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    A lot of people are picking Windle, I assume it's because he's a hometown boy?

    A lot of us have been critical of the Twins drafting low ceiling pitchers in the past, me included but that seems to have changed in the last couple years, particularly in the compensation and 2nd rounds. I don't think Windle is the choice due to this recent trend. I think they would go after someone with more electric stuff even if they are less polished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    A lot of people are picking Windle, I assume it's because he's a hometown boy?

    A lot of us have been critical of the Twins drafting low ceiling pitchers in the past, me included but that seems to have changed in the last couple years, particularly in the compensation and 2nd rounds. I don't think Windle is the choice due to this recent trend. I think they would go after someone with more electric stuff even if they are less polished.
    "Safe" low floor pitchers usually fit into the back of the first round ala Wimmers, Gilmartin, Leake, or Johnson last year so getting him at #43 fits talent wise. There are about 6 other pitchers that fit this build in this draft so I'm guessing the reason people are picking Windle over the others is the MN connection. While I agree last year the Twins loaded up on higher velocity arms they love athletic pitchers, which Windle is. Add in he is LHP and I see the fit. Personally I prefer more upside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmb0252 View Post
    I would love Serrano at #43. A personal favorite from the draft.
    Serrano looks like an absolute stud. Obviously it's tough to predict, but do we really think he'll be around at #43?
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    #4 Stewart, #43 Ryan Boldt
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
    Serrano looks like an absolute stud. Obviously it's tough to predict, but do we really think he'll be around at #43?
    He has some signabilty concerns so he could definitely fall. Questions is could the Twins find the money to sign him. As they showed last year with JO they have no problem drafting a "short" pitcher.

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    Guessing the two MN kids I don't have the Twins taking.

    Chris Anderson to the Cardinals at 28 and Windle to the Royals at 34. Guessing my personal favorite Kyle Serrano to the Astro's at 40 with an over slot deal. Bam!

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    1) Frazier
    2) Gray
    3) Bryant
    4) Appel

    43) Oscar Mercado

    I think the Astros are going to go way underslot just like last year. They are pretty void of OF prospects right now too. I think they'll take either Frazier or Meadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    1. Jonathan Gray (one can hope)
    43... Sean Manaea (sadly quite possible now, no idea if he'd sign)
    78. Brian Navaretto
    110. Carlos Salazar

    With the exception of something like Gray falling or Manaea being there in round 2, I hope the Twins stock up on high upside highschoolers.
    Got one right... wrong round.

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