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6/11/10

Who is Hot in the Twins' Minors: Version 4

The fourth installment of the Who is hot in the Twins' minors, includes the DSL players, since the league starting play earlier this month. Several DSL players are included in this listing.

Here is the list of who is hot in the minors:

Catchers:
Felix Gallardo (RHB, 19, R-DSL) .375/.615/.375 0 HR, 2 RBI, 13 PA

Infielders:
Matt Macri (RSHB, 28, AAA) .286/.365/.464 3 HR, 14 RBI, 127 PA
Juan Blanco (RHB, 21, R-DSL) .440/.462/.600 0 HR, 3 RBI, 6 SB, 26 PA
Miguel Sano (RHB, 17, R-DSL) .269/.355/.654 2 HR, 5 RBI, 31 PA

Outfielders:

Jason Repko (RHB, 29, AAA) .300/.386/.450 5 HR, 24 RBI, 9 SB, 209 PA
Dustin Martin (LHB, 26, AAA) .302/.368/.459 5 HR, 33 RBI, 191 PA
Brandon Roberts (LHB, 25, AA/A+) .339/.418/.417 1 HR, 17 RBI, 10 SB, 149 PA
Kelvim Ortiz (RHB, 18, R-DSL) .375/.444/.625 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 27 PA


1st basemen/DH:


RH Starters:

Kyle Gibson (22, A+/AA) 2.28 ERA, 1.067 WHIP, 8.0 K/9, 3.35 K/BB
Bobby Lanigan (23, A+) 2.70 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 8.4 K/9, 7.00 K/BB
Bruce Pugh (21, A+) 3.43 ERA, 1.195 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, 3.36 K/BB
Liam Hendricks (21, A) 1.60 ERA, 0.795 WHIP, 8.9 K/9, 8.00 K/BB
Tom Stuifbergen (21, A) 1.49 ERA, 1.128 WHIP, 8.9 K/9, 4.00 K/BB
Micheal Tonkin (20, A) 2.65 ERA, 1.176 WHIP, 5.3 K/9, 4.00 K/BB
Ezequiel Zarzyla (19, R-DSL) 1.64 ERA, 0.909 WHIP, 8.2 K/9, 3.33 K/BB
Sterling Bonilla (18, R-DSL) 0.00 ERA, 0.188 WHIP, 5.1 K/9, INF K/BB
Jose Jimenez (18, R-DSL) 3.60 ERA, 0.800 WHIP, 4.5 K/9, 1.67 K/BB


LH Starters:

Dan Osterbrock (23, A/A+) 2.83 ERA, 1.114 WHIP, 7.2 K/9, 3.73 K/BB

RH Relievers:

Matt Fox (27, AAA) 2.76 ERA, 1.112 WHIP, 7.5 K/9, 2.79 K/BB
Anthony Slama (26, AAA) 1.85 ERA, 0.941 WHIP, 10.6 K/9, 2.35 K/BB
Kyle Waldrop (24, AAA) 1.23 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 5.7 K/9, 3.50 K/BB
Matthew Williams (23, A+/AA) 3.38 ERA, 1.154 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, 3.60 K/BB
Kane Holbrooks (23, A) 1.80 ERA, 1.143 WHIP, 12.3 K/9, 4.80 K/BB
Junior Subero (18, R-DSL) 0.00 ERA, 0.333 WHIP, 3.0 K/9, INF K/BB
Jose Jimenez (18, R-DSL) 0.00 ERA, 0.750 WHIP, 9.0 K/9, 1.33 K/BB

LH Relievers:

Spencer Steedley (25, AA) 2.60 ERA, 1.096 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, 2,57 K/BB
Jose Gonzalez (20, A+) 0.00 ERA, 0.500 WHIP, 7.9 K/9, INF K/BB
Andrei Lobanov (20, A+) 2.25 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 9.0 K/9, 5.33 K/BB

6/10/10

Reactions by the Twins 2010 draftees

The last three days I have been live blogging the Twins' picks of the 2010 MLB draft and have been presenting profiles of each drafted player, along with scouting reports and videos of the draftees. Here, I am attempting to summarize the reactions of the draftees on their local press. These early reactions both by the local press and the draftees will give clues about their sign-ability, especially regarding later round picks who are college Juniors, community college and high school players.

