MLB Draft 2019: A Minnesota Twins guide to the MLB Draft
By Chris Schad
Who could the Twins take in the first round?
As mentioned before, the Twins would like to take the best player available and work them into their system. With the class shaping up with many impact position players as opposed to pitchers, the team will likely look to add to their everyday lineup with plenty of options to choose from.
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo believes that one option could be Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers, who was one of the top prospects in the class before breaking his hamate bone this spring. Despite the injury, Langeliers is one of the top defensive catchers in the class while also having a gaudy stat line at the plate hitting .315 with 10 HRs and 42 RBI in just 43 games for the Bears in 2019.
Another option according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis is high school third baseman Keoni Cavaco. Cavaco has been a fast riser during the draft process and according to Callis, “no prospect has more helium” than the California prep star at the moment.
Looking at the MLB’s Top 100 list, the Twins could also select UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott or look for depth on the mound by selecting West Virginia righty Alek Manoah, San Jacinto (Texas) JC right-hander Jackson Rutledge or even Florida high schooler Matthew Allan.
Either way, the MLB Draft is a crapshoot and time will tell if the Twins can add another impact player to their system to help improve their already bright future.