The Rangers first pick in the draft was a high school pitcher named Cole Winn. You have to love the name.
Yesterday we looked at the pitchers chosen by the Rangers in the Jon Daniels era.
Today, here is a look at the position players selected in Rangers drafts from 2006 to 2015, not looking at 2016 or 2017 since it’s not reasonable to expect draft picks from those two years to have made it already to the major leagues.
Jon Daniels has drafted 26 catchers. One has made it to the major leagues: Brett Nicholas.
Fourteen first basemen have been drafted. Four have made it to MLB: Chris Davis, Mitch Moreland, Justin Smoak, Nate Freeman.
Seven drafted, zero made it.
Daniels has drafted 26 shortstops. Five have made the show: Brad Miller, Drew Robinson, Jerad Hoying, Ryan Rua, Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Of the fourteen third basemen drafted by Daniels, four have made it: Matt West, Adam Wilkins, Mike Olt, Joey Gallo.
In his era, Daniels has drafted 74 outfielders. Eight have made the major leagues: Craig Gentry, Julio Borbon, Joey Butler, Jabari Blash, Ryan Strausborgor, Derek Fisher, Luis Brinson, Nick Williams.
In total, of the 161 position players the Jon Daniels Rangers have drafted, 22 have become major league players.
Sean Manaea (5-6, 3.60) vs. Matt Moore (1-5, 7.85)
Game time: 7:05