Back to college we go as the Rangers have taken senior outfielder Strahm who has no ties to Texas as far as I’m aware so therefore maybe isn’t even real.
This now makes five college players from the Rangers in their first six picks which I’m sure they will say is just how things played out, but it sure seems like a shift in philosophy, at least for this year.
Stated another way, it feels like the Rangers haven’t taken five college players this whole decade, much less five of their first six picks of any one draft.
As for Strahm, well, he’s not ranked on any board that I’ve looked at but he’s a 6’ 1, 215 lbs. right-handed batting center fielder who hit .382 with six dingers and a .487 OBP in the Mountain West Conference.