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#1 Cody Christie

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:38 AM

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#2 AM.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:21 AM

Sometimes weird things happen on draft day. We can always hope he falls to five. But I'm not holding my breath.

The Twins tied with the Cubs for the fourth-worst record. Too bad that tiebreaker didn't go their way...

#3 tobi0040

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:06 AM

Sometimes weird things happen on draft day. We can always hope he falls to five. But I'm not holding my breath.

The Twins tied with the Cubs for the fourth-worst record. Too bad that tiebreaker didn't go their way...


It would be nice if he fell. Rodon and Aiken are locks in the top 2-3 picks. After that who knows.

Slight correction to the article, Appel fell to #8 in the 2012 draft.

#4 mike wants wins

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:26 AM

Well, if he's there, you take him. But it seems more likely I will win the lottery on Saturday....

#5 Lonestar

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:43 AM

Rodon was drafted in the 16th round of the 2011 draft by the Brewers but chose not to sign. He had some back problems in high school and was an upper 80's to low 90's guy with potential on good days and a mid 80's guy with inconsistent mechanics on the bad days. He went from a top five round guy to a 16th round flier due to the inconsistency but by that fall, he was hitting 97 as a member of the Wolfpack.

http://www.minorleag...n-lhp-n-c-state

#6 gunnarthor

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:08 AM

Yeah, it really seems impossible for Rodon to slip by the Cubs. They need pitching and, from what I've read, he's #1 on their board. Probably doesn't slip that far either. The best hope for the Twins is that Houston does something stupid and Miami takes Jackson which would leave one of the 3 pitchers to fall to us. But that seems pretty unlikely.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:35 PM

I'm hoping the Twins will take Jackson or Gordon. I think we need another prized hitter. With the top level pitching we have in the minors, we can take pitchers in the 2nd and/or 3rd round.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

I keep hearing Gordon. I think a lot of that is due to long standing problems at the ML level, though that might be changing now with Escobar's performance and signs of real life, talent and potential in Santana. (Nothing against Escobar, but I'd love to see more of Santana at SS)

No knock on Gordon, or his potential, but if Jackson were available I'd snap him up and I'd keep him at C. I don't see a need to rush him, despite his potential bat, up the chain by moving him position wise. We could afford, in my opinion, to work and develop him at C for now.