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The Draft

As those who read my site know, I’m not the most knowledgeable about the minor leagues. I know some names, but I don’t get into the minutae of every prospect that comes down the pike. Still, here’s who we got on Day 1:
1 – 14: Matt Purke, LHP (same school as David Murphy)
1 – Supp: Tanner Scheppers, RHP (Pick awarded for loss of Milton Bradley)
2 – 62: Tommy Mendonca, 3B (Fresno? Nobody goes to Fresno anymore!)
3 – 93: Robbie Erlin, LHP
As for the details… I will defer as usual to Jamey Newberg. He’s the Rangers minor league guru, and if you haven’t read his report on yesterday’s draft, you need to. You can get to it here:
http://newberg.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/day_one_of_the_draft_bold_busi.html
UPDATE: As I was writing this, the news flash came in that the Rangers drafted Ruben Sierra’s son, aptly named “Ruben Sierra” in the sixth round as a center fielder.

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