Twins 2020 MLB Draft Pick and Undrafted Free Agent Signing Tracker
While the draft may be different, the bonus pool rules are still in place for the draft picks that were made. This year, the Twins have a total bonus pool allotment of just $4,528,600 to use across all four of their picks. If a player goes unsigned, the slot value for that particular pick is removed from the team’s total bonus pool.
For the players that went undrafted, they are allowed to sign for a maximum of a $20,000 signing bonus. How many players are actually willing to sign for this amount remains to be seen, but the ones that choose to do so with the Minnesota Twins will be tracked here, along with a brief background on each of those players, so you can get to know them a little bit better.
Bonus Pool Tracker:
Draft Picks Signed: 4 | Bonus Pool Used: $4,330,000 | Bonus Pool Remaining: $198,600
Round 1: Aaron Sabato | 1B | Slot Value: $2,570,100 | Signed For: Signed for $2,750,000
Round 2: Alerick Soularie | OF | Slot Value: $1,185,500 | Signed For: Signed for $900,000
Round 4: Marco Raya | RHP | Slot Value: $442,900 | Signed For: Signed for $410,000
Round 5: Kala’i Rosario | OF | Slot Value: $330,100 | Signed For: Signed for $270,000
Undrafted Free Agent Signings:
John Stankiewicz | RHP | Fordham
In three seasons pitching for the Fordham Rams, John Stankiewicz posted a career 2.00 ERA, with a 145 to 37 strikeout to walk ratio over 135 innings pitched. After spending 2018 in the bullpen, Stankiewicz transitioned to the starting rotation in 2019, where he took his game to the next level. In 17 starts (plus 4 relief appearances) since the start of the 2019 season, Stankiewicz dominated the competition, on his way to a 1.51 ERA over that span.
In 2019, Stankiewicz was named a 3rd-Team All-American by the ABCA, NCBWA, and Collegiate Baseball, and was also name the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year, after finishing the season with the NCAA's 6th lowest ERA (1.47) and 9th lowest WHIP (.901).
Lucas Sweany | LHP | Pacific
Lucas Sweany is a 6'6" junior LHP from the University of the Pacific. In three career seasons for the Tigers, Sweany has made 13 starts and 25 relief appearances to the tune of a 4.62 ERA. Sweany has also tallied 93 strikeouts and 32 walks in 113 career innings pitched.
Allante Hall | C | Pensacola State
After spending the 2019 season at Howard College where he had a .273/.431/.432 slash line in 22 games, Allante Hall transfer to Pensacola State, where he put up a .214/.340/.262 slash line 13 games before the season was cut short. Hall was ranked by Perfect Game as the 38th best catching prospect coming out of high school in 2018, and was originally committed to Arkansas before ending up at Howard College.
Zarion Sharpe | LHP | University of North Carolina Wilmington
Zarion Sharpe is the third pitcher that the Twins have added thus far in the undrafted free agency process. In four seasons at UNCW, Sharpe threw 157 innings, with 33 of his 38 career appearances coming as a starting pitcher. For his career, Sharpe has a 4.07 ERA (2.18 in 4 starts in 2020), while striking out 147 batters and walking 60. Sharpe was teammates with Twins prospect Ryan Jeffers his first two seasons at UNCW. Jeffers caught Sharpe nine times in those two seasons, so if they were to link up at the same level in the future, there is already some built in familiarity there.
Willy Diaz Vasquez | SS | Prairie Baseball Academy HS, Lethbridge, Alberta
Willy Diaz Vasquez is the lone high school player that the Twins have signed in undrafted free agency. Diaz Vasquez is originally from the Dominican Republic, but played his high school ball in Alberta, Canada.
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