In draft pick order:

  1. Alex Wimmers ,RHP, Ohio State: He was quoted in Springfield News and Sun, saying that he "feels like the Twins picked a great player in him and feels like hes fit the organization extremely well. He is just extremely excited to get the opportunity to pitch for the Twins.". His father, Jim Wimmers was quoted by the Columbus Dispatch, saying that "this is a dream coming true" for his son.


  2. Niko Goodrum, SS, Fayette County HS, Fayetteville, GA. Goodrum was quoted by the Fayette County news, saying: "I've been getting phone calls non-stop. It's a great feeling. I didn't think it was going to be the Twins that drafted me, but I'm happy." Also quoted by MLB.com, saying "pro ball all the way", suggesting that he will likely sign.


  3. Pat Dean, LHP, Boston College. The American Chronicle suggests that Pat "said he expects to sign a contract and report to the Twins.". The Boston Herald quotes Pat, saying: "“Absolutely it’s incredible. It’s an excellent organization and I couldn’t ask for a better organization."


  4. Eddie Rosario, OF,Rafael Lopez Landron HS, Guayama, PR. At this time, there are no news reports with reactions of Eddie Rosario or his family


  5. Nate Roberts OF, High Point University, NC. The Northwest Herald quotes Nate saying: “I thought it was going to be the Cubs or the Twins who drafted me. The Twins were the team I was hoping I would get drafted by.”


  6. Logan Darnell, LHP, Kentucky. A press release from the University of Kentucky. MLB.com quotes Logan, saying that he is excited and the fact that his teammate from Kentuky, Lance Ray, was also drafted by the Twins, will "make the transition easier"


  7. Matt Hauser, RHP, Univesity of California San Diego. The Daily Pilot reports that he "is now a Twins fan because they are allowing him to continue his baseball career." also he was quoted being surprised that he was taken that early, saying: "I thought I was going to go anywhere from the 15th round to the 25th."


  8. Lance Ray, OF.Kentucky. A press release from the University of Kentucky. The Record Courrier quotes Ray saying that he "will likely either sign with the Twins and head for the minor leagues, or play summer ball in the Cape Cod League and return to Kentucky for his senior year. Either way, it's so exciting.”


  9. Kyle Knudson, C , Minnesota. Knudson was quoted by MLB.com, saying: "I've been a Twins fan my whole life, so it's great. It's definitely something I've dreamed of since I was little. I'm just excited to get the opportunity to play for them." . American Chronicle has an interview with Kyle.


  10. J.D. Williams, SS, Brooks-DeBartolo HS, Tampa FL. Son of former MLB player Reggie Williams, drafted the same day as his brother, Reggie Jr. His farher, Reggie, Sr. was quoted by St. Petersburg Times, saying: "That's really exciting, man. Everyone wants to get drafted in the first round, but I've told my boys now they've got to show they were worthy of getting drafted in the 10th round and prove they should have been drafted nine rounds higher. It's a great honor. You can't take it for granted." JD has committed to Maryland where he was going to play second base and bat lead off.


  11. Tyler Kuresa, 1B, Oakmont HS, Roseville, CA. Kuresa has a scholarship at the University of Oregon. The Roseville Press Tribune has an excellent article with several quotes from Kuresa. The summary is that he is excited to be selected by the Twins, the Twins had informed him that they will pick him in the second round and that he expects,2nd round bonus ($500,000), otherwise we will go to College.


  12. Steven Maxwell, RHP,Texas Christian University. At this time there are no news of Maxwell's reaction to the pick. He is a redshirt junior.


  13. Ryan O'Rourke,LHP, Merrimack College, MA. The Eagle-Tribune quotes Ryan saying: "All the hard work has finally given me the dream that all kids try to achieve. I couldn't be happier to be a Twin and hope to work even harder once I get there." The News Telegram quotes him saying: "I’m thrilled, so happy to be with the Twins’ organization.”


