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    Article: Twins MLB Draft Profile: Kris Bryant, 3B/1B

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    Twins need the BPA, but given his positions, Bryant would have to be head and shoulders above the next player for the Twins to need him.

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    A Sano-Bryant-Vargas-Walker middle of the lineup would be 4 guys with legit 70 power, with Harrison not too far off. There's obviously no way to get all those guys in the lineup at the same time, but if they develop, any of the 5 would be attractive trading chips for pitching.

    That being said, unless the Astros indeed take Moran, this will probably be a moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Piranha View Post
    A Sano-Bryant-Vargas-Walker middle of the lineup would be 4 guys with legit 70 power, with Harrison not too far off. There's obviously no way to get all those guys in the lineup at the same time, but if they develop, any of the 5 would be attractive trading chips for pitching.

    That being said, unless the Astros indeed take Moran, this will probably be a moot point.
    Still fun to speculate! If that happened, another speculation: Twins are hot after Dominican OF Lewin Diaz for the July 2nd International player signings. Guy has a Ryan Howard comparison:

    Lewin Diaz OF 2013 | Dominican Prospect League
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    The hardest decision I'd have is if Appel and Gray are gone and it's Bryant vs. Stewart. Both have pretty high ceilings, though Bryant carries significantly less risk. I'm hoping COL is infatuated enough with him that if Houston takes Moran, we will be chosing between Appel/Gray and Stewart.

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    Assuming Gray and Appel are off the board, if Bryant is there the Twins have to take him, especially since he's righthanded. Hopefully either he or Sano can stick at 3B. Worst case, neither sticks at 3rd, there is still plenty of room for them - LF, RF, 1B, DH.

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    I hope the stars align and the Twins some how get this kid.

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    He reminds me of a young Matt Williams. He, IMO, is the most for sure prospect in this draft. Which means his odds are 50/50. Drafting in baseball is so tough but there's no doubt that this kid is big, strong, an exceptional athlete and has a good head on his shoulders. If they draft pitching I hope they go after Manea or Ball.

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    He will have been selected when it's the Twins turn! Longoria went 3rd in '08.

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    In 3/4 years? lf/cf-Buxton, cf/lf-Hicks, rf-Arcia, of/dh-Kepler, 3b/1b-Sano, ss-?, 2b-Rosario, 1b/3b-Bryant, c-Mauer, dh/c/of-Pinto/Walker, ut-Beresford?

    Obviously no-one knows which of these young guys will live up to their potential (and who may take their place as prospects) but man what potential they will have. Even without a possible addition of Bryant.

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    ESPN Insider Keith Law takes a look at draft prospect Kris Bryant:

    MLB Draft Prospect: Kris Bryant - YouTube

    If he's available, I think the Twins should draft him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckmt View Post
    Twins need the BPA, but given his positions, Bryant would have to be head and shoulders above the next player for the Twins to need him.
    If the top two pitchers are gone, (they will be), and Bryant is available, you take him. They'd be crazy not to.

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