8-14-07 - The Texas Rangers have signed
first-round draft pick Blake Beavan.
The 18-year-old, right-handed pitcher from Irving High School
was the 17th selection in the June draft. Terms of the deal were
The 6-7, 210-pounder went 8-2 with a 0.21 ERA his senior
year. He struck out 124 in 66 innings.
Beavan and the Rangers agreed to a deal a day before tomorrow's
The Rangers had five of the first 54 selections. They still have
not signed outfielder Julio Borbon (35th selection) and
right-handed pitcher Neil Ramirez (44th).
Unsigned picks will be eligible for next year's draft.
The Rangers also signed right-handed pitcher Kyle Ocampo. Ocampo
was a 13th-round selection from Riverside, California.