  14. DeAndre SmelterRHP,Tattnall Square Academy, Macon, GA. DeAndre has been characterized as a difficult pick to sign, by most media. He has a commitment to Georgia Tech, and the Twins' front office has been suggesting that because he is a 2-sport athlete, they could spread the signing bonus over 5 years, like they did with Joe Mauer. The Macon Telegraph quotes DeAndre saying "honestly, I have no clue about the timetable of the decision


  15. Thomas Girdwood, RHP, Elon, NC. No past draft reaction by the Junior, but pre-draft, the Times News quotes him saying that "a top ten (round) selection, is the goal.


  16. Clint Dempster LHP,Nicholls State, LA. No reaction, but Dempster is a Junior and he did not sign with the Mariners after being drafted in the 31st round of the 2009 draft out of his Junior College.


  17. Devin Grigg, RHP, Cal State East Bay. He is a Senior. No reaction by Devin, but his coach was quoted saying: "This is a great opportunity for Devin. To become a major league player is something Devin always wanted to do. He is very athletic and fits the baseball profile."


  18. David Gutierrez, RHP, Miami. Borther of Carlos Gutierrez, currently with the New Britain Rock Cats. Did not sign when drafted by the Twins in 2009, but currently a Senior. No reaction to the draft by David.

  19. Matt ArguelloLHP, Davidson HS, Mobile, AL. Committed to South Alabama. Alabama Press-Register quotes Matt saying that he's unsure what the future holds and he has no timetable for determining whether he'll turn pro. Twins officials plan to watch him play in summer tournaments to better determine how much of a signing bonus to offer.


  20. Cody MartinRHP, Gonzaga. He is a Junior. No reaction yet, just a press release by Gonzaga.


  21. Nathan Fawbush, RHP, Georgia Perimeter JC,. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is talking about his destination being Elizabethton. Looks like he will sign.


  22. Dillon Moyer, SS, Pendleton School, Bradenton, FL. The Philadelphia Daily News quotes Jaime Moyer's son saying on whether he will sign with the Twins or attend UC Irvine: "We'll see, it depends on a lot of things." An interesting article from the Philadelphia Inquirer, with Jamie Moyer's reactions to his son's drafting.


  23. Dallas Gallant, RHP, Sam Houston State ,TX. The Huntsville Item quotes Gallant (a Junior) saying: “This is really a great opportunity for me. (Signing) depends on the offer they give me. They said that they were going to send me a contract in the mail and once we get it, we will go with it from there. It’s exciting looking forward. If it happens, then it happens. If not, I’ll come back and try again next year..


  24. Mike Quesada, C, Sierra Junior College, CA. No reaction yet to the selection


  25. Andy Leer, SS, Mary University, ND. The Greenwich Times report that he will travel to Ft. Myers next week for workouts with other Twins' draftees. He is a Senior, so he is expected to sign.


  26. Kelly Cross, C, Pearland HS, TX. No reaction yet to the selection.


  27. Brandon Henderson, OF , Fresno Community College. No reaction yet to the selection


  28. Jamaal Hawkins, SS, Jacksonville University. No reaction yet to the selection by the Junior


  29. Brian Burke, 3B , Lewis-Clark State, ID. No reaction yet to the selection


  30. Sergio Perez (Dernal), SS,Palmetto Ridge HS, Orangetree, FL. Naples News quotes Perez saying: "“It was surprising, but at the same time it was amazing. It’s just unbelievable. I’m trying to stay humble.” Also it suggest that the Cuban-born shortstop will try to negotiate a contract with the Twins and if that doesn’t work out, he’ll choose a college. “It’s my dream to play pro ball, so we’ll see what happens in the next few days. “I’m 50-50 right now.”


  31. Mark Payton, OF , St.Rita HS, Chicago, IL. Committed to Arizona State. The Southtown Star says that Payton hasn't decided whether to bypass a college career at Arizona State in favor of a pro one just yet. He'll sit down with a Twins representative at some time next week.


