Monday, June 8, 2015

Twins Select Tyler Jay Sixth Overall

With the number six pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the Twins selected Tyler Jay, a left-handed pitcher from Illinois. This was a pick that was hard to peg down as there was no consensus on what would happen with the early picks in the draft. To read more about Jay, check out his Twins Daily pre-draft profile.

Leading up to the sixth pick, the Arizona Diamondbacks had the first overall pick for the first time since 2005 when they selected Justin Upton. Arizona selected college shortstop Dansby Swanson out of Vanderbilt University. There was no clear-cut number one player in this year's draft so the Diamondbacks went with the player they were rumored to be zeroed in on over the last few days.

They were followed by the Houston Astros who were compensated for not signing 2014 No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken. On a day when 2012 first overall pick Carlos Correa was making his MLB debut, Houston took another shortstop Alex Bregman. Colorado kept the early trend alive by taking Brendan Rodgers, the third straight shortstop selected. This was the first time in MLB history where shortstops were taken with the first three picks.

Dillion Tate became the first pitcher off the board when the Texas Rangers took him fourth overall. Houston had two of the top five picks and they took high school outfielder Kyle Tucker. His brother Preston Tucker already plays for the Astros.

The Twins left players like Daz Cameron, Carson Fulmer, and Andrew Benintendi on the board.

Feel free to discuss the Twins selection in the comments below and check back at Twins Daily over the next couple days as the 2015 MLB Draft continues.

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