Obviously, it's never too early to get excited about the upcoming draft. Pipeline has a top 100 up already.
Twins pick 27th and then have a second round and a collective bargaining pick after the second round so probably somewhere around picks 61 and 69 or so after the FA signings are set (please correct me if I'm wrong).
“I think it’s one of the strongest classes as far as college arms, up and down,” a National League scouting director said. “There might be 15 college pitchers taken in the first round. With Friday night starters, we’re trying to figure out how to see all of them. We’re going to have to split up national looks because we’re going to run out of days.”
“I think that’s realistic,” an AL scouting director said. “I don’t know if the first round will be half college pitchers, but you can make the case that there will be 15-plus guys who could go in the first round, if not the first day, which is a significant change from last year.”
“I think you’re going to see a lot of college pitchers drafted and a lot of over-drafts of college bats because guys won’t want to take the risk on guys who might not profile as first-round picks,” the NL scouting director said.
“The high school pitching group is fairly small this year in terms of potential first-rounders,” the AL director agreed. “I think there’s a significant drop-off after the first few names.”
Too early to know what the Twins will do but it looks like a weak group for HS bats and arms, groups the Twins have targeted a bit in recent years.