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Minnesota Twins 2019 MLB Draft Signing Tracker

Now that the 2019 MLB Draft is behind us, it is time to sit back and wait for news on when each of the 41 picks will either sign or decided to forgo their opportunity to play with the Twins. As the signings start coming in, this page will consistently be updated, so be sure to check back to keep up to date with all of the signings.
This year the Twins have a bonus pool allotment of $9,905,800 to spread amongst their 11 picks in the top 10 rounds. Any pick after round 10 can sign for a value up to $125,000 without it counting against their bonus pool. There is a reasonable chance that the Twins were able to save some money with their picks in the top 10 rounds, which will allow them the ability to extend some of that money to their picks picks in later rounds.

Typically, teams will sign roughly 25 to 30 of their draft picks, though the Twins were able to sign 32 of their 39 draft picks in 2018. Let’s find out how many picks the Twins will sign this year?

Bonus Pool Tracker:

Top 10 Round Picks Signed: 11 | Bonus Pool Used: $9,905,800 | Bonus Pool Remaining: $0

Pick Signings:

Round 1: Keoni Cavaco | SS/3B | Slot Value: $4,197,300 | Signed For: $4,050,000.



Comp Balance Round A: Matt Wallner | OF | Slot Value: $1,906,800 | Signed For: $1,800,000



Round 2: Matt Canterino | RHP | Slot Value: $1,338,500 | Signed For: $1,100,000



Round 3: Spencer Steer | SS | Slot Value: $657,600 | Signed For: $575,000



Round 4: Seth Gray | 3B | Slot Value: $483,000 | Signed For: $483,000


Round 5: Will Holland | SS | Slot Value: $360,800 | Signed For: $575,000

Round 6: Sawyer Gipson | RHP | Slot Value: $274,800 | Signed For: $215,000



Round 7: Anthony Prato | SS | Slot Value: $214,900 | Signed For: $274,800

Round 8: Casey Legumina| RHP | Slot Value: $173,000 | Signed For: $250,000

Round 9: Brent Headrick | LHP | Slot Value: $154,100 | Signed For: $130,000



Round 10: Ben Gross | RHP | Slot Value: $145,000 | Signed For: $10,000

Round 11: Tanner Brubaker | RHP | Signed For: $200,000

Round 12: Sean Mooney | RHP | Signed For: $125,000

Round 13: Dylan Thomas | RHP | Signed For: $100,000

Round 14: Cody Laweryson | RHP | Signed For: $80,000

Round 15: Louie Varland | RHP | Signed For: $115,000



Round 16: Ryan Shreve| RHP | Signed For: $50,000

Round 17: Antoine Jean | LHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 18: Edouard Julien | 2B | Signed For: $493,000



Round 19: Niall Windeler | LHP | Signed For: $30,000



Round 20: Owen Griffith | RHP | Signed For: $70,000

Round 21: Bradley Hanner | RHP | Signed For: $10,000



Round 22: Rogelio Reyes | RHP | Signed For: $50,000

Round 23: Matthew Swain | RHP | Signed For: $1,000

Round 24: Trevor Jensen | 1B | Signed For: $1,000



Round 25: Nate Hadley | RHP | Signed For: $1,000

Round 26: Blake Robertson | 3B | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 27: Parker Phillips | 1B | Signed For: $5,000

Round 28: Travis Phelps | RHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 29: Alex Isola | C | Signed For: $70,000

Round 30: Tyler Beck | RHP | Signed For: $1,000

Round 31: Max Smith | OF | Signed For: $1,000

Round 32: Bryson Gandy | OF | Signed For: $25,000



Round 33: Kyle Schmidt | C | Signed For: $1,000

Round 34: Antoine Harris | RHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 35: Drew Gilbert | LHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 36: Will Frisch | RHP | Unsigned

Round 37: Adrian Colon | OF | Unsigned

Round 38: Zack Mathis | C | Unsigned

Round 39: Jake Hirabayashi | 3B | Signed For: $1,000

Round 40: Logan Steenstra | SS | Signed For: Unsigned

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updated as 8th round pick Casey Legumina has signed. Haven't seen any details yet. 

