Picks 60 & 92

(These will be the last two I cover on the front page.)

In Round 2, with pick 60, the Minnesota Twins select Tyler Ladendorf, SS, Howard College, 03/07/1988

Height:  5'11"    Weight:  190 lbs
Bats/Throws:  Right/Right

From MLB.com's Draft Central scouting report:

Focus Area
Hitting Ability: Ladendorf has excellent bat speed and other good hitter's attributes, though he needs more weight on his back side. He's got an unorthodox approach to hitting that will have to be monitored
Power: He has slightly above-average power with natural loft in his swing.
Running Speed: He has above-average speed, especially for his size.
Base Running: He's an aggressive, powerful runner who looks to steal.
Arm Strength: He has a plus throwing arm.
Fielding: He's got average hands and makes the plays at short.
Range: He's got pretty good range, though his body might get too big for shortstop.
Physical Description: Ladendorf is a big athletic shortstop.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: Power potential, speed, throwing arm.
Weaknesses: His unorthodox hitting approach may not work at the next level as he doesn't have enough weight on his back side.
Summary: Ladendorf was drafted by the Giants in the 34th round last year (the second year in a row he'd been drafted in that round), but he opted to return to Howard for another season. There's little question his Draft stock has risen since then as he's shown the ability to run, hit for power and field his position pretty well for a player his size. He may not be a shortstop long-term, but he's more than athletic enough to handle a switch. Wherever he plays defensively, his size and athleticism should see him get drafted for a third time much earlier than the previous two.


In Round 3, with pick 92, the Minnesota Twins select Robert Lanigan, RHP, Adelphi University, 05/05/1987

There is no readily available scouting information on Lanigan.  Feel free to note your own in the comments.

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