Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced the signings of two players selected in last week’s 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.
Agreeing to terms were the club’s third round selection, shortstop Cameron Cauley from Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas and the fourth round pick, catcher Ian Moller from Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa.
Cauley and Moller will begin their professional careers later this week with workouts at the Rangers complex in Surprise, Arizona. Texas now has seven of its top ten selections from the 2021 MLB Draft under contract.
SS CAMERON CAULEY (3rd round, 73rd overall) – Cauley, 18, batted .450 with 6 home runs, 35 RBI, and 52 stolen bases in his senior campaign at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Tex., leading the Eagles to their first-ever state championship. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound shortstop was named the 2021 All-Greater Houston Baseball Hitter of the Year by the Houston Chronicle, and was a second team All-America selection by MaxPreps. His father, Chris, serves as an assistant on the Barbers Hill coaching staff and played 3 seasons in the Chicago White Sox minor league system (1987-89) after pitching collegiately at Texas Christian University. The younger Cauley also starred at wide receiver on the Barbers Hill football team, totaling 988 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior in 2019. A right-handed batter and thrower, Cauley had committed to play collegiately at Texas Tech University.
C IAN MOLLER (4th round, 103rd overall) – Moller, 18, is a 6-foot, 190-pound catcher from Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Iowa. He did not play on the baseball team at Wahlert, instead opting to play on the showcase circuit. Moller, who had committed to Louisiana State University, was the first player from the state of Iowa selected in this year’s draft. Moller’s family owns and operates Built Not Born Baseball, a baseball training facility in Iowa. Ian is the great-grandson of former Negro League baseball player Hubert Ross Sr.