Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email
Photo

2014 Draft Slots and Signings

  • Please log in to reply
127 replies to this topic

#21 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Sam Clay signed for $400k according to Jim Callis.

#22 Brock Beauchamp

Brock Beauchamp

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 16,656 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

Sam Clay signed for $400k according to Jim Callis.


The Twins are starting to accumulate quite a bit of leftover slot money.

#23 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:53 AM

With Cutura, Murphy and Clay done, the Twins have saved $121,600. Maybe Burdi or Cederoth get some of that, otherwise it's essentially freed up the Twins to pay someone from round 11-40, 6th round money.

#24 Buxtano Meywart

Buxtano Meywart

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • 8 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

What about Curtiss??

#25 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:40 PM

What about Curtiss??


Well, he won't sign until he's done playing for Texas.

#26 roger

roger

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 428 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:56 PM

The Twins are starting to accumulate quite a bit of leftover slot money.


If they do accumulate a couple hundred thousand after the Top 10 are signed, what high school kids did they draft who would be considered big catches if signed?

#27 jokin

jokin

    Twins News Team

  • Twins News Team
  • 10,907 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:05 PM

[FONT=Arial]Tweet from LEN 3:

Now they have signed seventh round pick Andro Cutura, a righthander from Southeastern Louisiana, and 10th round pick Randy LeBlanc, a righthander from Tulane.[/FONT]

#28 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

LeBlanc signed in the Cities the same time Cutura did, but we don't know a bonus. There was a tweet from TwinsPics that showed them both signing. (Seth pointed it out to me.)

It also sounds like Steele is done.

The only draft picks currently (as of yesterday) were Gordon and Gonzalez, so I'm not sure if they're flying the college guys to the Cities or what...

#29 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

If they do accumulate a couple hundred thousand after the Top 10 are signed, what high school kids did they draft who would be considered big catches if signed?


3B McCarthy Tatum (20th round, committed to Fresno State) and C John Jones (39th round, committed to Miami). But I don't think they'll convince either to sign.

I would say it's more likely that they use the savings on Burdi and Cederoth. Figured Gonzalez would cost more too, but that all happened pretty quick.

#30 jokin

jokin

    Twins News Team

  • Twins News Team
  • 10,907 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

3B McCarthy Tatum (20th round, committed to Fresno State) and C John Jones (39th round, committed to Miami). But I don't think they'll convince either to sign.

I would say it's more likely that they use the savings on Burdi and Cederoth. Figured Gonzalez would cost more too, but that all happened pretty quick.


McCarthy Tatum, great name, nice size (6'4" 180#) and appears to be able to pitch (HS team pitcher of the year) as well as hit. Tatum's HS team is Cali state champion and ranked by Baseball America #4 in the nation.

Is he a definite "No!"? Perhaps not:

McCarthy Tatum @mccarthytatum22[FONT=Gotham Narrow SSm] · Jun 7
[/FONT]

Looks like I have a new favorite team! #GoTwins[FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Fresno or Ft Myers? Plus a nice chunk of change in his pocket. And maybe the Twins buy him his college scholarship. This would be the kind of signing that helps to make more sense of the early rounds. Does anyone have a better breakdown of his strengths and ceiling?[/FONT]

Edited by jokin, 13 June 2014 - 02:52 PM.


#31 diehardtwinsfan

diehardtwinsfan

    Twins Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 9,708 posts
  • LocationThe charred ruins of BYTO

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:25 PM

I honestly wonder sometimes why HS guy wouldn't sign if a team threw 500k at him and a college scholarship if his career didn't pan out. I get it if there's a reasonable chance he comes out of college as a first or maybe second rounder, but that's pretty tough to do.

#32 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:38 PM

Cederoth, LeBlanc and Steele all signed today. Photos on Twitter.

Tatum... thought it was a no, let me do some digging.

#33 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 13,835 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:47 PM

Cederoth, LeBlanc and Steele all signed today. Photos on Twitter.

Tatum... thought it was a no, let me do some digging.


Cederoth, Clay and Steele... LeBlanc signed a couple of days ago.

#34 twinsfan34

twinsfan34

    Paul DeVos

  • Members
  • 748 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

Leaves just Burdi and Curtiss correct?

Both of which are still in the CWS...

#35 Thrylos

Thrylos

    They Finally fired ’em. Play Ball!

  • Members
  • 7,718 posts
  • LocationLehigh Valley, PA, USA
  • Twitter: thrylos98

Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:37 PM

Leaves just Burdi and Curtiss correct?

Both of which are still in the CWS...


And the Twins said that they will wait to sign them until they are done with Omaha.
-----
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
http://tenthinningst...h.blogspot.com/
twitter: @thrylos98

#36 Roaddog

Roaddog

    Member

  • Members
  • 60 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

I'm a little surprised Clay signed for less than slot. I also thought Gonzalez would've been a tougher sign.

#37 Jeremy Nygaard

Jeremy Nygaard

    Twins Draft Czar

  • Twins Database Managers
  • 2,889 posts

Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:30 PM

Cederoth signed for slot.

No Jake Reed yet.

The Twins like Tatum, obviously, but he'd be a deadline guy, if anything.

#38 2wins87

2wins87

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 289 posts

Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:12 AM

BA updated their draft database, they have Cederoth at slot as reported by mlbtraderumors. They also have Steele at $115,000 and LeBlanc at $90,000

#39 ScottyB

ScottyB

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 706 posts

Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

If all these numbers are right, they've saved over $218,000 so far. Nice! ;)

#40 Smcginnity

Smcginnity

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 161 posts

Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:02 AM

Cederoth signed for slot.

No Jake Reed yet.

The Twins like Tatum, obviously, but he'd be a deadline guy, if anything.


If you go to Jake Reed's Twitter (jakeyreed5), he's saying his goodbyes to Oregon so this is a done deal from the sounds of it even though he's a Junior. So, he should be finalizing just fine.