Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers selected 30 players today on the final day of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which included rounds 11 through 40.
The Rangers selected 40 players overall in this year's draft. The 40 players include 23 pitchers (17 right-handed, 6 left-handed), 8 outfielders, 7 infielders, and 2 catchers. Texas selected 31 college players and made 9 high school picks.
Some notable Rangers picks on the final day of the draft:
The Rangers dedicated their 11th round selection of outfielder Scott Heineman from the University of Oregon to Julie McGraw. Julie is the wife of Rangers Pacific Northwest amateur scout Gary McGraw and is recovering from a stroke in January.
In the 14th round, the club selected left-handed pitcher Adam Choplick out of the University of Oklahoma. Choplick was a First Team All-District and Second Team All-State selection as a senior at Denton Ryan High School. The right-hander was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 32nd round in 2014 and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 17th round in 2011.
In the 23rd round, the club selected right-handed pitcher Tyler Davis out of the University of Washington. Davis is the brother of Erik Davis, a right-hander in the Washington Nationals organization, who debuted in 2013 and made 10 relief appearances for the club.
The club chose Midland College second baseman Blaine Prescott in the 28th round. Prescott was a 2013 Class 4A All-State selection at Amarillo High School and was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 16th round of the 2014 draft.