Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/27/13
The Texas Rangers have prided themselves in the Jon Daniels era for having one of the top farm systems in Major League Baseball. Over the course of the last decade, the Rangers have been able to select 24 separate players in the first round of the Major League draft. While some players have blossomed into becoming quality major leaguers, the majority have never fully developed into the star player that the organization has hoped. This just goes to show that it is extremely hard to project how these players will develop during the lifespan of their career. 2013- Alex Gonzalez, RHP Boca Raton Community HS (23rd Overall) This year’s first round pick, Alex Gonzalez, may never live up to the potential of other first round picks Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray, that is not to say that Gonzalez may not develop into a quality major leaguer. So far though his brief professional career, Gonzalez has shown the ability to get batters out via the strike out (7.2 SO/9) but also is a victim of contro...
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