Texas Rangers Draft: A way too early peek at 2022’s class

Seth Carlson
OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 28: Jack Leiter #22 of the Vanderbilt Commodores pitches in the fourth inning during game one of the College World Series Championship against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 28, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 28: Jack Leiter #22 of the Vanderbilt Commodores pitches in the fourth inning during game one of the College World Series Championship against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 28, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers 2022 Draft Prospects: C Kevin Parada

“But the Rangers have Sam Huff and Jonah Heim already.”

While the above is true, sometimes there are can’t-miss talents at positions of strength, and Kevin Parada of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is one of those.

With rumblings that he could go first overall in 2022 (precedent is there with Adley Rutschman to Baltimore in 2019), Parada may not be there for the Rangers by their selection, but if he is, that is certainly worth considering.

The Yellow Jacket starting backstop brings great defense behind the plate who can already call his own games. He also projects well as a hitter, making him the whole package and potentially the next great Georgia Tech catcher after highly regarded names like Joey Bart, Matt Wieters and Jason Varitek.

Could you imagine a battery of Jack Leiter and Kevin Parada? Holy moly. That’s what we would call must-see TV.

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