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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Thread

Day number one of the 2019 MLB Draft is finally here, and it will feature Rounds 1 and 2 along with Competitive Balance Round A sandwiched between the first two rounds, along with Competitive Balance Round B which comes after the second round. On the night the Twins will have three picks at numbers 13, 39 and 54 overall. This is a great opportunity for the Twins to add even more talent to an already deep farm system.
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The draft itself will be available to watch on MLB Network or can be streamed on MLB.com starting at 6:00 pm CT on Monday night. The draft will continue for the rest of the week with rounds 3 through 10 taking place on Tuesday, and rounds 11 through 40 taking place on Wednesday.

If you want to learn more about the players that the Twins could be selecting with their three picks tonight, I would recommend you check out some of the pre-draft coverage that has been posted on Twins Daily over the past couple of weeks.

Twins Daily Staff Predictions for the Twins First Round Pick
Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 1-10
Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 11-20
Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30
Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 31-40
Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 41-50

While many of you have followed the MLB Draft for years and know what to expect going in, I am sure there are some that are not as familiar with the draft process and how it works. So, here is a brief breakdown of some of the things you need to know before the draft.

The draft itself is made up of 40 rounds with a competitive balance round and a compensation round after both the first and second rounds. With the exception of the Competitive Balance picks, teams are not allowed to trade their draft picks. This means that that Twins, who have the 13th pick in the draft, will have the 13th pick in each subsequent round of the draft.

Another wrinkle to the MLB Draft is that each team is awarded a certain amount of money (referred to as a bonus pool) that they can use to pay out as a signing bonus to their picks in the first ten rounds of the draft. A team’s total bonus pool is based on which picks they have in the first ten rounds, as each pick has a dollar value attached to it.

Teams can spend above or below that value for each pick, but the total value spent must remain below the total allotted amount or they will be assigned a penalty. If a team fails to sign one of their picks in the first ten rounds, they lose the money that is attached to that pick. Also, if a team signs a player after round ten to a bonus of more than $125K, the extra amount comes out of their bonus pool.

Here is a breakdown of each pick that the Twins have in the first ten rounds and the bonus pool money assigned to that pick.

1st Round: 13th Overall - $4,197,300
Comp Balance Round A: 39th Overall - $1,906,800
2nd Round: 54th Overall - $1,338,500
3rd Round: 90th Overall - $657,600
4th Round: 119th Overall - $483,000
5th Round: 149th Overall - $360,800
6th Round: 179th Overall - $274,800
7th Round: 209th Overall - $214,900
8th Round: 239th Overall - $173,000
9th Round: 269th Overall - $154,100
10th Round: 299th Overall - $145,000

Total Bonus Pool: $9,905,800

The Twins total bonus pool allotment is the 12th highest amount of any team in the draft and is up from the $5,933,000 they had in 2018, which ranked 26th. With more ammo to work with this year, it will be interesting to see how the Twins decide to attack the draft, as they can afford to be a little more aggressive than they were a year ago.

Twins Selections

13th Overall - Keoni Cavaco | Eastlake HS (CA) | Pos: SS/3B

Read More About Keoni Cavaco Here

39th Overall - Matt Wallner | Southern Miss | Pos: OF

Read More About Matt Wallner Here
54th Overall - Matt Canterino | Rice | Pos: RHP

Read More About Matt Canterino Here
Twins Daily Top 5 Prospects Available (Live):

9. Matthew Allen | Seminole HS (FL) | Pos: RHP
29. Jack Leiter | Delbarton HS (NJ) | Pos: RHP
30. Maurice Hampton | Memphis University HS (TN) | Pos: OF
31. Tyler Callihan | Providence HS (FL) | Pos: 3B
33. Hunter Barco | Bolles HS (FL) | Pos: LHP

MLB Draft 1st Round Selections:

1st Overall - Orioles | Adley Rutschman | Oregon State | Pos: C
2nd Overall - Royals | Bobby Witt Jr. | Colleyville Heritage HS (TX) | Pos: SS
3rd Overall - White Sox | Andrew Vaughn | Cal | Pos: 1B
4th Overall - Marlins | J.J. Bleday | Vanderbilt | Pos: OF
5th Overall - Tigers | Riley Greene | Hagerty HS (FL) | Pos: OF
6th Overall - Padres | C.J. Abrams | Blessed Trinity Catholic HS (GA) | Pos: SS
7th Overall - Reds | Nick Lodolo | TCU | Pos: LHP
8th Overall - Rangers | Josh Jung | Texas Tech | Pos: 3B
9th Overall - Braves | Shea Langeliers | Baylor | Pos: C
10th Overall - Giants | Hunter Bishop | Arizona State | Pos: OF
11th Overall - Blue Jays | Alek Manoah | West Virginia | Pos: RHP
12th Overall - Mets | Brett Baty | Lake Travis HS (TX) | Pos: 3B
13th Overall - Twins | Keoni Cavaco | Eastlake HS (CA) | Pos: SS/3B
14th Overall - Phillies | Bryson Stott | UNLV | Pos: SS
15th Overall - Angels | Will Wilson | N.C. State | Pos: SS
16th Overall - Diamondbacks | Corbin Carroll | Lakeside HS (WA) | Pos: OF
17th Overall - Nationals | Jackson Rutledge | San Jacinto JC | Pos: RHP
18th Overall - Pirates | Quinn Priester | Cary-Grove HS (IL) | Pos: RHP
19th Overall - Cardinals | Zack Thompson | Kentucky | Pos: LHP
20th Overall - Mariners | George Kirby | Elon | Pos: RHP
21st Overall - Braves | Braden Shewmake | Texas A&M | Pos: SS
22nd Overall - Rays | Greg Jones | UNC Wilmington | Pos: SS
23rd Overall - Rockies | Michael Toglia | UCLA | Pos: 1B
24th Overall - Indians | Daniel Espino | Georgia Premier Academy (GA) | Pos: RHP
25th Overall - Dodgers | Kody Hoese | Tulane | Pos: 3B
26th Overall - Diamondbacks | Blake Walston | New Hanover HS (NC) | Pos: LHP
27th Overall - Cubs | Ryan Jensen | Fresno State | Pos: RHP
28th Overall - Brewers | Ethan Small | Mississippi State | Pos: LHP
29th Overall - Athletics | Logan Davidson | Clemson | Pos: SS
30th Overall - Yankees | Anthony Volpe | Delbarton HS (NJ) | Pos: SS
31st Overall - Dodgers | Michael Busch | North Carolina | Pos: 2B
32nd Overall - Astros | Korey Lee | Califorina | Pos: C

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The draft coverage here has been excellent. Thanks for all of this.

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twinsfanstreif
Jun 03 2019 07:00 AM
I always get excited about draft day! Too bad I won't be able to see the results until tomorrow. I haven't done as much tape watching as years past so I'm not super familiar with the class. I really hope we avoid the pitcher from Kentucky though, pitchers with long injury histories always scare me and they rarely do much in the majors anyways. If I was a betting man I'd say we go for the catcher from Baylor (too lazy to look up the spelling of his name)
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ScooterDance
Jun 03 2019 07:15 AM
happy Kimbrel Day!
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Yes, thanks for everything you all have done in helping us prepare to be either happy or disappointed come Wednesday night.

 

 

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It's nice to be in the position to be able to take the best player available. I like the Baylor catcher, but also there are some pretty good 3rd basemen. I'm going with Keoni Cavaco. Much like Lewis, he's not the consensus pick.
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MMMordabito
Jun 03 2019 07:39 AM

My last seven 1st round desires once the Twins were on the clock (result):

 

2012 Buxton (Buxton)

2013 Braden Shipley (Stewart)

2014 Nola (Gordon)

2015 Carson Fulmer (Jay)

2016 Forrest Whitley (Kirilloff)

2017 Hunter Greene (Lewis)

2018 Jackson Kowar (Larnach)

 

I like Matthew Allan at his point for 2019, and I hope the Twins can figure out the bonus offer. 

 

Good luck, Twins!!

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diehardtwinsfan
Jun 03 2019 07:41 AM

Honestly, one of the things I've enjoyed about this season is not spending so much time following the draft... 

 

The draft thread at this point last years was probably 20 pages... This year, it's 4... 

