Minnesota Twins: An early look at the notable performances of 2018 draft selections
Round 4, Pick 124: CF DaShawn Keirsey
Elizabethton, Age 21, 6′ 2″, 195 lbs
MLB Top 200 Draft Rank: 144, Slot Value: $442,600, Signed For: $600,000
After a slow start, the left-handed hitting center fielder has a slash line of .333/.393/.480, with five doubles and three triples in 75 at-bats. He has eight walks against ten strikeouts. Keirsey is hitting .410, with 10 RBI’s in his last ten games. On defense, he has yet to commit an error or earn an assist in 144 innings of play.
Round 6, Pick 184: 3B Charles Mack
GCL Twins, Age 18, 6′ 0″, 190 lbs
MLB Top 200 Draft Rank: 133, Slot Value: $253,700, Signed For: $500,000
Committed to Clemson, Mack signed with the Twins for nearly double the slot value. He has had a slow start, registering a line of .200/.308/.244, two doubles, 11 Ks and six walks. On defense, the Twins project him at third base. In a dozen games at the hot corner, Mack has committed two errors in 40 chances for a .950 fielding percentage.
Round 8: 1B Chris Williams
Elizabethton, Age 21, 6′ 1″, 225 lbs
Slot Value: $162,100 Signed For: $10,000
Williams, who reportedly signed with the Twins for $10,000, is paying off high early dividends. The right-handed slugger is hitting .278/.400/.578, with five doubles, 11 home runs and 36 RBI’s in 125 at-bats. He has drawn 26 walks against 28 K’s. Williams went 2-4, with a pair of home runs in the E-Twins 7-4 loss to the Bristol Pirates on Sunday. On defense, he has committed four errors in 281 total chances for a .986 fielding percentage.