Today was the first MLB Draft Lottery since it was introduced as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement last March, and no one was sure how it would go. Would it be too predictable? Would the odds result in a crazy order? It was tough to guess, it definitely ended up being a stellar day for the Minnesota Twins and their fans:
The Twins, who finished with baseball’s thirteenth-worst record at 78-84, made a colossal jump, vaulting over several teams that were significantly worse than them and positioning themselves nicely for a high-level talent in next year’s draft.
The Minnesota Twins jumped into the Top 5 during the MLB’s first Draft Lottery.
After a brutal 2021 season, the Twins were lucky when Top 5 pick Brooks Lee fell into their laps, and now, a year later, they’ll be able to continue to boost a semi-unimpressive farm system with another Top 5 pick.
Next year’s top class is a strong one, with excellent top college prospect, a college arm with ace potential, and next year’s top high school bat looking like the early favorites to go near the top of the first round. From the early goings, this class seems a little stronger than last year’s, so having such a great pick could be very promising. Here’s the full draft order:
The Minnesota Twins are in an incredible spot with this pick going into 2022, and if the team can add some talent this offseason (One of the two Carloses-Correa or Rodon), it could get even better. Here’s to hoping this is an offseason to remember!