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5/12/13

Twins 2013 Mock Draft Aggregate Predictions

The 2013 MLB Draft is less than a month away (it takes place from June 6th until June 8th.)  The Minnesota Twins have the 4th pick this season, and there is a lot of disagreement (as is with every draft in every season in every sport) about who is the best pick for them and who they will select.  And 'tis the season for mock drafts, so I am presenting the picks experts (and non-experts) think the Twins will make, and see whether there is a consensus. I am listing all of the mock drafts to date since late March.  If a particular writer made multiple mock drafts, only the latest version is shown.   If you know of any additional mock drafts, please let me know.

The picks are presented by mock draft date, mock draft place & name of the writer (with links to their web pages) and the name, school and position of the Twins' likely draftee.  Regardless whether the Twins will pick any of these players, all these players are "names to know" for the 2013 draft:

May:

5/11/13: MLB Draft Site (ebowser18)Ryne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
5/10/13: Sports Illustrated (Dave Perkin) : Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
5/9/13: Baseball America (Jim Callis) : Kohl Steward, RHP, St. Pius X High (TX)
5/9/13: My MLB DraftAustin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
5/9/13: 85% Sports (Eugene Tierney) : Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State University
5/7/13: Scout.com (Kiley McDaniel) : Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
5/7/13: Bleacher Report (Tim Rapp)Austin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
5/7/13: MLB UniqueClint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
5/6/13: MLB Draft Insider (Chris Crawford)Austin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
5/6/13: Bleacher Report (Adam Wells) : Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State University
5/6/13: Bleacher Report (Mike Rosenbaum) : Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, University of San Diego
5/2/13: Crawfish Boxes (Anthony Boyer)Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, University of San Diego
5/2/13: MLB Draft Prospects (Matt Garrioch) : Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State University
5/1/13: Boyd's Bets (Jim Boyd)Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, University of San Diego

 April:

4/28/13: Through The Fence (Dan Kirby)Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
4/18/13: Minor League RundownAustin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
4/18/13: Sports CityRyne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
4/13/13: BH PicksRyne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
4/12/13: The Baseball Draft Report: Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
4/11/13: Big League Futures (Kevin R) : Ryne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
4/2/13 : Big League Futures (Matt Grabusky) : Austin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)

March:

3/23/13: Minor League Ball (John Sickels)Jonathan Denney, C, Yukon HS (OK)


Based on this there are 5 names (alphabetically: Bryant, Frazier, Manaea, Meadows, Stanek) that rotate in most of the mock drafts as the Twins' pick.  John Sickels and Jim Callis made different picks (HS C Denney and HS P Steward, respectively.)  I do like Sickels' pick because Catcher is a position of need in the Twnis' organization at this point.   Also, the conventional consensus wisdom is that RHPs Mark Appel (Stanford) and Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) will be taken with the first 2 picks and will not be available for the Twins.

I will probably update this at the end of the month as the draft nears.



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