he was a potentially tough sign, due to him being a two-sport athlete who also plays football, and has the opportunity to play both baseball and football at the University of North Carolina, where his father is a coach. The Rangers have been linked to a number of possibilities at #15, including Adams, and part of the calculus in their selection here will be bonus demands — whether they want to snag Adams and pay him what it will cost to sign him, or select someone who will take less, and use the savings to select someone at #55 they might not otherwise have the available bonus pool money available to sign.

UPDATE -- Keith Law has updated his final mock draft, and there’s a late change, with the Rangers getting power hitting Nolan Gorman at #15, not Adams. He’s a lefthanded hitting power hitter from Phoenix, Arizona, a high schooler seen as having as much power as anyone in the draft.

We wrote up Gorman a couple of weeks ago, but noted he was expected to be gone when Texas selected. Keith thinks Jarred Kelenic going to the Mets at #6 could have a trickle-down effect, with Tristan Casas going to the Marlins at #13 and resulting in Gorman sliding to #15.