NEWBERG REPORT PLUS — AUGUST 14, 2007

Eric Nadel just announced on the Rangers’ radio broadcast that the Rangers have come to terms with first-round pick Blake Beavan, as well as 13th-rounder Kyle O’Campo, a righthander from Riverside Poly High School in Corona, California.

Great news on both counts. Beavan, of course, was the Rangers’ top pick in June, after going 9-2, 0.19 for Irving High this spring, striking out 139 hitters in 73.1 innings and walking only four while scattering just 23 hits. The 6’7″ righty had commitments to both the University of Oklahoma and Navarro Junior College.

O’Campo was a Cal State Fullerton recruit, ranked by Baseball America as the number 123 prospect going into the draft. Standing a slender 6’3″, he works in the low 90s with the makings of a plus slider. O’Campo went 8-0, 1.83 in 10 appearances this season.

No additional news yet on Neil Ramirez, Julio Borbon, Garrett Nash, or John Gast.

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