5 Thoughts: Twins draft picks, two breakouts and Jim Pohlad's perspective
Twins principle owner Jim Pohlad said a few important things this weekend. And the Twins selected a couple talented high schoolers early in the MLB Draft.
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1) Twins draft two talented high schoolers
The Twins had two picks on Day 1 of the draft Sunday, which included the first round and competitive balance round. Days before the draft Twins Scouting Director Sean Johnson spoke extremely highly of the depth of college pitchers available in this year’s draft. So, naturally the Twins drafted a couple preps.
No. 26 overall, Chase Petty. He’s a right-handed flamethrower who reportedly has cleared 100 mph on the radar gun, is in contact with fellow New Jersey native Mike Trout. Tonight he reports that he’s getting dinner with Padres stars Manny Machado and Fernando Tatís Jr. Well-connected with a big fastball.
On the chance you woke up feeling young this morning, I will point out that Petty was born in 2003. Kevin Goldstein, who used to work for the Astros and now writes about prospects for FanGraphs.com said that in addition to the velocity, Petty ha…