  32. Tommy Toledo, RHP, Florida. A redshirt Sophomore. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins will follow him this summer in the Cape Cod league and then determine whether they will sign him.


  33. Justin Parker, LHP, Consumnes River Junior College, CA. No reaction to the selection yet.


  34. Kyle Necke, RHP, UC Irvine. No reactions yet, but he is a Senior and very likely to sign

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  36. Nick Alloway RHP ,Gloucester Community College, NJ. The South Jersey Courier Post quotes Nick saying: "Once I didn't get drafted (Tuesday), I tried to go to sleep because I was looking at another long day ahead. Luckily it wasn't that long. I don't mind where I got picked. I heard a couple of things that I'd be taken in earlier rounds, but I'm satisfied. It was more like a feeling of disbelief when I heard the pick. An opportunity is there. I just have to work harder. This is where it all starts and I know nothing comes easy. I'm looking forward to working hard and showing the organization what I have. This is definitely something I want."


  37. Kelvin Mention, OF, Brooks-DeBartolo HS, Tampa FL. No reaction yet from the teammate of JD Williams who was drafted in the 10th round.


  38. Grant Muncrief, RHP , Wichita State. The Farmington Daily Times indicates that he will be on summer watch with the organization before the two sides negotiate a contract.

  39. Jared Ray, RHP, Houston. No reactions yet by the Junior, but he sat out all 2010 season following shoulder surgery.


  40. Bart Carter, LHP, Western Kentucky. No reactions yet, but he is a Senior and very likely to sign


  41. Vance Woodruff, RHP, Grayson Community College, TX. No reactions yet.

  42. Sam Spangler, LHP, Hawaii. No reactions yet, but he is a Senior and very likely to sign


  43. Brett Carroll, LHP, William Patterson University, NJ. North Jersey.com indicates that Brett, a Junior, is expected to sign and quotes him saying: "I had a tryout with the Twins at River Dell a couple of weeks ago. I was hoping, but not expecting. They made no promises, but they said I’d be on their radar."


  44. Derek Christensen, RHP , Salt Lake Community College, UT. Committed to Utah. No reactions yet.

  45. David Deminsky, LHP, St. Cloud University. The St Cloud Times quote Dave saying: "I had mixed feelings when I found out. I didn’t think I was going to be picked up. Right now I’m just honored to have this opportunity. I couldn’t ask for anything better. I’ve always wanted to play for the Twins. It’s always been a dream of mine. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to make it up here. It will take a lot of hard work.”


  46. James Buckelew, LHP, Collins Hills HS, Suwanee, GA. No reactions yet.

  47. A.J. Achter, RHP, Michigan State. He is a Junior. No reactions yet.

  48. Collin Reynolds, RHP, McLennan Community College, TX. Committed to University of Texas-Arlington and very likely will attend. No reactions yet.


  49. Troy Scott, 1B, Washington. Junior. No reactions yet, but a very bad Junior season

  50. LeAndre (Clarence) Davis, SS, Georgia Perimeter Junior College. No reactions yet, but lost his starting SS job. Also drafted by the Twins in the 13th round in 2009.

  51. James Harris, 3B, Etowah HS, Woodstock, GA. No reaction yet.

6/9/10

Profile of Twins 50th round MLB draft pick: 3B James Harris

With their 50th (and final) pick the Twins selected 6-2, 210 lbs, 3B James Harris, Etowah HS, GA

Starting QB. Might or might not play football, but will be hard to sign. Committed to Georgia Perimeter College

His profile

Profile of Twins 49th round MLB draft pick: LeAndre (Clarence) Davis SS

With their 49th pick the Twins selected 5'11" 160 lbs, LeAndre (Clarence) Davis SS from Georgia Perimeter College, also selected by the Twins in Round 13 of last year's draft out of high school.

