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#1 Andrew Thares

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:30 AM

Now that the 2019 MLB Draft is behind us, it is time to sit back and wait for news on when each of the 41 picks will either sign or decided to forgo their opportunity to play with the Twins. As the signings start coming in, this page will consistently be updated, so be sure to check back to keep up to date with all of the signings.This year the Twins have a bonus pool allotment of $9,905,800 to spread amongst their 11 picks in the top 10 rounds. Any pick after round 10 can sign for a value up to $125,000 without it counting against their bonus pool. There is a reasonable chance that the Twins were able to save some money with their picks in the top 10 rounds, which will allow them the ability to extend some of that money to their picks picks in later rounds.

Typically, teams will sign roughly 25 to 30 of their draft picks, though the Twins were able to sign 32 of their 39 draft picks in 2018. Let’s find out how many picks the Twins will sign this year?

Bonus Pool Tracker:

Top 10 Round Picks Signed: 11 | Bonus Pool Used: $9,905,800 | Bonus Pool Remaining: $0

Pick Signings:

Round 1: Keoni Cavaco | SS/3B | Slot Value: $4,197,300 | Signed For: $4,050,000.



Comp Balance Round A: Matt Wallner | OF | Slot Value: $1,906,800 | Signed For: $1,800,000



Round 2: Matt Canterino | RHP | Slot Value: $1,338,500 | Signed For: $1,100,000



Round 3: Spencer Steer | SS | Slot Value: $657,600 | Signed For: $575,000



Round 4: Seth Gray | 3B | Slot Value: $483,000 | Signed For: $483,000


Round 5: Will Holland | SS | Slot Value: $360,800 | Signed For: $575,000

Round 6: Sawyer Gipson | RHP | Slot Value: $274,800 | Signed For: $215,000



Round 7: Anthony Prato | SS | Slot Value: $214,900 | Signed For: $274,800

Round 8: Casey Legumina| RHP | Slot Value: $173,000 | Signed For: $250,000

Round 9: Brent Headrick | LHP | Slot Value: $154,100 | Signed For: $130,000



Round 10: Ben Gross | RHP | Slot Value: $145,000 | Signed For: $10,000

Round 11: Tanner Brubaker | RHP | Signed For: $200,000

Round 12: Sean Mooney | RHP | Signed For: $125,000

Round 13: Dylan Thomas | RHP | Signed For: $100,000

Round 14: Cody Laweryson | RHP | Signed For: $80,000

Round 15: Louie Varland | RHP | Signed For: $115,000



Round 16: Ryan Shreve| RHP | Signed For: $50,000

Round 17: Antoine Jean | LHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 18: Edouard Julien | 2B | Signed For: $493,000



Round 19: Niall Windeler | LHP | Signed For: $30,000



Round 20: Owen Griffith | RHP | Signed For: $70,000

Round 21: Bradley Hanner | RHP | Signed For: $10,000



Round 22: Rogelio Reyes | RHP | Signed For: $50,000

Round 23: Matthew Swain | RHP | Signed For: $1,000

Round 24: Trevor Jensen | 1B | Signed For: $1,000



Round 25: Nate Hadley | RHP | Signed For: $1,000

Round 26: Blake Robertson | 3B | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 27: Parker Phillips | 1B | Signed For: $5,000

Round 28: Travis Phelps | RHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 29: Alex Isola | C | Signed For: $70,000

Round 30: Tyler Beck | RHP | Signed For: $1,000

Round 31: Max Smith | OF | Signed For: $1,000

Round 32: Bryson Gandy | OF | Signed For: $25,000



Round 33: Kyle Schmidt | C | Signed For: $1,000

Round 34: Antoine Harris | RHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 35: Drew Gilbert | LHP | Signed For: Unsigned

Round 36: Will Frisch | RHP | Unsigned

Round 37: Adrian Colon | OF | Unsigned

Round 38: Zack Mathis | C | Unsigned

Round 39: Jake Hirabayashi | 3B | Signed For: $1,000

Round 40: Logan Steenstra | SS | Signed For: Unsigned

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:57 AM

Wow, it looks like negotiations have been real tough so far ... :)

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

 

Wow, it looks like negotiations have been real tough so far ... :)

 

 

