• 2012 Minnesota Twins Draft Picks

    Below you will find the complete list of 2012 draft picks of the Minnesota Twins. Feel free to discuss.

    #40 (1210) - Brad Schreiber - RHP - COL - Purdue
    #39 (1180) - Steven Liquori - OF - HS - Georgia
    #38 (1150) - Austin Rei - C - HS - California (37/38, same HS)
    #37 (1120) - James Marvel - RHP - HS - California
    #36 (1090) - Brandon Bayardi - OF - COL - UNLV
    #35 (1060) - Jared Wilson - RHP - COL - UC-Santa Barbara
    #34 (1030) - Bryan Haar - OF - COL - U of San Diego
    #33 (1000) - Kaleb Merck - RHP - COL - Texas Christian U
    #32 (970) - Andrew Ferreira - LHP - COL - Harvard
    #31 (940) - Tim Robinson - LF - HS - California
    #30 (910) - Bryan Santy - C - COL - U of Washington
    #29 (880) - Sean Hagan - LHP - COL - St. John's U
    #28 (850) - Carson Goldsmith - RHP - COL - Northwestern State
    #27 (820) - Jared Grundy - LHP - COL - U of Kentucky
    #26 (790) - Justin Jones - LHP - COL - U of California
    #25 (760) - Joel Licon - SS - COL - Orange Coast College
    #24 (730) - Jose Favela - C - HS - Texas
    #23 (700) - Travis Huber - RHP - COL - Nebraska
    #22 (670) - Josh Graham - C - HS - Oregon
    #21 (640) - Bo Altobelli - C - COL - Texas Tech
    #20 (610) - Zach Larson - CF - HS - Florida
    #19 (580) - Jonathan Murphy - LF - COL - Jacksonville U.
    #18 (550) - William LaMarche - RHP - COL - Chabot College
    #17 (520) - Dalton Hicks - 1B - COL - Central Florida
    #16 (490) - Will Hurt - SS - HS - Kentucky (Ben Revere's HS)#15 (460) - Jarret Leverett - LHP - COL - Georgia Southern
    #14 (430) - Jake Proctor - CF - COL - Cincinnati
    #13 (400) - Erich Knab - RHP - HS - South Carolina
    #12 (370) - Alex Muren - RHP - COL - Cal St. Northridge
    #11 (340) - Taylor Rogers - LHP - COL - Kentucky
    #10 (310) - Doug (DJ) Baxendale - RHP - COL - Arkansas-Fayetteville
    #9 (280) - LJ Mazzilli - 2B - COL - U Connecticut (Lee Mazzilli's son)
    #8 (250) - Christian Powell - COL - RHP - College of Charleston
    #7 (220) - Jorge Fernandez - C - HS - Puerto Rico
    #6 (190) - Andre Martinez - LHP - HS - Florida
    #5 (160) - Tyler Duffey - RHP - COL - Rice U
    #4 (130) - Zach Jones - RHP - COL - San Jose State
    #3 (97) - Adam Walker - RF - COL - Jacksonville U
    #2 (72) - JT Chargois - RHP - COL - Rice U
    #2 (63) - Mason Melotakis - LHP - COL - Northwestern State (LA)
    #1S (42) - Luke Bard - RHP - COL - Georgia Tech
    #1S (32) - Jose Orlando Berrios - RHP - HS - Puerto Rico#
    #1 (2) - Byron Buxton - OF - HS - Georgia



    This article was originally published in blog: 2012 Minnesota Twins Draft Picks started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      For the ones here with twitter, here are the newest Twins with twitter accounts:

      @LBard38
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      Give them some serious Twins family love.

      BTW, I have been live blogging this thing and will do the same tomorrow. I got mini profiles for all 15 picks here if interested (reverse draft order)
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
      After today, I can't imagine that in Rounds 16 and beyond there's anybody that's really signable. I read all the time about players who were formerly drafted in these rounds that re-enter as higher picks in the next rule 4 draft.
      I think over half of them signed last year. College seniors get drafted heavily now. Tim Shibuya, Adam Pettersen, David Hurlbut, and Drew Leachman are some good ones.
    1. wagwan's Avatar
      wagwan -
      How many of these guys would make the Twins top 50 list. Here is Seth's 50th ranked prospect How many are better than Trent?