A report from MLB Bonus Baby:
The other hitting name I wanted to see was LeAndre Davis, a freshman shortstop for Perimeter who went unsigned as the Twins’ 13th round pick in 2009. Unfortunately, Davis has been in a season-long slump, losing ground both in terms of draft stock and in terms of playing time. He’s not the regular shortstop for Perimeter anymore, and he didn’t play during the game I attended. I think he’s played himself off of any sort of early draft contention for 2010, instead putting himself in a position to reestablish his value next year as a junior college sophomore, when he’ll be more signable.

Looks like the Twins are giving him a second chance and he should probably take it.

His Wikipedia page

Profile of Twins 48th round MLB draft pick: Troy Scott 1B

With their 48th pick the Twins selected 6-5, 205 lbs, Troy Scott 1B U of Washington.

scouting reports say Scott is a big kid (6'5" 205lb) with good power potential, quick hands, and a live swing, and He has a loose, quick swing with a frame that could add weight for power projection

His bio

Profile of Twins 47th round MLB draft pick: Collin Reynolds RHP

With their 47th pick the Twins selected 6-4, 230 lbs, Collin Reynolds RHP from McLennan Community College in TX

His stats, his bio and an article.

Profile of Twins 46th round MLB draft pick: AJ (Adam) Achter RHP

With their 46th pick the Twins selected 6-5, 215, AJ (Adam) Achter RHP, Michigan State.

MSU ace

His profile

Profile of Twins 45th round MLB draft pick: James Buckelew, LHP

With their 45th pick the Twins selected 6-2, 155 lbs, James Buckelew, LHP. Collins Hills High School, GA

committed to Belmont

An article

Profile of Twins 44th round MLB draft pick: LHP David Deminsky

With their 44th pick the Twins selected LHP 6-3, 205lbs David Deminsky St. Cloud State. Senior

His Profile, a story and an interview (excerpt:"throws in the mid 80s and can top out around 90. He has a fastball, curveball, slider and change-up. His fastball is usually a two-seamer and he likes to throw it any time".

Profile of Twins 43rd round MLB draft pick: Derek Christiansen RHP

With their 43rd pick the Twins selected 6-1, 190 lbs, Derek Christiansen RHP from Salt Lake CC, UT.

93 mph Fastball; committed to Utah

Profile of Twins 42nd round MLB draft pick: Brett Carroll LHP

With their 42nd pick the Twins selected 6-1, 210 lbs, Brett Carroll LHP, William Paterson U, NJ.

His Bio

Profile of Twins 41st round MLB draft pick: Sam Spangler LHP

With their 41st pick the Twins selected 6-2, 195 lbs, Sam Spangler LHP, U Hawaii. Senior.

His MLB.com scouting video, his profile

Profile of Twins 40th round MLB draft pick: Vance Woodruff RHP

With their 40th pick the Twins selected 6-2, 190 lbs Vance Woodruff RHP from Grayson County College, TX.

His profile, his 2010 stats

Very unorthodox delivery

In 2008, perfect game USA had to say about Vance:
"Woodruff pitches from the stretch at all times and has a full tornedo type delivery with a full back turn and lots of energy. His arm action is very long but very fast and it's not the type of delivery and release point that are going to be easy to repeat. On the other hand, hitters are seeing lots of moving parts and very little of the ball before it's coming at them. Woodruff's fastball topped out at 93 mph and jumped on hitters. He got good running action into right handed hitters and cut some of his fastballs to left handed hitters. Woodruff had a severe wrap in back to his curveball that he didn't have on his other pitches and that will be an issue in the future. He did get good spin and a big sweeping break to his curveball. Woodruff also threw a very nice change up that he maintained his arm speed well on."


Profile of Twins 39th round MLB draft pick: LHP Bart Carter

With their 39th pick the Twins selected 6-1, 208 lbs LHP Bart Carter, W. Kentucky U. Senior.

His bio,

Profile of Twins 38th round MLB draft pick: RHP Jared Ray

With their 38th pick the Twins selected 6-3 RHP Jared Ray, U Houston.

