Born: March 16, 1995 (age 22 this season)
High School: Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, FL
College: Wallace Community College, Gulf Coast State CC, Alabama State
Signed via the amateur draft in 2017, fortieth round (1186th overall)
Height: 6' 1"
Pitching arsenal: TBD
Stats at baseball-reference.com
Austin Bizzle (no middle name that I could find) was the final pick by the Twins in the 2017 draft. He finished his college career at Alabama State after beginning at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala, and then Gulf Coast State Community College near his home town in the Florida panhandle. He has a variety of experience (and geographical broadening, I imagine) beyond that, via the Olean Oilers in the New York Collegiate Baseball League in 2014-2016 as well. Fun story on the trials and tribulations of piecing together a NYCBL championship postseason here.
(That's not mom and dad with their kids - it's the Olean team owners and two of their players, including Austin.)
As a college senior Austin racked up a 1.92 ERA across 61 mostly-relief appearances. He struck out 63 while walking only 17. Prior to this year, he was named the 2015 Florida JUCO Reliever of the Year. As a high-schooler, he tossed a no-hitter in his team's state semi-finals.
Austin will begin his pro career in Ft Myers, toiling in the bullpen for the GCL Twins. Here's rooting for an underdog 40th-rounder to succeed - fo' shizzle!