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#1 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:15 PM

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend - that officially kicks summer off, right? Well, let’s make that the first pitch of the draft season.

At 4 pm Sunday, you can turn on the radio, tune it to 100.3 FM and listen to a draft-heavy Gleeman and the Geek show minus Gleeman plus Parker and myself. (If you miss it, that’s ok… you can download it later.)This year’s draft will be June 9-11. You should probably write that down. You’d hate to miss three of the busiest days at Twins Daily.

The Twins will draft 15th overall. That pick has a slot value of $2,817,100. They will also draft 56th, 73rd and 74th on the first night. Having two extra picks (a compensatory pick awarded by MLB as well as an extra pick for failing to sign Kyle Cody last year), the Twins actually have the 11th largest bonus pool at just under $8 million. Rounds 3-10 will take place on Friday and we are currently working with KFAN to bring you a draft show after those 10 rounds (and 12 picks) happen.

The final 30 rounds will happen on Saturday.

You’ll get organizational depth-charts, updated prospect rankings and, starting Sunday with a new mock draft at 4pm, draft-related articles each ensuing day that will help make Twins Daily your home for a ton of draft coverage. We'll also profile several of the players that are under consideration for that first-round pick as well as other players of interest.

We will be on top of the draft during all three days of the event. (Refresh, refresh, refresh!) Join in on the discussion by commenting in our articles as well as posting in the forums.

The Twins are currently in the process of getting their “last looks” at players. While college players are still playing, many area scouts are hosting workouts for the high school kids. Of course, you can probably flip through the channels right now, tomorrow or through the weekend and find potential draft picks playing right in front of your eyes.
Like every other year, the draft is going to be crazy and unpredictable. But if you tune into Twins Daily for the next two weeks, you’ll hopefully find some of the strategies much less confusing.

Between now and draft time, come here frequently, comment often and if you want to reach me, you can at @jeremynygaard.

Enjoy Christmas in June also known as Draft Season.

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:15 AM

Always fun, Jeremy.  Reports have the Twins on the HS power arms.  Do you have any sense of how they feel about Dakota Hudson or Zach Collins, if either was available at 15?


#3 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:40 AM

Always fun, Jeremy. Reports have the Twins on the HS power arms. Do you have any sense of how they feel about Dakota Hudson or Zach Collins, if either was available at 15?


Asked about both recently:

Really like Collins bat but appear to "probably [be] targeting a different batch of players".

Which seems to match the power arm belief.

When I asked one about Hudson being available, he told me "that would be reallynice" and went on to say anything is possible in this draft.

Both Collins and Hudson will be profiled.
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Posted 26 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

Jeremy, are we getting profiles for all three of Wentz, Lowe and Whitley?

Seeing alot of buzz out there about the Padres cutting a deal with Quantrill at #8. Will be interesting to see how the deal making turns out this year.

#5 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 08:42 AM

 

Jeremy, are we getting profiles for all three of Wentz, Lowe and Whitley?

Seeing alot of buzz out there about the Padres cutting a deal with Quantrill at #8. Will be interesting to see how the deal making turns out this year.

 

 

Profiles on Wentz and Whitley. Not Lowe. I've been told by multiple people that Lowe is a "tweener", meaning he'll go somewhere between the Twins top two picks.

 

I still consider Wentz and Whitley (along with Anderson) the top candidates to cut a deal with a big-budget team and drop to those teams' second pick.

 

There are rumors about the Padres and Quantrill cutting a deal. It's unclear if that means at #8 (underslot) or #24 or #25 (overslot). It probably depends on what else is available at 8. 

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#6 Mike Sixel

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 09:10 AM

Thanks for the awesome coverage.

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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 




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