Minnesota Twins: 2017 MLB Draft Recap First Ten Rounds
Round 2; Pick 37
Landon Leach, RHP – Leach (6’4″ 205lbs; 07/12/99) was the first Canadian selected in this year’s draft. He has three pitches in his repertoire that features a fastball, curve and changeup. Leach played on the Canadian team with the Twins’ fifth round pick last year, Jordan Balazovic. He is committed to Texas.
Round 3; Pick 76
Blayne Enlow, RHP – Enlow (6’3″ 180lbs; 03/21/99) was rated as the 29th best prospect by MLB.com and fell to the Twins due to questions about sign-ability. He is one of the top high school pitchers in the draft and the Twins will look to utilize their excess cap to sign Blayne. Enlow is said to have one of the best breaking balls of high schoolers with his 12-6 curve. He is committed to LSU.
Round 4; Pick 106
Charlie Barnes, LHP – Barnes (6’1″ 170lbs; 10/01/95) is out of Clemson and has a fastball that tops out at 91 MPH. However, he uses all his pitches and good command to get batters out. Charlie has pitches that range from 70 MPH up to 91 MPH and features two solid breaking balls, a cutter/slider and curveball.
Round 5; Pick 136
Andrew Bechtold, 3B – Bechtold (6’1″ 185lbs; 04/18/96) is out of Chipola College in Marianna, FL. He is committed to LSU for next season. He is projected to remain at third base and his bat can hit for both power and average. Bechtold was key to leading Chipola College to the Junior College World Series. Reports say that he should sign with the Twins who will overpay to sign him.