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BA mock draft has Rangers going prep outfielder

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Baseball America’s latest mock draft has the Rangers grabbing a prep outfielder from the Pacific Northwest

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2019 MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America’s latest mock draft for 2019 (or, really, their mock top 10 picks for 2019) is out, and they have the Rangers going with a high school outfielder with their top pick.

BA has the Rangers going with Seattle high school outfielder Corbin Carroll at #8. Carroll is a true centerfielder who BA says could be the best pure hitter in the draft. Texas has leaned high school heavy with their top picks during the Jon Daniels era, though Carroll is less of the super toolsy type they’ve been associated with. This mock has the Rangers passing on Carter Stewart, the righthanded pitcher who went #8 last year to the Atlanta Braves, but who the Braves couldn’t sign, and while a lot of folks have expressed a desire for the team to grab Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung, BA has Jung going one pick before Texas selects.

Its very, very early in the process, of course, and I would expect significant changes in the boards and projections between now and June, but its still worth keeping an eye on who might be there and who the Rangers might grab come draft time.