Rangers target more pitchers on Day 3

As the third and final day of the 2012 MLB Draft began Wednesday, the Texas Rangers targeted pitching talent almost exclusively.

Nine of the Rangers' 12 picks in Rounds 16-27 were used to select pitchers, including two who are 6-foot-6 or taller. The Rangers also added a second basemen, a catcher and a shortstop.

Here is the complete list of Rangers draftees in Rounds 16-27:

  • 2B Janluis Castro, Colegio Hector Urdaneta, 5-foot-9, 150 (16th round, 516th overall)

  • C Charles Moorman, El Capitan HS (California), 5-foot-11, 200 (17th round, 546th overall): Listed as one of the top players in California by ESPN

  • RHP Ryan Harvey, Seton Hall, 6-foot-2, 220 (18th round, 576th overall)

  • RHP James Smith, South Carolina-Sumter, 6-foot-3, 205 (19th round, 606th overall)

  • RHP Joshua McElwee, Newberry College (South Carolina), 6-foot-4, 220 (20th round, 636th overall)

  • RHP Jacob Lemoine, Bridge City HS (Texas), 6-foot-4, 195 (21st round, 666th overall)

  • RHP Travis Dean, Kennesaw State (Georgia), 6-foot-6, 220 (22nd round, 696th overall)

  • RHP Coby Cowgill, Virginia Military Institute, 6-foot-1, 200 (23rd round, 726th overall)

  • LHP Chase Mullins, Bourbon County HS (Kentucky), 6-foot-9, 250 (24th round, 756th overall): Kentucky commit, listed as one of the top players in Kentucky by ESPN

  • SS Gabriel Roa, Wabash Valley College (Illinois), 5-foot-10, 180 (25th round, 786th overall)

  • LHP Austen Thrailkill, St Petersburg College (Florida), 6-foot-4, 210 (26th round, 816th overall)

  • RHP Ryan Bores, Kent State, 6-foot-3, 190 (27th round, 846th overall)

The first 12 rounds of Day 3 also saw plenty more locals get drafted:

  • 2B Austin Elkins, Dallas Baptist (Astros, 579th overall)

  • 3B Cody Gunter, Flower Mound HS (Marlins, 587th overall)

  • OF Quintin Davis, McLennan CC (Angels, 627th overall)

  • 1B Jacob House, Texas A&M by way of Mansfield Timberview (Diamondbacks, 633rd overall)

  • C Bo Altobelli, Texas Tech by way of Plano HS (Twins, 640th overall)

  • LHP Colton Turner, Texas State by way of Joshua HS (Blue Jays, 655th overall)

  • LHP Taylor Hearn, Royse City HS (Pirates, 676th overall)

  • RHP Tejay Antone, Legacy HS (Mets, 68oth overall)

  • RHP Travis Ballew, Texas State by way of Rockwall HS (Astros, 699th overall)

  • RHP Kevin Allen, TCU (Royals, 703rd overall)

  • RHP Cameron Cox, Weatherford College (Indians, 773rd overall)

  • RHP Jacob Johansen, Dallas Baptist (Pirates, 826th overall)

  • RHP Tyler Duffie, TCU (Brewers, 845th overall)