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Texas Rangers draft Justin Foscue

The Rangers select Mississippi State infielder Justin Foscue with their first round draft choice

COLLEGE BASEBALL: MAR 31 Mississippi State at LSU

With their first round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers have selected Mississippi State infielder Justin Foscue. This was the #14 pick overall in the draft.

Foscue, a 6’, 200 lb. righthanded hitter who has played second base and third base, moved up boards in the lead up to the draft. He’s a bat-first guy who didn’t hit as a freshman, but who slashed .331/.395/.564 as a sophomore and had a .321/.464/.509 slash line before the 2020 season was suspended.

Selecting Foscue seems to underscore the Rangers’ decision to get away from the toolsy, raw, high-upside players they have prioritized in the past. Foscue is more in the mold of Nick Solak — a guy who isn’t expected to be a strong defender at any position, but who has a great approach and quality hit tool that should play at the upper levels.

You can read the writeup we did on Foscue here.