 

I thought we'd save more money on Wallner! I'd have to say I'm a little disappointed we didn't!

 

Why would Wallner take less? I mean, he already went about $180K under slot... even though he was projected to go in that part of the draft. It's not like the Twins took a 3rd round talent there. I figured they would have to go slot on him there, or maybe get a slight discount. I actually think that they discount he gave was really nice. 

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Callis reporting that Legumina signs for $250K ($77K over slot). Mildly surprising that they had to go over slot for this one...

 

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operation mindcrime
Jun 19 2019 01:25 PM
Seth I can't quote or like your post! So I'll just say I was hoping we'd save a half million or so on Wallner. According to your numbers we only saved $106,800. Where did you get $180k from? :) Regardless I'm happy for Wallner. I was just hoping we'd have enough for Holland and Julien! More so Julien!!!

 

Seth I can't quote or like your post! So I'll just say I was hoping we'd save a half million or so on Wallner. According to your numbers we only saved $106,800. Where did you get $180k from? :) Regardless I'm happy for Wallner. I was just hoping we'd have enough for Holland and Julien! More so Julien!!!

 

Yeah I am wondering what number they need to get Holland.It must be fairly high as teams let him go by after the 2nd round so he must have expected at least 2nd round money.Lot's of miss in that swing right now and it takes a good one to make it to MLB.Hoping 500 to 600K gets it done.Not sure if they can lure Julien away or not.They probably need at least 500K maybe more because he doesn't have much to lose going back and trying to get better.With a little improvement he should be able to make it in 2nd or third round.If he really improves he could go in the first round.If he stays the same then he likely falls a long ways again.I don't think the Twins will get him but I hope they do.

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Per Doogie, Steer signs for $575,000 ($82,600 below slot).

 

Sorry the tweet loads slow, it's because it has a video embedded

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Why would Wallner take less? I mean, he already went about $180K under slot... even though he was projected to go in that part of the draft. It's not like the Twins took a 3rd round talent there. I figured they would have to go slot on him there, or maybe get a slight discount. I actually think that they discount he gave was really nice. 

 

I guess because last year Larnach took a 500 to 600K discount to sign.Granted he was picked higher but still that is quite a discount.Most Draft experts had Wallner going around pick 60 and we took him at 39.The difference is about 800KYou would like to think a savvy negotiater would be able to meet in the middle at say 400K.

 

Granted I don't have much inside info.Maybe there were teams that were going to or would have taken him higher than 60 so the negotiating point is different.He just seemed, given the low score on his bat as someone who would\should give a discount given where he was projected to go.

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drivlikejehu
Jun 19 2019 04:37 PM

 

I guess because last year Larnach took a 500 to 600K discount to sign.Granted he was picked higher but still that is quite a discount.Most Draft experts had Wallner going around pick 60 and we took him at 39.The difference is about 800KYou would like to think a savvy negotiater would be able to meet in the middle at say 400K.

 

Granted I don't have much inside info.Maybe there were teams that were going to or would have taken him higher than 60 so the negotiating point is different.He just seemed, given the low score on his bat as someone who would\should give a discount given where he was projected to go.

 

Fangraphs had him at 44. Most players don't take a huge discount, unless there is a particular reason . . . Wallner had no reason to cut a discount deal with the Twins, because he knew he was going to go around that general area anyway. If he really thought he was going to slip much further, he would have agreed to sign for less.

 

A lot happens behind the scenes that fans don't see. But after the fact certain things can be deduced.

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Gross pitched today so he must of signed

 

I guess because last year Larnach took a 500 to 600K discount to sign.Granted he was picked higher but still that is quite a discount.Most Draft experts had Wallner going around pick 60 and we took him at 39.The difference is about 800KYou would like to think a savvy negotiater would be able to meet in the middle at say 400K.

 

Granted I don't have much inside info.Maybe there were teams that were going to or would have taken him higher than 60 so the negotiating point is different.He just seemed, given the low score on his bat as someone who would\should give a discount given where he was projected to go.

