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    With the 3rd pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Twins select...

    So, based on today, it looks like realistically the best position the Twins can end with is 3rd pick in the draft behind Marlins and Astros. So, what would you think they'll do? Let's assume Rodon is the #1 overall pick, that leaves the Twins with options of either the 2nd best college arm, best high school arm, or best SS prospect in college or HS. What do they do?

    I would lean pitching because of our depleted cupboard but if there is another Buxton, you gotta go for him. If there is another Buxton, who is it?

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    Ptiching, pitching, pitching. Unless you are convinced that college SS is legit.
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    I'm going to guess we'll be in the 4-7 range. I think you have to go BPA. Hopefully need and BPA coincide like it did last year, but you definitely have to lean pitcher. It sounds like Rodon and Hoffman are this year's version of the Appel/Gray debate, but better. It will be interesting. Remember how Sean Manaea was a top 3 pick at this point last year. There will be guys who shoot up to the top of the board, and guys who fall. It's way too early to really know who are going to be the top 10 guys.

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    I would love to have us SOMEHOW get the number 2 pick and just take the next best guy after Rodon. Then, it's a lot easier/more fun to discuss this

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    My bet is it will be the guy they wanted all along and were really surprised to get him!
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    The Twins will take the BPA regardless of position or how close they are to the bigs. They showed this with Buxton. Not only did they take Buxton above several college pitchers but there were reports if the Astros took Buxton the Twins would have taken Correa. Lucky for people who want a pitcher or SS this draft is stacked with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larsbars08 View Post
    I'm going to guess we'll be in the 4-7 range. I think you have to go BPA. Hopefully need and BPA coincide like it did last year, but you definitely have to lean pitcher. It sounds like Rodon and Hoffman are this year's version of the Appel/Gray debate, but better. It will be interesting. Remember how Sean Manaea was a top 3 pick at this point last year. There will be guys who shoot up to the top of the board, and guys who fall. It's way too early to really know who are going to be the top 10 guys.
    Actually, while there will be prospects who rise and fall, normally the top guys stay relatively the same. In a different post I posted Jim Callis' breakdown of this. Out of the early top 10 at least half will still be in the top 10 come draft day.

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