According to scouting reports on MLB’s official website, the 18 year old has a fastball that reaches the low 90s and an above average curveball. Scouts also say he has outstanding command.
In the second round, the Rangers used the No. 63 selection on right cheap elite jerseys
hander Alex Speas of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga. Speas (6 4, 190), who also played shortstop and center field, didn’t start pitching until last year.
Speas, 18, was rated the No. 41 prospect overall by Baseball America and is committed to Auburn University. He’s an excellent athlete with a fastball that has reportedly hit 96 mph.
“He’s a little bit raw to the delivery part of it,” Fagg said, “but we’re going to get this thing ironed out and have a chance to have an elite arm.”
It’s the fourth straight year that the Rangers have used their top pick on a pitcher. The run began in 2013 with Chi Chi Gonzalez, who started for the Rangers last season and is now with Triple A Round Rock.
Ragans is committed to Florida State but said he intends to sign with the Rangers. He said he began shaking when he found out the Rangers were going to select him.
Ragans patterns himself after current Rangers starter Cole Hamels, another lefty.
“I’ve watched countless times, just video on him, trying to just throw like him,” Ragans said. “I just want to, I guess, be like him.”In The Know Cole RagansPosition: LHP Age: 18 Ht., Wt.: 6 4, 190
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla. High School: North Florida Christian
Notable: Ragans was named an Under Armour All American and the Big Bend Pitcher of the Year. . Baseball America rates the Florida State signee as the 12th best high school pitcher in the draft. . The scouting report on MLB’s website says Ragans’ changeup has potential for development and that he is still growing into his body. .