Who will the Texas Rangers take 8th overall in the MLB draft?

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 16: (L-R) Bubba Thompson from McGill-Toolen High School, Chris Seise out of West Orange High School and right-handed pitcher Hans Crouse out of Dana Hills High School pose for a photo after the Texas Rangers announced the signings of several of the club's top selections in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 16, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 16: (L-R) Bubba Thompson from McGill-Toolen High School, Chris Seise out of West Orange High School and right-handed pitcher Hans Crouse out of Dana Hills High School pose for a photo after the Texas Rangers announced the signings of several of the club's top selections in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 16, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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BREWSTER, MA – AUGUST 13: Hunter Bishop, right, and AJ Graffanino of the Brewster Whitecaps celebrate in the seventh inning during game three of the Cape Cod League Championship Series against the Bourne Braves at Stony Brook Field on August 13, 2017 in Brewster, Massachusetts. The Cape Cod League was founded in 1885 and is the premier summer baseball league for college athletes. Over 1100 of these student athletes have gone on to compete in MLB including Chris Sale, Carlton Fisk, Joe Girardi, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek. The chance to see future big league stars up close makes Cape Cod League games a popular activity for the families in each of the 10 towns on the Cape to host a team. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Cody Smith

Nick Lodolo, Shea Langeliers, or Hunter Bishop

Personally, I would be thrilled to see any of these guys be drafted to the Texas Rangers. Initially, I wasn’t too high on the them drafting an outfielder with the 8th pick, given that they have a bunch of OF prospects spread out across their farm, but Bishop would simply be too good to pass up.

Nick Lodolo could potentially become the Rangers’ most advanced high-upside prospect by the end of the season, and there is no such thing as having too much pitching in the farm system, especially if something like a Noah Syndergaard trade gets closer to becoming a reality.

Shea Langeliers (C-Baylor) hasn’t been given much attention as being drafted by the Rangers, but I would absolutely love to see him taken by Texas. So far this season, he has hit .304 with seven home runs in 41 games, despite being limited by a hand injury, and coming on strong late in the regular season. His offense isn’t even the best part of his game, as he is a terrific defensive backstop that can hold even the best base thief’s in line.

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