55. Edgar Corcino, OF, Chattanooga/Rochester
2017 Stats: .292/.347/.383, 6 HR, 4 SB, 39/80 BB/K
Info: The Tigers originally drafted Corcino out of Puerto Rico in 2009, but he was released after 2012 and found his way to independent ball. The Twins found him there and signed him in 2015, and he’s done nothing but provide solid corner outfield defense and offer stead hitting ever since. He’s not really got any one tool that’s above-average, but he brings a whole toolbox of average tools along with a great attitude and competitiveness to the ballpark every night, making him an easy guy to cheer for. Corcino found success at the upper levels in 2017 with Chattanooga before struggling with a 20-game set with Rochester. He’ll get another shot at Rochester if he returns to the Twins organization next season.
54. J.T. Chargois, RHP, Rochester
2017 Stats: 2 2/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 1/2 BB/K
Info: Another in the line of Rice pitchers who struggle mightily with injury once they get to pro ball, Chargois was a 2nd round pick in 2012 before missing all of 2013 and 2014. He’s had one healthy season, 2016, when he jumped up two upper minor league level before finishing the season with the Twins at the big league level and showing very well. He then threw all of 2 2/3 innings this year in the minors. He’ll throw a fastball that tops out at 97 with sink when he’s at his best with a plus slider that would be enough of a reliever combination by itself. Chargois has a very high effort delivery, and coming back now from a stress fracture in his elbow will likely mean he won’t be able to go a full 2018 either.
53. Dietrich Enns, LHP, GCL/Rochester/MLB
2017 Stats: Minors: 57 IP, 2.05 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 14/56 BB/K; Majors: 4 IP, 6.75 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 1/2 BB/K
Info: A sturdy lefty from Central Michigan, Enns isn’t a guy with an incredible fastball or a deadly breaking pitch, but he has a bit of deception in his delivery and works with an above-average three-pitch mix, using a fastball slider and change. His fastball sits 88-92, touching 93-94, but he can really manipulate the fastball, adding a hint of cut or sink or rise to the pitch, and he has seen very solid production for a guy with less than elite stuff. Part of that is Enns’ ability to add movement to the pitch and part is a bit of deception in his delivery. He’s not the youngest, but he should get a shot at the major league rotation at the back of the rotation in 2017.
52. Estamy Urena, 2B/SS, DSL
2017 Stats: .306/.369/.434, 3 HR, 4 SB, 19/26 BB/K
Info: Urena has some excellent defensive chops that were thought to work better at second base, and he did play there primarily in 2017 in the DSL. He has enough arm to work at third possibly, but his range makes second a likely choice with his struggles at short making the move to second the best move. Offensively, he put up very impressive numbers. He showed a lot more power than expected, as he was assumed to be a bat ahead of power guy, but he had 7 doubles, 3 triples, and 3 home runs in just short of 200 plate appearances. His plate discipline was also impressive. Urena will be a young guy to keep an eye on as he comes stateside in 2018.
51. Sam Clay, LHP, Fort Myers/Chattanooga
2017 Stats: 67 1/3 IP, 1.87 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 45/67 BB/K
Info: Clay was taken in the 4th round of the 2014 draft out of Georgia Tech, and until this season, he’d worked as a starter in the Twins system. Moving to the bullpen, however, has brought out a beast in Clay. Not only does he have a fastball that ticked up to 95-96, touching as high as 98, with his slider adding a hair of velocity, but a significant amount of depth of break. That added movement on his pitches did lead to some added walks, but he can also get off when he overthrows, which is what happened at AA, skewing his BB/K ratio as he had a 13/4 BB/K with the Lookouts. Clay having this sort of success in his first season in the bullpen gives good hope to his chances of becoming an effective lefty reliever down the road, and possibly soon if he can conquer Chattanooga in 2018.