Did you know?

November 26, 2010 – That in the 1989 Amateur draft the Minnesota Twins drafted two AL Rookie of Year winners in Chuck Knoblauch (first round) and Marty Cordova (tenth round) as well as two 20-game winners in Denny Neagle, albeit not with Minnesota (third round) and Scott Erickson (fourth round). And then, in round 52 they drafted Denny Hocking as a catcher and he went on to become one of the lowest-drafted players to ever reach the majors. Hocking had a 13 year big league career and was a Minnesota Twin between 1993-2003. In 1997 Hocking played games at 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, RF, CF, LF and DH. Though he was drafted as a catcher, Denny never donned the “tools of ignorance” in a big league game.

 

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