GM Evanovich's first real draft since joining the team yielded quite a crop. Since taking over in 2019, the previous three drafts had minimal pick counts. A quick recap:
2019: 2nd rounder Alex Campbell has become exactly what was expected, an offensive-only dynamo in the minor leagues. (back to back 50g seasons). Of the 3 4th-Rounders, only one remains, Tyce Thompson, who is a bottom-6 minor leaguer himself.
2020: With a pair of 2nd-rounders, Barron is out in CGY whereas Sam Colangelo had a less-than-stellar year in Hartford, but was serviceable in his cup of coffee with the big league. 3rd rounder Lukas Reichel is patrolling for Boston now.
2021: The sole draft pick in round 3 was William von Barnekow who got moved to Philly in the Tavares blockbuster.
So from 2019->2021, GM Evanovich has made 8 total selections. 3 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, and 3 in the 4th. This year, 2022, the Rangers had 7 picks, almost doubling their total amount from the past 3. The picks made this year were the following: 1st (#9), 2nd (#37), 2nd (#53), 2nd (#58), 3rd (#67), 3rd (#86), and 5th (#132).
With the above in mind, let's take a look at the Rangers farm system as it looks now:
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