Reviewing the Texas Rangers Last Five 1st Round Picks

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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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) /

2017, Pick #29: SS Chris Seise, West Orange High School (FL)

Fortunate to have 2 picks in the 1st round of the 2017 MLB Draft, Texas opted to go position player again at pick 29 taking Chris Seise out of West Orange High School in Florida. Seise lit it up pretty quickly once being placed in Rookie League hitting .336 in 2017 and was quickly promoted to Short-Season Spokane. Seise missed the entirety of the 2018 season after having to undergo rotator cuff surgery.

The shortstop started the 2019 season with Single-A Hickory and played well in his first 21 games posting a .241 average and showing that he’ll have the ability to stick at short defensively. Seise fell victim to the injury bug though after being forced into surgery for a torn labrum and will miss the remainder of the season. Currently, MLB Prospect Watch ranks him as the 11th prospect in the Rangers organization.

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