INF Charles Leblanc 4th Round (129th Overall)- Texas Rangers--Signed $415,000

With the 23rd pick of the 4th round (129th overall) the Texas Rangers selected University of Pittsburgh infielder Charles Leblanc.

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Hometown: Laval, Quebec

Teams: Les ailes du Quebec, Georges-Vanier Sport Etudes, Academic Baseball Canada, Watertown Rams.  

Coaches: Joe Jordano, Joel Landry, Remi Bertrand, Paul Alteri. 

Slot Money: $451,000

Signed For: $415,000

Scout: Brian Matthews

Previously Drafted: By the Milwaukee Brewers (scout Jay Lapp) in the 33rd round in 2013, one of 16 players from Canada drafted and was the youngest player chosen.

Rated: 452nd on Baseball America's top 500 prospect list of combined high school and college players.  

2016 sophomore season (draft eligible by age):

Eighth in the NCAA, second in the ACC with a .432 average ... ACC Player of the Week on April 4 batting .647 with 12 RBIs, including 4-for-5 and six-RBIs in Pitt’s 15-5 victory over nationally-ranked Clemson. Was 9-13 with an outstanding nine RBIs, batting .692 in the three games against Clemson, plus 2-of-4 and three RBIs against Kent State Golden Flashes to bring his four-game average to an impressive (11-of-17) with 12 RBIs ... Three hits in 17-5 win over Youngstown State ...

Double, triple, three RBIs in 4-3 win over Miami of Ohio ... Has posted team-high 19 multiple hit games and 10 multiple RBI performances, including a five-RBI showing at Grambling State ... On the season, Leblanc is hitting .412 (12th in NCAA Division I) in 42 games with seven doubles, three triples and two home runs and 41 RBIs ... On the base paths he is 7-for-7 stealing and owns a 1.019 OPS.

Leblanc district player of the year

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