Very interesting pick. Another injured player with lots of upside. From MLB bonus babies:

"Ray was considered a possible top three rounds arm entering the season, as he was expected to anchor a solid Houston pitching rotation. However, a shoulder injury suffered last summer on the Cape ended up needing arthroscopic surgery late in 2009, and he's still recovering. Despite the free fall that has come with the shoulder injury, Ray still offers some intriguing upside if a team wants to take a flier on him, hoping to sign him for a discount and get him ready for 2011. When healthy, Ray offers a pair of potential plus pitches in a 91-94 mph fastball and an inconsistent slider, and he has a solid 6'3'' frame that bodes well for durability in the future. His changeup was less advanced than a typical college starter's before he went down, so that might be a factor in a move to the bullpen, but most teams consider him a starting prospect when healthy. He has #3 starter upside, and he might be an interesting summer follow if he gets healthy"

His Bio

Ray was Houston's ace before his injury

Profile of Twins 37th round MLB draft pick: RHP Grant Muncrief

With their 37th pick the Twins selected 6-4, 217lbs RHP Grant Muncrief, Wichita State.

Currently a reliever. Had Tommy John surgery in April 2009, will probably return to college for his Junior year (he is a draft-eligible sophomore). Also a 3B

His Bio,

Profile of Twins 36th round MLB draft pick: Kelvin Mention RF

With their 36th pick the Twins selected 6-1, 202 lb Kelvin Mention Jr RF from Brooks deBartolo Collegiate HS.

LHB, also a P

Here is his MLB.com video, his profile

Profile of Twins 35th round MLB draft pick: Nick Alloway RHP

With their 35th pick the Twins selected 6-4, 225 lbs RHP Nick Alloway from Gloucester Cty College, NJ.

His profile.

Very good curveball

Profile of Twins 34th round MLB draft pick: Kyle Necke RHP

With their 34th pick the Twins selected 6-2, 240 lbs, Kyle Necke RHP from UC Irvine.

Closer, build a lot like Jose Mijares, senior. Will sign.

His MLB.com video

Profile of Twins 33rd round MLB draft pick: LHP Justin Parker

With their 33rd pick the Twins selected 6-4, 235 lbs LHP Justin Parker from Cosumnes River College (CA).

Also a 1B

His bio

Profile of Twins 32nd round MLB draft pick: RHP Thommy Toledo

With their 32nd pick the Twins selected 6-3, 220 lbs RHP Thommy Toledo from U of Florida.

Great pick. 3rd round pick of the Padres in 2007 out of high school but did not sign. Missed all 2009 with a torn Labrum. Healthy in 2010. Lots of value for the Twins in the low rounds

His MLB.com scouting video an article

No comments:

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Profile of Twins 31st round MLB draft pick: CF Mark Payton

With their 31st pick the Twins selected 5-7, 165lbs CF Mark Payton from Santa Rita HS, IL

He hit .438 with 11HR and committed to Arizona State

His MLB.com scouting video and an article.

6/8/10

Profile of Twins 30th round MLB draft pick: Sergio Perez (Dernal) SS

With their 30th pick the Twins selected 5-9, 180lb Sergio Perez (Dernal) SS from Palmetto Ridge HS, FL.

A profile


(he is in green)

Profile of Twins 29th round MLB draft pick: Brian Burke 3B

With their 29th pick the Twins selected 6'2" 225 lbs, Brian Burke 3B from Lewis and Clark State College. Hit .378 with 16 HR and 64 RBI in 2010. Also played catcher. Powerful bat but very suspect defense at 3B.

His bio

Profile of Twins 28th round MLB draft pick: SS Jamaal Hawkins

With their 28th pick the Twins selected 5-9, 180lbs SS Jamaal Hawkins from Jacksonville University.

His bio, and his profile

Profile of Twins 27th round MLB draft pick: CF Brandon Henderson

With their 27th pick the Twins selected 6-2, 170 lbs, CF Brandon Henderson from Fresno City College.

His 2010 stats: .342, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 15 BB, 27 K, 12 SB in 120 AB

Profile of Twins 26th round MLB draft pick: C Kelly Cross

With their 26th pick the Twins selected 6-3, 205 lbs, SH C Kelly Cross from Pearland HS, TX. Also a RHP and a 1B.