 

Larnach went from something like $3.6M to $3.1M... And from some reports, had the Twins not taken him, he could have fallen a little bit, so they made the deal. Wallner went right where he was projected to get and they still got him to take a discount.. I mean, Lewis took a discount of about $1.2M, but then again, he was 1.1. 

 

Gross pitched today so he must of signed

 

Yup... a week ago probably.

 

Yeah I am wondering what number they need to get Holland.It must be fairly high as teams let him go by after the 2nd round so he must have expected at least 2nd round money.Lot's of miss in that swing right now and it takes a good one to make it to MLB.Hoping 500 to 600K gets it done.Not sure if they can lure Julien away or not.They probably need at least 500K maybe more because he doesn't have much to lose going back and trying to get better.With a little improvement he should be able to make it in 2nd or third round.If he really improves he could go in the first round.If he stays the same then he likely falls a long ways again.I don't think the Twins will get him but I hope they do.

 

Holland will sign, no doubt. They wouldn't take him in the 5th round if they were at all concerned about him not signing. Julien, as a draft-eligible sophomore could be more of a challenge... but I doubt it would take more than $400K, and I think they have enough money. They just won't be able to sign any of the high school picks that they took late... most likely.

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Updated to note the Gross signing. Also today, Nate Hadley and Jake Hirabayashi signed. 

To date, the only HS draftee the Twins have signed is their first round pick. 

 

Of course, the next HS pick was the 17th round and they only drafted 8 overall.IT still is an interesting phenomena.I guess when on a typical given night 30-40% of the lineup is players from latin America the sourcing of young prospects has changed.

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The most cost effective signings for team control are college players. 3 years older, less risky as far as flaming out completely and closer to contributing as a big leaguer. You don't have to burn option years on players in single-A when you draft them out of college.

 

I like this strategy of getting college pitchers in bulk. If nothing else it should provide a steady supply of relief pitching.

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diehardtwinsfan
Jun 22 2019 05:40 AM

any idea if they've saved enough of their pool to get one or both of those HS pitchers?

Any word on their 11th rounder brubaker? Think he will sign being a 4th year junior? How bout their 37th round pick Colon?
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biggentleben
Jun 24 2019 10:47 AM

Julien is returning to Auburn officially, as of this morning.

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Julien is returning to Auburn officially, as of this morning.

 

YeahI think that makes sense.If he can lose some of that swing and miss and gain some average and OBP then he can go much higher next year.He has the power tool just needs to convince scouts he has a better hit tool\eye at the plate.Good for him but no high risk steal for the Twins.

Signing Gross for $10k is a surprise, pleasant surprise.They have to get Holland signed, but still should have a good balance remaining to go after one or two kids taken after the first ten rounds.Maybe #11, Brubaker?  

 

All indications are this is going to end up being another excellent draft.Remains to be seen what they do on the field the next two or three years, but seems like management had a good grasp of this draft.

I read that Holland signed for above slot at $575,000.Can anyone confirm?

 

 

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operation mindcrime
Jun 26 2019 02:04 PM

I read that Holland signed for above slot at $575,000. Can anyone confirm?

You are correct Dman! Jim Callis has reported this on his Twitter page!
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I wonder who the extra money goes to...I am hoping one of the HS players and not the 11th rounder (as was the rumor I heard somewhere). Julien has stated he is returning to Auburn for his senior season.

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11th round pick brubaker has already signed according to the list up above. And some other comments. Maybe use some of the leftover money for that Texas high school pitcher or the Puerto Rican outfielder or maybe their 40th rounder
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11th round pick brubaker has already signed according to the list up above. And some other comments. Maybe use some of the leftover money for that Texas high school pitcher or the Puerto Rican outfielder or maybe their 40th rounder

 

Good catch, yes those three are good possibilities. Sounds like the Stillwater duo is set on going to Oregon State.

 

Still holding out hope for Antoine Harris, as he was the most highly ranked HS player the Twins drafted that isn't signed, but that may be a pipe dream.

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