Meet the Rangers' Latest Ruben Sierra

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My old pal Jamey Newberg just sent an out an e-mail with the craziest subject heading: "Texas drafts Ruben Sierra." As in: "6th round: Ruben Sierra, CF-L, San Juan, Puerto Rico." As in: "Yeah, that's Ruben Sierra's son." And word is, he can play:

Sierra is a super athletic baseball player with a lean athletic body. He is very good in the outfield and uses his blazing 6.38 speed to cover a lot of ground. He has a big arm in the outfield and easily reaches 93 mph from the outfield. At the plate he has good bat speed and has pop to all fields. He has easy power when centered and projects well with the bat. His game approach at the plate needs a few adjustments but he shows potential with all five tools. Definite draft follow for 2009. Good bloodlines.

Looks like his pop too -- "same half smile/smirk."

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