Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft: Video of Possible Twins Picks

There are a variety of trends that the Twins tend to follow when it comes to the MLB Draft. The Twins are going to try and add college level pitchers that throw strikes. The organization also keeps a close eye on players that they have drafted in the past but decided to go to college instead of turning pro.

It is hard to predict the way that the MLB Draft will fall, especially when the Twins have such a low pick in the first round. There can be a lot of chaos that occurs before the Twins will even have a chance to make their first pick. The nice thing is the Twins have three picks out of the first 55 so there could be plenty of talent added to the Twins after this first day of the draft.

Here are some video clips of the players that fit the mold of the Twins organization. The problem might be who will be left for the Twins to select with the 30th pick in the draft.

2B Kolten Wong- University of Hawaii
The Twins already took Wong in the 16th round of the draft following his senior year of high school. Wong decided to attend college and that has helped his draft stock to sky-rocket. He is one of the top middle infielders available and the Twins need to add depth to this area in their organization

LHP Sean Gilmartin- Florida State
Guess what, Twins fans? He had success at the college level and he throws strikes. That seems to fit with the Twins mantra with their last two first round picks. The Twins need to continue to add pitching depth to their farm system. Adding a left-handed option is something I hope the club will address in early portion of the draft. 

LHP Tyler Anderson- Oregon
The man has both of the things going for him that could make him a selection of the Twins. He is a pitcher that throws strikes and the Twins already drafted him in 2008. That year the Twins used their 50th round pick on him but he decided to go to Oregon to continue his development. It sounds like he could be off the board by the time the Twins make their pick.

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