Rangers sign both 1st-round picks from draft - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Rangers sign both 1st-round picks from draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have signed both of their first-round picks from last week's amateur draft.

Right-handed pitcher Alex "Chi-Chi" Gonzalez and high school shortstop Travis Demeritte completed physicals Monday and have signed their contracts.

Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick out of Oral Roberts, gets a $2,215,000 signing bonus, slightly above the slot value of $1,920,600.

Demeritte, selected 30th out of Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia, receives $1.9 million, just above the slot value of $1,731,200. The Rangers received the pick as compensation when Josh Hamilton left to sign with the Los Angeles Angels.

Gonzalez was 9-5 with a 1.83 ERA in his final season at Oral Roberts. He struck out 126 in 113 1-3 innings. He was assigned to Class A Spokane.

Demeritte hit .404 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs as a senior at Winder-Barrow. He's headed to the rookie-level Arizona League.

Texas also signed its second-round pick, right-hander Akeem Bostick from West Florence High School in South Carolina. The 18-year-old Bostick, the 62nd pick overall, gets $520,600, below the slot value of $899,400. He was assigned to the Arizona League.

The Rangers have agreed to terms with 9 of their first 10 draft picks.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:38:07 GMT
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
    De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.
  • No. 3 Red Raiders top Wichita State

    No. 3 Red Raiders top Wichita State

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:21:02 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    After a two-hour weather delay, the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders went right to work, plating three in the first en route to a 10-5 win over Wichita State Friday night.

    After a two-hour weather delay, the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders went right to work, plating three in the first en route to a 10-5 win over Wichita State Friday night.

  • Extra Innings Scores: 3/24

    Extra Innings Scores: 3/24

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:38:11 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    Area baseball and softball teams fought the winds on Friday. Here are your scores.

    Area baseball and softball teams fought the winds on Friday. Here are your scores.

Powered by Frankly