I’m so mad at myself that I didn’t have this blog going during the draft, because it seriously is my favorite day of the baseball calendar. The best way to build your team is through the draft, and it always excites me to see who the Twins settle on.
First round pick Kyle Gibson probably won’t sign until August, but here are some guys who have:
Billy Bullock (70 overall): The future closer has thrown 3 innings for Elizabethton, giving up 1 hit and striking out 4.
Derek McCallum (132 overall): It’s not going terribly well for the former Gopher in Elizabethton: he’s hitting .143/.226/.214 and has struck out 9 times to just 3 walks. Granted it’s just 28 at-bats so let’s not get our panties in a bunch.
Tobias Streich (162 overall): The former West Virginia catcher, more renowned for his glove than bat, has just 11 pro at-bats and is hitting .273/.333/.545 with a homer.
Those are really the only notables to have signed so far. I’d love to see them sign LSU 1B Blake Dean and bring him in, as well as Gopher outfielder/wide receiver Eric Decker. And, of course, pleeeeeeeeeeeease sign Gibson.