With the second overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers selected pitcher Jack Leiter from Vanderbilt University.
The 21-year-old is the son of former big league pitcher Al Leiter.
Leiter was Golden Spikes Award finalist and tied for NCAA Division I lead in strikeouts last season.
The Rangers grabbed Leiter with the second pick, landing a right-hander with a mid-90s fastball and two overpowering breaking pitches.
Leiter is the son of former big league All-Star pitcher Al Leiter. His repertoire that could play near the top of a big league rotation. He was 11-4 with a 2.13 ERA with the Commodores, including a no-hitter against South Carolina. He struck out 179 in 110 innings.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.