Texas Rangers Select…With Fourth Pick
Sep 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Rangers logo before the game between the Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Fourth Pick-Texas Rangers: GM is Jon Daniels
With the fourth overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers select Alex Bregman (SS- LSU).
Alex Bregman would fill several holes for the Texas Rangers starting with providing a solid strong hitting middle infielder. Middle infielders for the Rangers have hit just .215 this year with seven home runs and have scored 44 runs in 53 games. In his junior season, Bregman has hit .318/.414/.548 with nine home runs and 55 runs scored in just 61 games.
While Bregman has hit third throughout the season, his ability to get on base would allow him to settle in first or second in the Texas lineup, another spot where the Rangers has struggled. Rangers batting second this season have hit .213/.313/.299 so far this season and have tried seven different players in this slot.
Defensively, it is unknown whether Bregman will play shortstop or second, but his defense should allow him to step into whichever position presents a greater need. With the struggles to find a second baseman and the need for a solid hitter in the lineup, the Rangers could push Bregman through the system quickly.
Editors Note: It’s very unusual that three shortstops would go in the first five picks, but all these shortstops have great futures. The Rangers have had bad luck with injuries at shortstop, and Bregman could work his way up quickly…Eric @Eric_CTH
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