Texas Rangers select RHP Kumar Rocker with 3rd overall pick

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 30: Kumar Rocker #80 of the Vanderbilt Commodores pitches against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs during the Division I Men's Baseball Championship held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 30, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Sc

The Texas Rangers selected RHP Kumar Rocker with the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.

The big right-hander who failed to sign with the New York Mets after being selected 10th overall last year.

Rocker will be reunited with Rangers minor league pitcher Jack Leiter, his teammate on Vanderbilt's first NCAA baseball championship team in 2019. 

Texas chose Leiter with the No. 2 pick last year.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report