      #50 – Trent Higginbotham, RHP

      Higginbotham was the Twins 26th round draft pick in 2011 out of high school in Alabama. He signed on the last possible day for a well-above-slot $195,000. The right-hander is 6-2 and 195 and has a very projectable frame with room to grow. He turned 20 years old last week and already boasts a fastball that touches 94 mph. He also throws a curveball and a changeup. I would guess that he will pitch in Elizabethton starting in June, but it is possible that he will start in the GCL.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by SweetOne69 View Post
      I'm guessing Slama is gone after this year unless he is promoted to the Twins. I believe that he can become a 6-year minor league free agent after this season and will elect to do so and who can blame him.
      Slama isn't a 6-year minor league F/A until after the 2013 season.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
      After today, I can't imagine that in Rounds 16 and beyond there's anybody that's really signable. I read all the time about players who were formerly drafted in these rounds that re-enter as higher picks in the next rule 4 draft.
      The TWins make a point to sign their top 10-15 round picks every year. However, they sign a bunch after rounds 15. They're had a lot of surprise successes after this point. They evern got a couple of high upsider guys the last couple of years.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
      I can't imagine that in Rounds 16 and beyond there's anybody that's really signable. I read all the time about players who were formerly drafted in these rounds that re-enter as higher picks in the next rule 4 draft.
      That does not work if you are a College Senior. Your last chance for pro ball (other than independents) other than being a free agent.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Anyone have a link to Sickel's shadow draft or comments. I can never find my way around SBNation....
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      talking draft with Jeremy Nygaard on a podcast right now.... Listen Here: http://tobtr.com/s/3220569
    1. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
      TwinsGuy55422 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      My hope is that they are picking guys who can throw 95-99 (most of these relievers can) as relievers can move to starters next spring and be able to throw 93-95 as a starter.
      With our lack of starting pitching depth, I would think this has to be their intention.
    1. jlovren's Avatar
      jlovren -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crikket View Post
      I honestly don't distinguish much between the value of guys projected to top out at a back of the rotation starter and a good bullpen arm. Given that this draft supposedly had few, if any, projected top of the rotation pitchers (and virtually none after the top 4-5 guys), I guess I don't have a problem with picking hard throwing guys with less milage on their arms, regardless of what role some college or HS coach has slotted them in to.
      I agree, at least they are trying to get power arms.
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
      I think over half of them signed last year. College seniors get drafted heavily now. Tim Shibuya, Adam Pettersen, David Hurlbut, and Drew Leachman are some good ones.

      That's somewhat of a relief. I was hoping everyone would prove me wrong! I must only be seeing some rare cases. I'd like to get a lot of bargain bin guys tomorrow. It certainly doesn't hurt to be risky in these rounds.
    1. Todd G's Avatar
      Todd G -
      You've got to remember that the big knock against college starters is that they have a LOT of mileage on their arms. Taking a reliever limits that quite a bit.
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
      After today, I can't imagine that in Rounds 16 and beyond there's anybody that's really signable. I read all the time about players who were formerly drafted in these rounds that re-enter as higher picks in the next rule 4 draft.
      Unless the players the Twins are drafting are college seniors, you are probably right.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Haha! Purdue pitcher Brad Schrieber selected as the last Twins pick.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
      Haha! Purdue pitcher Brad Schrieber selected as the last Twins pick.
      Do you know if he had surgery? I know he was out all 2012 with elbow issues. Intriguing guy. Looks a bit like Matt Capps.
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      Sickels:
      http://www.minorleagueball.com/

      He doesn't have his shadow draft up yet. - For those of you interested in prospects, poke around his site.
      In my opinion one of the best prospect guys out there...and he is a Twins fan...so I am biased.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
      Do you know if he had surgery? I know he was out all 2012 with elbow issues. Intriguing guy. Looks a bit like Matt Capps.
      Yes, he had surgery. He would have made a huge difference this year. He strikes people out. He was drafted in the 42 round out of high school . . .
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      • Tim (Pittsburgh, PA): What are your overall impressions of the Twins' draft? Thank you taking the time to answer questions!

      Jim Callis: I thought they got the best player in the draft in Buxton at No. 2. I like a lot of their other guys (Berrios, Bard, Melotakis, etc.), though most of their top picks went higher than we had them on the BA 500. They got a lot of pitching, no shock because they need it.
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      Teams are already signing their draft picks (and Scott Boras is complaining to everyone who will listen), the Braves have signed their top five in fact. How long do the Twins have to start inking their players before people start burning down this site with fire Terry Ryan threads? It would be nice to get these guys signed now so they can get them to GCL in a week and a half when it starts.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Well, if Sickels is right, and they are in money saving mode, then I'd guess it will be a lot slower for the Twins, gotta keep that interest on the money in the bank afterall. We'll see.
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