2021 MLB Draft: Ian Moller, 103rd Overall, Texas Rangers

With one of the first picks in the fourth round, the Texas Rangers picked catcher Ian Moller with the 103rd overall selection in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Moller played for the National Team in both 2019 and 2020 International Week events, and was also one of the standouts at the 2020 National Combine.

“This is going to be a good fit for Ian,” said Jeremy Booth, CEO and president of the Future Stars Series. “I think he’s a better defender than he’s been given credit for this year, and we’ve seen him handle guys like Justin Lange and Hayden Durke with ease, guys who are throwing 96-97 when he was a rising junior. He can hit, the swing for him is going to have to be something he’s going to buy into at some point. He does have a tendency to get uphill and long at times, but when he’s short to the baseball and decides he’s going to just play in the middle of the field, it’s pretty special. He’s going to have make that decision for himself, and he’s a guy who’s going to have to decide what path he wants to take. If he decides to be a hit-first catcher, he’s going to be somebody that’s going to get there quick. If he decides to be a power-first catcher, it’s going to take a little longer, because the power isn’t something he has to force.”

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2019 International Week

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2020 International Week

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2020 National Combine

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