A profile, his 2010 stats,

Profile of Twins 25th round MLB draft pick: SS Andy Leer

With their 25th pick the Twins selected 6'2" 200 lbs, SS Andy Leer from University of Mary

an article, another article with a video, a story

Profile of Twins 24th round MLB draft pick: C Michael Quesada

With their 24th pick the Twins selected 6-0, 180 lbs, C Michael Quesada from Sierra Junior College in CA

an older bio

Profile of Twins 23rd round MLB draft pick: Dallas (Justin) Gallant RHP

With their 23rd pick the Twins selected 6-3, RHP Dallas (Justin) Gallant from Sam Houston University

91-93 mph Fastball, plus curve and slider; strike out pitcher but needs work with control and mechanics

His bio, a profile, and a scouting profile




Profile of Twins 22nd round MLB draft pick: SS Dillon Moyer

With their 22nd pick the Twins selected 6'1", 175 lbs, Dillon Moyer SS from Pendleton HS, FL. Son of MLB Pitcher Jamie Moyer

An article(pdf), and a video


(second from the left)

Profile of Twins 21st round MLB draft pick: Nathan Fawbush RHP

With their 21st pick the Twins selected 6-7, 193 lbs, Nathan Fawbush, RHP from Georgia Perimeter College.

Very tall and skinny with projectable frame. Great curveball, average slider and a high 80s fastball that needs work.

Profile and video from his high school years.

Profile of Twins 20th round MLB draft pick: RHP Cody Martin

With their 20th pick the Twins selected 6-3, 210, RHP Cody Martin from Gonzaga.

88-90 mph Fastball, good slurve.

His Bio

Not to be confused with the pitcher with the same name who was involved in hitting an umpire with a FB when his catcher ducked.

Profile of Twins 19th round MLB draft pick: LHP Matthew Arguello

With their 19th pick the Twins selected 6-4, 220 lbs, LHP Matthew Arguello, Davidson HS, AL. Committed to University of South Alabama. Projectable, hard-throwing lefty with good secondary stuff. Also played 1B and the OF.

His MLB.com video

Profile of Twins 18th round MLB draft pick: RHP David Gutierrez

With their 18th pick the Twins selected 6-0, 165 lbs, RHP David Gutierrez U Miami, FL. Brother of Twins prospect Carlos Guttierez Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 37th round of the 2009 MLB Draft but did not sign. Similar style with his brother (good sinkerball) but with less velocity


MLB Scouting video, his bio,

Profile of Twins 17th round MLB draft pick: RHP Devin Grigg

With their 17th pick the Twins selected RHP 6-3, 100 lbsDevin Grigg from Cal State East Bay

Closer. Also a CF.



Great video:

Profile of Twins 16th round MLB draft pick: LHP Clinton Dempster

With their 16th round pick the Twins selected 6-2, 185 lbs, LHP Clint Dempster from Nichols University

His bio and an article

in 2010: 3.50 ERA, 3-3, 54 strikeouts, 20 walks

Profile of Twins 15th round MLB draft pick: RHP Thomas Girdwood

With their 15th pick the Twins selected 6-3 RHP, 212 Thomas Girdwood from Elon University.

Closer. 94mph fastball and a good slider.

His MLB.com scouting video, an article and his profile

Profile of Twins 14th round MLB draft pick: RHP DeAnder Smelter

With their 14th Round pick the Twins selected #Twins select 6-2" 225lbs RHP DeAndre Smelter. HS GA

95mph fastball, changeup and slider, potential injury issues.

His MLB.com scouting video, his profile



Profiles of 11th-13th round Twins selections

The Twins selected the following players:

11th Tyler Kuresa 1B, Oakmont HS, CA ; his MLB.com scouting video, another scouting video



12th Steven Maxwell, RHP, 6-1, 190, TCU. His Bio





13th Ryan O'Rourke, LHP 6-3, 217, Merrimack. His Bio

Profile of Twins 10th round MLB draft pick: 2B JaDamion Williams

With their 10th pick the Twins selected 5-11, 183 lbs JaDamion Williams 2b, from Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate HS, FL

here is his MLB.com scouting video, and his profile





Will be taking an 1 hr brake after the 10th pick and return in live blogging afterwards around the 12 pick

Profile of Twins 9th round MLB draft pick: C Kyle Knudson

With their 9th pick the Twins selected C Kyle Knudson from the hometown University of Minnesota.

