Category Archives: MLB Draft

Best players drafted by Minnesota Twins by round

I went through the history of the Minnesota Twins June Amateur draft choices to see who the best players were that the club drafted, signed and the player debuted with Minnesota across his chest. The player may or may not … Continue reading

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Analyzing Minnesota Twins First Round Picks – Part 2

  How long does it take a Twins first round pick to reach the majors? I wanted to see how long it takes a Minnesota Twins first round selection to reach the major leagues and there is really no good … Continue reading

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Analyzing Minnesota Twins First Round Picks – Part 1

Since the June Amateur Draft began in 1965 the Minnesota Twins have selected 72 players in round one, some are their regular first round selections and other are supplemental picks for the loss of a free agent or failure to … Continue reading

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How have teams fared with their first round picks in the June Amateur Draft

The 2017 MLB June Amateur  Draft is still a long ways off but since my home town Minnesota Twins have the first overall pick in the draft it got me to thinking. I spent some time recently researching how MLB … Continue reading

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They weren’t what we expected them to be

The June amateur draft started in 1965 and the Minnesota Twins have had 72 first round selections including supplemental/compensation picks. Nine of those first round picks have been left-handed pitchers (eight were collegiate picks and one was from high school) … Continue reading

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Meet the first player to be drafted by the Twins to play for the Twins

Major League Baseball’s first amateur draft was held in June 1965. Teams chose players in reverse order of the previous season’s standings, with picks alternating between the National and American Leagues. With the first pick, the Kansas City Athletics took … Continue reading

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The MLB June amateur draft is far from a science

The 2016 MLB will take place June 9, 2016 in Secacus, New Jersey and the Minnesota Twins will have the 17th selection this year. There are already numerous mock drafts being published but as normal they are all over the … Continue reading

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Twins first round draft history since 2000 – Part 2

As promised we are taking a look at the round 1 draft history of all the MLB teams. There are a number of ways that we could rank them but in this case we will rank them in in career … Continue reading

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Twins first round draft history since 2000

The 2015 MLB draft will take place June 8-10 and the Minnesota Twins will have the sixth overall selection in this years draft. The draft, now in its 50th year is always fun and full of hype, of course it … Continue reading

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2013 Twins draft summary

  Each year after the June amateur draft is completed I try to put together a draft summary that shows at a quick glance how the Twins drafted. The Twins first pick (fourth over-all) this year is RHP Kohl Stewart from … Continue reading

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A few odds and ends about the draft

The 2013 MLB first-year player draft day has finally arrived and later this evening we will learn who the Twins have selected in a draft that many of the “talking head” experts claim has three sure-fire stars, but the Twins draft fourth. … Continue reading

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The road to Minnesota is long and hard

The 2013 MLB draft is coming up on June 6-8 and baseball fans everywhere are excited about the draft and can’t wait to see what great players their teams will draft. Some fans will agree with the home towns team … Continue reading

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2013 First-Year Player Draft Order Announced

Here is a copy of the MLB Press Release announced earlier today.   Day One on Thursday, June 6th to Feature Top 73 Selections Live From Studio 42 at MLB Network and Simulcast on MLB.com; Astros Select First Overall; Marlins, … Continue reading

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Looking at some recent drafts

The Twins drafted 43 players in the 2012 First Year player draft. With the second overall pick, the Twins selected Appling County High School (Baxley, Georgia) outfielder Byron Buxton who has signed a baseball scholarship with Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Buxton, a … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about the MLB first-year player draft

The first-year player draft was initiated in 1965 and since then a total of 60,428 players have been drafted. During that time, a total of 8,493 players (14.05%), which includes drafted players, non-drafted players and foreign-born players, have appeared in at least … Continue reading

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And the Twins select………

June 7, 2010 – With the 21st pick in the 2010 MLB free agent draft the Minnesota Twins selected Ohio State right handed pitcher Alex Wimmers. Wimmers is 6’2” and weighs in at 195. Wimmers fastball is about 88-91 and he … Continue reading

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2009 First Year Draft Notes

June 14, 2009 – The 2009 draft is over and the Twins drafted 29 pitchers (including 17 collegiate arms) and 22 position players. The Twins used their first 4 picks to draft pitchers. The 22 position players were broken down as … Continue reading

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2008 Twins Draft Notes

June 14, 2008 – The Twins first pick was number 14 and they used that pick to take outfielder/pitcher Aaron Hicks from Woodrow Wilson High School in California. Although the 6”2” and 170 pound Aaron has a great arm and had … Continue reading

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2008 MLB Draft Just Around The Corner

May 30, 2008 – The 2008 First-Year player draft will take place on June 5-6 at the Disney Sports complex in Florida. For the second year in a row, MLB has chosen to televise the event on ESPN2. Unlike the NFL … Continue reading

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Twins 2011 Draft Results

  The Twins drafted 52 players in the 2011 First Year player draft. Picking 30th, the Twins selected Levi Michael a switch-hitting shortstop from North Carolina with their first pick. Here is how the rest of their draft selections breakdown. … Continue reading

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