I blame Jim Pohlad.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:13 AM

Now you know full well it isn’t Pohlad’s fault... I blame the folks who don’t like bacon or puppies. Curse them all!
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:32 AM

While I'm a bit jealous as we've seen other clubs signing players already, it seems to me that lately the Twins have been making a production out of it and they've been waiting until multiple players are able to make it to Minneapolis so they can have some ceremonious signings in front of media and then meet-and-greets. If that's how it goes, it might drive us crazy, but that's pretty nice that they're doing it for these young guys who are probably already pretty stoked about it in the first place.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:38 PM

I was wondering when we were going to see this thread. I heard that a lot of the top picks will be in town this week to do physicals, sign and meet the players and coaches.

 

Has anyone heard if that's still the case?

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:45 PM

 

I was wondering when we were going to see this thread. I heard that a lot of the top picks will be in town this week to do physicals, sign and meet the players and coaches.

 

Has anyone heard if that's still the case?

 

I like to hear as well, but since the team has a nice long homestand that would make sense. Bringing them in while the club was on a 10 game road trip probably wouldn't have made as much of an impression on the young men.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

 

I was wondering when we were going to see this thread. I heard that a lot of the top picks will be in town this week to do physicals, sign and meet the players and coaches.

 

Has anyone heard if that's still the case?

 

I don't imagine that kind of stuff would be made public but I have heard that Cavaco could happen really quickly (even possibly early this week). Personally I do like the idea of bringing them in when the team is at home so that they can meet the players, coaches, etc.,, maybe be on FSN and WCCO, stuff like that. 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:43 PM

The Strib reported this morning that they had signed a player...I think it was Headrick.

 

There always also is a delay between signing and getting reported.Would be shocked if more than a few of this year's draft hadn't already signed on the dotted line.Many aren't reported because they are pending a physical.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

 

The Strib reported this morning that they had signed a player...I think it was Headrick.

 

There always also is a delay between signing and getting reported.Would be shocked if more than a few of this year's draft hadn't already signed on the dotted line.Many aren't reported because they are pending a physical.

 

 

They probably had "agreements" with their top 10-round picks before they were drafted... and maybe he has signed in the last 24-48 hours, but nothing confirmed.

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:46 PM

I would be shocked if the Twins didn't sign all their first 10 round picks. More interesting to see how they spread any savings around for later picks.

Edited by gunnarthor, 10 June 2019 - 03:46 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:37 PM

Thanks Andrew, I was waiting for this.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:37 PM

I have been looking for this thread every day! So glad we have it.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:52 PM

I wonder if the Auburn players in the NCAA tournament have anything to do with the delay. There is Will Holland at 5, and Julien (who broke Frank Thomas' RBI record at Auburn last year, but regressed this year). The Auburn coach believes Julien "will have an interesting decision to make".

 

 


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:36 PM

Great getting the top dog signed.Now on the the rest of the first 10 rounds.

 

Considering most sources had Cavaco rated lower than where the Twins picked him, would have thought there would have been a bigger savings.  

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:26 PM

 

Great getting the top dog signed.Now on the the rest of the first 10 rounds.

 

Considering most sources had Cavaco rated lower than where the Twins picked him, would have thought there would have been a bigger savings.  

He was surging up the draft boards though.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:42 PM

Life-changing money for that young man. Good for him. Now go earn it. NOW, lol :)

 

Sounds like he'll be joining the GCL Twins, so you'll be able to read about him in the minor league reports here soon. Looks like their first game is June 24.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:52 PM

Honestly, dont know anything about him but what we read. I dont pretend to be a talent scout. But excited about reports of his power, good speed, cannon arm and supposedly excellent defense at 3B. Got one of the hottest risers in the draft.

Have to be excited at this point, right?

Welcome to the Twins young man!
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:24 AM

 

Great getting the top dog signed.Now on the the rest of the first 10 rounds.

 

Considering most sources had Cavaco rated lower than where the Twins picked him, would have thought there would have been a bigger savings.  

 

A good shorthand for projecting these types of bonuses is to look at the next team they would have likely fallen to and splitting the difference between the two slot values.There were a number of teams that were in on him in the first round, most notably the Angels at #15 probably would have taken a hard look if he were available.That's more or less exactly where his bonus ended up (the midpoint between the two slots is $4.04M).

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