Defense-first catcher, much like Drew Butera.

His Bio, an interview and a video

Profile of Twins 8th round MLB draft pick: 1B Lance Ray

With their 8th pick the Twins selected 6-1, 194 lbs, 1B Lance Ray from University of Kentucky, teammate of their 6th round pick, Logan Darnell

His Bio,



in 2010 he is hitting .356 with 29 R, 10 HR, 42 RBI, 20 BB and 21 K in 118 AB

Profile of Twins 7th round MLB draft pick: RHP Matthew Hauser

With their 7th pick the Twins selected 6-2, 190 RHP Matt Hauser from University of San Diego.

88-92 fastball with plus movement, good slider, slit finger fastball that he uses as a changeup (like Pavano)

His Bio,

Profile of Twins 6th round MLB draft pick: LHP Logan Darnell

With their 6th pick the Twins selected 6-2, 210 lbs, LHP Logan Darnell from University of Kentucky.



Low 90s fastball with a 94mph peak and a very good curveball.

Here is his MLB.com scouting video, a scouting report, his bio, an article.

In 2010 he is 5-3 with 5.62 ERA in 11 starts. 137.1 IP, 28 BB, 55 K

Profile of Twins 5th round MLB draft pick: RF Nate Roberts

With their 5th round pick the Twins select 6-0, 205 lbs, RF Nate (Nathaniel) Roberts from High Point University.

Here is his MLB.com scouting video and here is his College profile, a short article



in 2010 Nate is hitting .416/.573/.746 with 19 HRs and 69 RBI in 209 AB. He walked 53 times and struck out 35.

Profile of Twins 4th round MLB draft pick: CF Eddie Rosario

With their 4th round pick the Twins select 6-0, 170 lbs CF Eddie Rosario, from Lopez High School, Puerto Rico.

Not much information about Rosario, but the Baseball Draft Report listed him as the 30th best HS prospect and compared him to Bobby Abreu:

"Eddie Rosario could be the most advanced hitter coming off Puerto Rico in years, and has been compared to veteran big league outfielder Bob Abreu, both for his swing an hitting approach"

Here is his MLB.com scouting video

Profile of Twins 3rd round MLB draft pick: Pat Dean

With their 3rd round pick, the Twins select 6-1, 175 LHP Pat Dean from Boston College.

Fastball between 88-90 with a 93 mph peak, above average command. Above average change up, average curveball and slider. Very Good control.

His Bio, and a scouting report. His MLB.com scouting video is here.




Profile of Second Round 2010 MLB draft pick by the Twins: Niko (Cartier) Goodrum

With their second round pick, the Twins select: 6-3, 175, SS Cartier (Niko) Goodrum from Fayetteville High School in Arkansas. His profile, several videos from his high school home page and his MLB.com scouting video









6/7/10

Who is Alex Wimmers? Twins 1st round pick

The Twins select RHP Alex Wimmers from OSU with their first round pick of the 2010 MLB amateur draft.



Alex is a 6'2" 195 lbs RHP, who is a Junior in the Ohio State University, born on 11/01/1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Low 90s fastball, good curve and a very good change up.

Here is his OSU profile, here is a scouting report, here is an additional scouting report, a scouting report and video, his MLB.com scouting video, and a video interview. Four mock drafts, including Baseball America and ESPN's Keith Law, predicted that the Twins will draft him. BA in their draft blog compares him to Brad Radke and Kevin Slowey. Another scouting report, an earlier Baseball America article about Wimmers, and an additional report with some caution about injuries.









More information tomorrow and expect live blogging with every Twins draft pick and equal amount of information given for each pick. After the draft is done, I will post a summary with opinions about signability of each pick and review how they fit the Twins' needs.

Wimmers is very signable.