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2014 Draft Analysis In 5 Words or Less

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 17 June 2014 · 349 views

[FONT=Times]Sure we're a couple weeks late, and several hundreds of posts short...but we couldn't resist the temptation to continue our annual tradition of giving a run down of every single Twins draft pick for the busy fan. So keep your detailed scouting reports, don't bother worrying over their ETAs in the big leagues all that information is covered in tremendous detail by Seth Stohs and Jeremy Nygard, just appreciate the simplicity of five words for every player. (As always, numbers and punctuation don't count)[/FONT]
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[FONT=Times]Right Handed Pitchers[/FONT]

[FONT=Times]Nicholas Burdi (Round 2)--College reliever of the year
Michael Cederoth (Round 3)
--Twins like right-handed relievers[/FONT]

[FONT=Times]Jake Reed (Round 5)--Really, they're great.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]John Curtiss (Round 6)--You can always use them[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Andro Cutura (Round 7)--Good thing our pen is big.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Keaton Steele (Round 8)--Holy cow...another one? Really?[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Randy LeBlanc (Round 10)--Alright, we get it...Righties = Good[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Zach Tillery (Round 13)--Stop. Just stop.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Trevor Hildenberger (Round 22)--Hilden Burgers served with Gorgonzola [/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Miles Nordgren (Round 23)--Long way to north green.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Orynn Veillon (Round 32)--Fun names > Right-handed relievers[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Mike Bauman (Round 34)--Hey, a Mahtomedi product![/FONT]
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[FONT=Times]Left Handed Pitchers[/FONT]

[FONT=Times]Samuel Clay (Round 4)--Never give up on Lefties.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Mat Batts (Round 17)--Pitchers deserve less ominous names
Onas Farfan (Round 21)
--First RBI alum Twins drafted
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[FONT=Times]Taylor Heam (Round 25)--Lefties + Give Up? NO![/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Cameron Avila-Leeper (Round 29)--Fortunately, not Avila-Leper.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Theo Theofanopoulos (Round 30)--Ποτέ μην εγκαταλείπεις στις Αριστεροί[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Sam Hillard (Round 31)--Strong sinker...cross-fingers[/FONT]

[FONT=Times]Infielders/Catchers[/FONT]

[FONT=Times]Nick Gordon (SS, Round 1)--Flash's kid could be great
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[FONT=Times]Patrick Kelly (2B, Round 12)--Red Wing native, Cornhusker alum
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[FONT=Times]Tyler Mautner (3B, Round 14)--Not Lautner, sorry Twilight fans.
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[FONT=Times]Tyler Kuresa (1B, Round 16)--Communications major! Baseball better work...
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[FONT=Times]TJ White (3B, Round 18)--From Las Vegas to....Elizabethton?
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[FONT=Times]Jarrard Poteete (C, Round 19)--You say PO-TEEEEE-TAY, I say...?
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[FONT=Times]McCarthy Tatum (3B, Round 20)--Not Channing, sorry ladies.
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[FONT=Times]Erwin Real (C, Round 24)--Could be MLB's 1st Erwin since 1913.
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[FONT=Times]Blake Schmit (SS, Round 26)--Part of Maryland Shortstop pipeline
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[FONT=Times]Gabriel Ojeda (C, Round 27)--Estudiante a Colegio Hector Udaneta!!
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[FONT=Times]Trey Vavra (1B, Round 33)--Coach Joe's Kid, so sweet...[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Brad Mathiowetz (C, Round 35)--Hope Meintkeiwitcz coaches pronunciation[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Kirvin Moesquit (SS, Round 36)--Played with Mathiowetz = SCRABBLE WIN[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Brett Doe (C, Round 38)--Likely to toil in anonymity[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]John Jones (C, Round 39)--Finally, a bland name[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Dalton Guthrie (SS, Round 40)--Mark Guthrie's boy, again, sweet.[/FONT]

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Outfielders
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[FONT=Times]Max Murphy (CF, Round 9)--Local boy comes home, hopefully...[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Tanner English (CF, Round 11)--Speedy center-fielder...god I hope so.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Roberto Gonzalez (RF, Round 15)--Lots of potential[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Austin Diemer (CF, Round 28)--Proudly tweeting about us...awww....[/FONT]
[FONT=Times]Tyree Davis (CF, Round 37)--Straight outta Compton...had to be said.[/FONT]