Sunday, June 5, 2011

MLB Draft: Origins of Current Twins

The 2011 MLB Draft is a day away so it is time to start the NoDak Twins coverage of this annual event. Over the next few days I will have multiple posts relating to the draft. So make sure to check back in the coming days for all of your 2011 MLB Draft News as it relates to the Minnesota Twins.

One of the most interesting exercises to look at when it comes to any team is where their current players were drafted. Is most of the team first round picks? Are the players home-grown in the Twins organization? Who was the lowest drafted player on the team?

Here's a break-down of each player that has appeared in a game for the Twins this season and a look at where their name was called when they were drafted:

2011 Minnesota Twins (Round Drafted In, Team Drafted By, Year Drafted In)
Scott Baker: 2nd Round - Minnesota Twins - 2003
Nick Blackburn: 29th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2001
Alex Burnett: 12th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2005
Drew Butera: 5th Round - New York Mets - 2005
Matt Capps: 7th Round - Pittsburgh Pirates - 2002
Alexi Casilla: Not drafted (Amateur Free Agent)
Michael Cuddyer: 1st Round (9th) - Minnesota Twins - 1997
Brian Dinkelman: 8th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2006
Brian Duensing: 3rd Round - Minnesota Twins - 2005
Phil Dumatrait: 1st Round (22nd) - Boston Red Sox - 2000
Eric Hacker: 23rd Round - New York Yankees - 2002
Jim Hoey: 13th Round - Baltimore Orioles - 2003
Steve Holm: 17th Round - San Francisco Giants - 2001
Dusty Hughes: 11th Round - Kansas City Royals - 2003
Luke Hughes: Not drafted (Amateur Free Agent)
Chuck James: 20th Round - Atlanta Braves - 2002
Jason Kubel: 12th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2000
Francisco Liriano: Not drafted (Amateur Free Agent)
Jeff Manship: 14th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2006
Joe Mauer: 1st Round (1st) - Minnesota Twins - 2001
Jose Mijares: Not drafted (Amateur Free Agent)
Justin Morneau: 3rd Round - Minnesota Twins - 1999
Joe Nathan: 6th Round - San Francisco Giants - 1995
Tsuyoshi Nishioka: Not drafted
Carl Pavano: 13th Round - Boston Red Sox - 1994
Glen Perkins: 1st Round (22nd) - Minnesota Twins - 2004
Trevor Plouffe: 1st Round (20th) - Minnesota Twins - 2004
Jason Repko: 1st Round (37th) - Los Angeles Dodgers - 1999
Ben Revere: 1st Round (28th) - Minnesota Twins - 2007
Rene Rivera: 2nd Round - Seattle Mariners - 2001
Anthony Slama: 39th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2006
Kevin Slowey: 2nd Round - Minnesota Twins - 2005
Denard Span: 1st Round (20th) - Minnesota Twins - 2002
Anthony Swarzak: 2nd Round - Minnesota Twins - 2004
Jim Thome: 13th Round - Cleveland Indians - 1989
Matt Tolbert: 16th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2004
Rene Tosoni: 36th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2005
Danny Valencia: 19th Round - Minnesota Twins - 2006
Delmon Young: 1st Round (1st) - Tampa Bay Devil Rays - 2003

So he's a break-down of the list of players above:
Highest Pick: Joe Mauer and Delmon Young
Lowest Pick: Anthony Slama
Most Players from One Draft: 2005 (Burnett, Butera, Duensing, Slowey, Tosoni)
Home-Grown Players: 20 out of 39
Drafting Team (Other than the Twins): San Francisco and Boston Red Sox (2 each)
Number of 1st Round Picks: 9
Oldest Draftee: Jim Thome (1989)
Newest Draftee: Ben Revere (2007)

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