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I wonder what the highest pick has been to the owner of the best record at the time of the draft. 13 is kind of high
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diehardtwinsfan
Jun 03 2019 08:32 AM

 

I wonder what the highest pick has been to the owner of the best record at the time of the draft. 13 is kind of high

I think we had a similar start the year we drafted Mauer at 1 overall. 

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First time checking in all year, hope you'll have me :). As others have mentioned, the brilliance of the team this year has kept me off the draft radar, but as always I'm excited to follow along here and this evening.

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I wonder what the highest pick has been to the owner of the best record at the time of the draft. 13 is kind of high

I know the 1993 Phillies picked 4th, with the best record in MLB at the time of the draft.

 

I found that by looking at a list of the biggest single season winning percentage improvements:

http://mcubed.net/mlb/bwimp.shtml

 

That led me to suspect the 1993 Giants, but they only had the second best record on draft day and picked 6th.

 

Some others were close: 2001 Twins (2nd best record behind only the 116 Mariners, and picked 1st overall), 2015 Astros (virtual tie for 2nd best record -- with the Twins! -- and picked 2nd overall), 2008 Rays (4th best record, picked 1st overall).

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diehardtwinsfan
Jun 03 2019 09:12 AM

 

First time checking in all year, hope you'll have me :). As others have mentioned, the brilliance of the team this year has kept me off the draft radar, but as always I'm excited to follow along here and this evening.

I've always enjoyed your draft takes for the record... stick around :)

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Aerodeliria
Jun 03 2019 09:29 AM
I can't thank you guys enough for all of these data. I feel much more informed going through the top 50.
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Soft Tosser
Jun 03 2019 09:30 AM

I'd love to see us swing for the fences with a high upside power pitcher like Jackson Rutledge if he's there at our pick.

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I'd love to see us swing for the fences with a high upside power pitcher like Jackson Rutledge if he's there at our pick.


The combination of your user name and post is awesome....
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Joe A. Preusser
Jun 03 2019 10:10 AM
Question. If we were to trade #39 and nothing else, what would it get us? A late inning releiver? A mid-rotation starter? Or am I valuing too highly?
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Question. If we were to trade #39 and nothing else, what would it get us? A late inning releiver? A mid-rotation starter? Or am I valuing too highly?


I can't imagine getting a number three starter for that......
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Joe A. Preusser
Jun 03 2019 10:15 AM

I can't imagine getting a number three starter for that......


I can't either, but it's crazy how teams are valuing prospects and cheap, affordable talent these days.

Having seen a lot of the prep players and having the Wahoos with the Twins I would like to see them take two out of the cluster of Rece Hinds, Gunnar Henderson, and Maurice Hampton. 

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Question. If we were to trade #39 and nothing else, what would it get us? A late inning releiver? A mid-rotation starter? Or am I valuing too highly?

As a rough approximation, Fangraph has rated Jhoan Duran (45FV) similar to draft prospects in the 13 - 43 range. And I think Duran is equal to a pending free-agent late inning reliever or mid-rotation starter. Certainly in the ballpark. So I think you are valuing it about right.

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My less-than-totally-informed preference is Langeliers from Baylor. His defense is already more than good enough for MLB, and it seems like his bat has come on very strong since his hand has had some time to heal.

That said, I’ll root for whoever they pick to be successful.
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As a rough approximation, Fangraph has rated Jhoan Duran (45FV) similar to draft prospects in the 13 - 43 range. And I think Duran is equal to a pending free-agent late inning reliever or mid-rotation starter. Certainly in the ballpark. So I think you are valuing it about right.


If the twins could trade a FV45 for a number three starter, they should do that right now.
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Twinsoholic
Jun 03 2019 11:21 AM

Langeliers had 11 runs batted in on Saturday. I think he hit 3 homers in that game. I hope he is there for pick 13 in the first round.

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I’m not going to pretend I know anything about the mlb draft, but personally after going with 4 position players in the 1st round in the last 3 drafts I’d to see them draft the best pitcher available.
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I would like to see a high ceiling college pitcher taken, granted I'm nowhere near a draft expert.There is a reason I'm commenting here on TD rather than whispering my pick into Falvey's ear!

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