A resident of Arlington, Texas, Randy Eastburg draws upon more than two decades of business ownership in guiding the operations of Valley Ridge Roofing and Construction. A passionate sports fan, Randy Eastburg counts the Texas Rangers as his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
The 2019 MLB Draft concluded in early June and the Rangers used its first pick, No. 8 overall, to select Texas Tech infielder Josh Jung. While some scouts are concerned about his fielding capabilities, Jung was a proven hitter at the college level as he registered a plus-300 batting average in each of his three seasons at Texas Tech. In 2019, he had a .343 batting average to go along with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs. Drafting a position player was of particular importance to the Rangers, given the team only has two top-100 prospects, both of which are pitchers.
The Rangers did, however, expand upon its pitching depth with its second- and third-round picks by selecting right-handed pitchers Ryan Garcia and Justin Slaten out of UCLA and the University of New Mexico, respectively. The team selected high school infielder Cody Freeman with its fourth-round pick and San Jose State outfielder Kellen Strahm with its fifth-round pick. Other players selected by Texas in the first 10 rounds include left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford and right-handed pitcher Zak Kent.