Minnesota Twins: 2017 MLB Draft Recap First Ten Rounds
The Twins had the first overall pick, but that isn’t the only player they see making an impact in the future.
When the Minnesota Twins led off the 2017 MLB draft they surprised some with their first selection. They saved some of their draft capital so they can sway a high school athlete picked later in the draft towards signing with them rather than going to college.
Last year the Twins took Alex Kirilloff in the first round, a high school outfielder out of Pennsylvania. He is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery after a strong showing with the Elizabethton Twins. Their second pick last year is currently playing catcher with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Ben Rortvedt.
In 2015 they selected LHP Tyler Jay sixth overall and he has yet to pitch above Double-A as he has struggled with injuries. Their 2014 first pick, Nick Gordon, is the Twins top-prospect and is cruising at the lead-off spot for Chattanooga.