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  1. What Did The Twins Get In Kohl Stewart?

    Kohl Stewart deliver the pitchSince 2010 the Minnesota Twins starting rotation has averaged a velocity of 90 miles per hour, which has been the lowest velocity in the American League. In that time, they have struck out the fewest amount of hitters (14.8%), had the third-highest ERA (4.76) and second-highest contact rate (83.6%).

    In efforts to improve in these areas the Twins selected Kohl Stewart, a fireballer out of a Houston prep school whose skill set are projected to eventually help ...
  2. Mining Kohl (Stewart) for Comments

    Following the Twins selection of RHP Kohl Stewart, he called in and talked with the media for a while. It was interesting to hear him talk about the draft. For so long, we have heard that he had this strong commitment to Texas A&M where he had a full scholarship to play both football and baseball. Listening to his responses tell me there is no question that, not only will he sign, but he could sign quickly.

    How did Stewart find out that he was drafted? His parents had 75-100 friends ...
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  3. Bark’s Lounge: Draft Party

    Tonight I went to a MLB Draft Party. I never thought I would see that happen. I guess the times they are a changin’.

    I get to the party that is being hosted by a close friend, who I will call Lonny Frizzwhistle, and I enter his residence and see a mix of people that doesn’t make sense. When I am at my optimal sense of being, maybe I could have envisioned this sorted group of characters, right now, I am in a human slump, and in all reality, I was not mentally up to dealing with what ...
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  4. MLB Draft: Day 2 Thread

    Twins fans have been waiting for the draft since the team finished last year with the fourth-worst record in baseball. It meant that the Twins would the fourth overall pick in each of the 40 rounds of the draft. Day 1 was quite eventful, filled with rumors and hope and more. The Twins ended up with the guy they wanted, right-handed prep pitcher Kohl Stewart with their first pick. They followed it by selecting right-handed college pitcher from LSU, Ryan Eades, represented by Scott Boras.
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  5. Dodgers 1st 2 Picks are from MN

    What are the odds of a team taking 2 kids from Minnesota with their 1st 2 picks andbeing from LA (Dodgers)?

    Chris Anderson 1st Round
    Tom Windle 2nd Round
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  6. Thursday's Twins Minor League Daily

    Well the big news of the day, of course, was the Twins selecting pitcher Kohl Stewart with the 4th overall pick in the amateur draft. Not surprisingly, all the MiLB experts at TwinsDaily are providing great draft coverage, so I'm pinch-hitting and piecing together the daily minor league report. Here's hoping that, in the coming couple years, we see Stewart's name popping up very often in this nightly report! It's fun to think about a rotation in, say, 2015 or 2016 that could feature Alex Meyer, ...
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  7. Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the ...
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  8. Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the ...
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  9. Don't be upset if we land Bryant

    While Most fans (and I am one of them) are hoping the Twins get a power arm with the number 4 pick tonight there is another possibility that is interesting. San Diego 3B Kris Bryant is leading College in HRs. Heck he has more bombs then the majority of college teams. That kind of right handed power is rare in the game right now. Also position players (aside from catcher) carry far less risk then pitchers. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane says you need 3 pitching prospects to fill one spot in the rotation ...
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  10. A few odds and ends about the draft

    Originally posted at A few odds and ends about the draft | Twinstrivia.com



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    The 2013 MLB first-year player draft day has finally arrived and later this evening we will learn who the Twins have selected in a draft that many of the "talking head" experts claim has three sure-fire stars, but the Twins draft fourth.

    There have been 61,666 players drafted since the draft was instituted in 1965 when the Kansas City ...

    Updated 06-06-2013 at 04:55 PM by jjswol

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  11. Twins Birthdays--June 6

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Bobby Randall (1948)
    David Lamb (1975)

    Second baseman Robert Lee Randall played for the Twins in the late 1970s. He was born in Norton, Kansas, went to high school in Gove, Kansas, and attended Kansas State. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the June Secondary draft in 1969. He never showed power in the minors, and his average was up and down; his best year was 1974, when he hit .338 for AAA Albuquerque. After the 1975
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  12. Draft Day Memories

    After weeks of writing about the MLB Draft, today is finally the tonight. Sometime shortly after 6:00 central time, the Houston Astros will make the first pick of the draft. The Twins will pick soon after. By night’s end, 73 picks will be made. The Minnesota Twins will make two picks. By the end of Saturday, the Twins will have made 40 selections. Over 1,200 players will have been drafted.

    That is a lot of draft day stories, and that’s what this article is. Below, you will find the ...
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  13. Twins Daily Draft Day Primer

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ID:	4322Here it is: everything you need to look like you’ve been eating and breathing MLB Draft coverage for the last month, all in one quick story.

    The Bad News
    The Twins are drafting fourth in what is widely considered to be a draft with three great players. If those three go to the first three teams, the Twins will likely go one of two ways:

    Option 1 (seems most likely)
    They’ll draft a Texas high school pitcher with big upside named ...
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  14. Twins Minor League Report (6/5): Explosive Kernels

    We are only a couple days away from getting a new influx of talent into the Twins minor league system. The MLB First Year Player Draft will start on Friday night and the Twins have the fourth overall selection. It will be the second year in a row that the Twins are picking in the top five picks.

    Last year's first round selection, Byron Buxton, has been a great addition to the organization. By the end of this year, he could be the top ranked prospect in all of baseball. Last week, Seth Stohs moved him ahead of Miguel Sano as the Twins number one prospect. ...
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