Rangers finish draft heavy on position players

The Rangers chose 31 players over the first two days of the draft, 21 of which were pitchers. They finished the 2009 First-Year Player Draft with a string of position players.

Of their final 20 picks, only nine were pitchers. General manager Jon Daniels said the draft’s strength was pitching and that the team would take the best player available throughout the draft, regardless of position or level.

Here are the players the Rangers selected Thursday.

Round 31, SS Shon Landry, McNeese State University
Round 32, OF Reggie Williams, Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School
Round 33, OF Kyle Rhoad, Eastern Michigan University
Round 34, OF Jared Prince, Washington State University
Round 35, RHP Timothy Butler, Greenbrier Christian Academy
Round 36, RHP Matthew Carasiti, Berlin High School
Round 37, RHP Charles Nading, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Round 38, OF Anthony Hutting, Tesoro High School
Round 39, OF Jabari Henry, Olympia High School
Round 40, 3B Taylor Vail, Cabrillo College
Round 41, LHP Forrest Garrett, Norcross High School
Round 42, LHP Shane Zagarac, St. Joseph’s College
Round 43, OF Joseph Bonadonna, University of Illinois-Champaign
Round 44, RHP Tyler Christman, University of South Carolina – Sumter
Round 45, C Dale Anderson, College of Southern Idaho
Round 46, LHP Jerad Grundy, Johnsburg High School
Round 47, RHP Tyler Higgins, Mt. Plesant High School
Round 48, 3B Cole Frenzel, Dickinson High School
Round 49, RHP Catlan Kendrick, Northgate High School
Round 50, OF Ronald Melendez, Cowley County Community College

–Daniel Paulling

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