|Rangers sign first-rounder Beavan|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2007 17:40|
The 18-year-old, right-handed pitcher from Irving, Texas, High School was the 17th selection in the June draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-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 the signing deadline Wednesday night.
``It felt like a good fit,'' Beavan said. ``At the end of the day I wanted to be a Texas Ranger and we got the deal done.''
The Rangers, which had five of the first 54 selections, 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 on Tuesday night. Ocampo was a 13th-round selection from Riverside, Calif.