Minnesota Twins: An early look at the notable performances of 2018 draft selections

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Omaha, NE - JUNE 27: Outfielder Trevor Larnach #11 of the Oregon State Beavers reacts after hitting a two run home run to give the Beavers a 5-3 lead in the ninth inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during game two of the College World Series Championship Series on June 27, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE - JUNE 27: Outfielder Trevor Larnach #11 of the Oregon State Beavers reacts after hitting a two run home run to give the Beavers a 5-3 lead in the ninth inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during game two of the College World Series Championship Series on June 27, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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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.

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