David Laurila of FanGraphs recently had a conversation with Twins pitching prospect Matt Canterino, their 2019 second round pick.
Regarding being drafted:
David Laurila: What was draft day like for you?
Matt Canterino: “It was more exciting than anything. I had a decent idea of where I’d be going — obviously nothing was set in stone — so to see that all come together once things got rolling into where I was projected to go… it was pretty surreal. It was also a dream come true. I feel like I’m still living a dream.”
There is a lot in between ,but I thought this answer was very interesting. It was really good to hear that they discuss all this technology and then it's a discussion between players, coaches and coordinators about how the player will use it. I like that the player gets to be involved in that conversation.
Laurila: On last thing: Are there any pitchers you model yourself after, or is there anyone the Twins have suggested you pay particular attention to?”
Canterino: “[The Twins] don’t typecast me. It’s more like, ‘A guy who has a lot of carry to his fastball, like you do, and also a curveball with a lot of depth — the way they pair them — how do you think that works for you?’ It’s kind of like a discussion question almost.