Round 9: OF Willie Joe Garry Jr.
GCL Twins, Age 18, 6′ 1″, 170 lbs
Slot value: $225.000 Signed For $146,500
Garry suffered a horrendous start to his professional career. His batting average was sitting at .094 on July 17 but looks to be coming around with 6 hits in his last 26 at-bats. For the year, the former Pearl River Community College commit has a .155/.279/207 slash, three doubles, two RBI’s, 19 K’s, and seven walks. On defense, Garry has been working at all three outfield positions. He has committed two errors in 28 chances for a .929 fielding percentage.
Garry had his best outing on Sunday, going 2-4, with two RBI’s and three runs, bumping his average up 20 points.
Round 10: RHP Regi Grace
GCL Twins, Age 18, 6′ 1″, 215 lbs
Slot Value: $138,400 Signed For $350,000
The Twins went over $200,000 above the value of the pick to lure Grace away from Mississippi State. The young right-hander has yet to allow an earned run in eight and one-third innings. He has a 2-0 record, while allowing six hits, striking out seven and walking two. Grace has a WHIP of .096, and the opposition is hitting a meager .194 when facing him.
Round 11: 2B Michael Helman
Elizabethton, Age 22, 6′ 1″, 190 lbs
Signed For $220,000
Helman is hitting a robust .405/.465/.622, with a triple, two home runs and seven RBI’s in 37 at-bats. Just three K’s to go along with three walks. On defense, he has had problems during very short stints at shortstop and the outfield. He has committed three errors in nine total innings playing out of position. At second base, Helman has strong numbers. The right-hander has committed just one error while tallying 18 putouts, 20 assists, and seven double plays in 15 innings.