APs Janie McCauley wrote a very nice story about the Twins most recent signee. The Twins have signed RHP Brandon Poulson as a non-drafted free agent... and signed him for $250,000. He is a 24-year old who played some ball in Northern California for the Academy of Art University where he posted an 8.38 ERA this last year.
However, in an amateur game, Twins scout Elliot Shrankman saw him and because the Twins had a couple-hundred-thousand dollars left in their draft pool, they were able to sign him over a couple of other teams that also had interest.
A 96-100 mph fastball will do that.
Check out the full story... Lots of great stuff...