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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Leiter was officially signed yesterday for almost $8 million, the second highest bonus given to a pitcher in the draft pool era.

Kennedi Landry has a profile of Leiter, noting that yesterday was the culmination of a lifetime of expectations.

Evan Grant opines that there’s something a little bittersweet about announcing the signing of a potential star the same day the Rangers sent Joey Gallo packing.

Keith Law has a rundown of the prospects coming to the Rangers in return for Joey Gallo, noting that there’s more quantity than quality (but there’s still some quality).

Joseph Hoyt also takes a look at the new farmhands, giving the MLB Pipeline analysis and what they’ve been up to lately.

Levi Weaver observes that the Joey Gallo bounty points to a timeline of 2023 and beyond for when this team can realistically be competitive again.