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6/11/09

MLB Draft Live Coverage - Day II: rounds 31-50

Note: This page will get updated as picks are made. Also will get updated with links to player profiles and information, so make sure you refresh it to get the new information

The draft starts at 11:30 AM EDT and the Twins will probably pick a bit before noon EDT. Actually it is going much faster. Made their pick at 11:37

Here are the Twins' picks in rounds 31-50 (pick number in parenthesis) :

Round:

31 (942): Cody Martin, 3B/SS/RHP, LHB, 6'2". 205 lbs, Stevens County HS, GA. One of his claims to fame is that as a pitcher he hit an umpire (video link). Here a brief SI writeup of the incident when he was awarded their turkey of the year award and here is a newspaper article.

32 (972): Aaron Senne, RF, LHB, 6'2", 205 lbs, Junior, Missouri (from Rochester, MN). Here is a batting video and here is an article about this former Minnesota State Player of the Year

33 (1002): (Frank) Nick Freitas CF, RHB, 6'1", 215 lbs, senior, Southern Utah. Power hitter Broke his team's home run record. Here is an interview from scout.com

34 (1032): Ricky Claudio, RHP, 6'2", 195. American Senior HS, FL. Here is a brief scouting report (last paragraph). Ricky has a blog and apparently his favorite team is the Boston Red Sox. I hope this changes now.

35 (1062): David Hurlbut, LHP, 6'4", 190 lbs, Diablo Valley College

36 (1092): Jason Zylstra RHP, 6'4" Jacksonville State (same school as Ben Tootle the Twins' third round pick)

37 (1122): David Gutierrez, RHP, 6'0", 160 lbs, Miami. Carlos Gutierrez' brother

38 (1162): Peter Kennelly, RHP, 6'2", 190 lbs, Senior, Fordham

39 (1192): Ryan Sadler, RHP, 6'5" 210 lbs, Naples HS, FL. Here is an article

40 (1222): Ryan Abrahamson, OF, RHB, 6'3", 200 lbs, Tartan HS, MN Here and here are two articles

41 (1252): Pat Butler, RHP, 6'5", 200 lbs Chatham HS, NJ. here is an article

42 (1282): Marc Bourgeois, OF, LHB, 5'11", 205 lbs, Chipola Junior college

43 (1312): Jon Hedges, 1B, RHB, 6'5" 230 lbs, Olney Central College Here is an article

44 (1342): Tyler Herr, RHP, 6'8", 215 lbs, Katy TX HS

45 (1372): Eddie Ahorrio, RHP, Puerto Rico, HS Here is a scouting video

46 (1402): Jake Kretzer, OF, RHB, 5'11", 205 lbs, Benton, HS, MO

47 (1432): Richard Calcano, RHP, Puerto Rico, HS Here is a scouting video

48 (1462): Cody Dordan, RHP, 6'2", 180lbs, Newport HS, OR

49 (1492): Paul-Michael Klingsberg, 1B, LHB, 6'4", 215 lbs, Cal State Domingos Hills

50 (1522): Alberto Cardenas, RHP, 5'10", 190 lbs, Palm Ridge HS, FL

8 comments:

FunkytownMN said...

Thanks for the posting thrylos98! Unable to get to data today like Wedneday.

funkytown
(Lewiston, MN)

GO TWINS!

SethSpeaks said...

Are the Twins drafting Cody Martin to get on the good side of his brother, Ethan Martin, to maybe take him next year?

After say the top 15-18 rounds, I really like that the Twins do draft several "local" players. I just think that is a good thing. Odds of any player from those rounds making it aren't great, so why not get the best local types and hope.

FunkytownMN said...

Nice to see the Metro player/year get drafted, albeit later. And Senne was actually drafted HIGHER by the Twins the first time around, in the 13th round in 2006.

SethSpeaks said...

Bourgeois - another Canadian... isn't that where they drafted Tosoni from?

FunkytownMN said...

Nice catch Seth. Tosoni WAS drafted from Chipola in the 36th round, 2005.

I've been quite surprised by his HR total this year. I like his ability. I hope they do mine a couple diamonds in the rough out of this bunch.

Very stoked on the pitching and McCallum selections early.

thrylos98 said...

Hey guys,

that was fun :)

The Twins drafted Carlos Gutierrez' baby brother today as well... It would be great if Ethan Martin signs with the Twins. I suspect that most of the HS kids drafted today will go to college. I think that only one player that was drafted that late last season signed.

I am intrigued by the Tyler Herr kid. He is a monster (6'8"). As a matter of fact the Twins drafted a lot of tall hard throwing pitchers in this draft; a change in their philosophy?

FunkytownMN said...

Deron Johnson in the draft preview said they needed harder throwing pitchers and better hitting in the middle infield.

Wasn't sure they could get all that done in one draft, but looks like they tried.

Thanks for posting all of these thru the draft!

I hope they make a run at a number of these later ones, too.

thrylos98 said...

No problem, it was fun. Yeah, I do hope that the sign some of these kids in the late rounds. We already know that Decker will not sign. That pick was as bad as the one by the Yankees taking Pat White from WVU who got drafted by the Dolphins and will be their wild cat QB