ARLINGTON -- Right-handed pitcher and hometown standout Matt Thompson was one of two more draft picks that agreed to terms today with the Texas Rangers.
Thompson was a seventh-round pick from Grace Prep Academy in
Arlington, which is only about 20 minutes from Rangers Ballpark in
Arlington. Also agreeing to terms was outfielder Clark Murphy, the
fifth-round pick who is from Fallbrook High in California.
The Rangers have come to terms with 22 of the first 26 players
they chose in the amateur draft in June. That includes the third
through ninth picks after Thompson and Murphy agreed.
Texas still has not reached agreements with first-round pick
Justin Smoak, a first baseman from the University of South
Carolina, or second-round pick Robert Ross, a left-handed pitcher
from Lexington Christian High School in Kentucky.
Thompson was a combined 16-6 with 176 strikeouts in his junior
and senior seasons at Grace Prep.
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