MLB Mock Drafts: Tracking Picks for the Minnesota Twins

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Who does everyone have going to Minnesota? Nick Gordon? Okay, that's cool.

The rise and fall of prospects within weeks of a draft can get a bit ridiculous. Pundits favor a player's last couple of appearances over his body of work, essentially weighting small sample sizes as more important than long-term trends. It's all a game, and it's not worth buying into since A) we never know how organizations evaluate and prioritize talent, and B) every mock draft in the history of any sport ever has been wrong.

In baseball, however, there's the added factor of capped draft pools and risks relating to paying over slot. It's why nobody is really sure what Houston (or Miami, for that matter) will end up doing, even though we now that Carlos Rodon and Brady Aiken are the top two preferred talents available.

So, as pundits change their mind based off of reasons both legitimate and silly, I thought it might be useful to keep track of the more well-known mock drafts to see how the experts are tracking the Twins.

Note, 4 June

With the draft tomorrow, there seems to be a gathering consensus about the top of the draft - and not just with the Twins. Brady Aiken looks like the almost unanimous pick to go number one overall, and between Keith Law's second and third mocks and the Jim Caple mock there is no discrepancy. Some clearly think that, in the top four, it will be Conforto as the position player of choice instead of Jackson. Will Nola actually be taken ahead of Kolek?

Date Source Twins Pick Top Four Picks
March 9 MLB Draft Countdown (1.0) Jeff Hoffman Beede, Rodon, Kolek, Turner
March 10 Minor League Ball (1.0) Tyler Kolek Rodon, Hoffman, Gatewood, Beede
March 27 MLB Draft Countdown (2.0) Jeff Hoffman Beede, Rodon, Gordon, Kolek
May 9 Baseball America (1.0) Nick Gordon Rodon, Kolek, Aiken, Finnegan
May 10 Through the Fence Baseball (8.0) Tyler Kolek Rodon, Gordon, Aiken, Beede
May 14 My MLB Draft Jeff Hoffman Rodon, Kolek, Aiken, Beede
May 14 MLB Draft Insider (4.0) Alex Jackson Aiken, Kolek, Rodon, Gordon
May 16 Baseball America (2.0) Nick Gordon Rodon, Jackson, Aiken, Freeland
May 16 Keith Law (1.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Jackson, Kolek, Rodon
May 16 Jonathan Mayo (1.0) Nick Gordon Rodon, Kolek, Aiken, Jackson
May 19 MLB Draft Insider (5.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Kolek, Rodon, Jackson
May 19 Minor League Ball (2.0) Nick Gordon Rodon, Kolek, Aiken, Jackson
May 25 Baseball America (3.0) Tyler Kolek Aiken, Jackson, Rodon, Pentecost
May 27 Keith Law (2.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Rodon, Kolek, Conforto
May 28 Jim Bowden Kyle Freeland Rodon, Aiken, Kolek, Jackson
June 1 Baseball America (4.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Jackson, Kolek, Rodon
June 2 Jim Callis Nick Gordon Aiken, Rodon, Kolek, Conforto
June 3 Keith Law (3.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Rodon, Kolek, Conforto
June 3 USA Today Tyler Kolek Aiken, Jackson, Rodon, Nola
June 5 Baseball America (5.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Rodon, Kolek, Conforto
June 5 Keith Law (4.0) Nick Gordon Aiken, Rodon, Nola, Conforto
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