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2012 MLB Draft: Twins Preview, Pick Numbers, And Suggested Reading

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Ben Revere was once a highly-touted, toolsy outfielder the Twins got in the draft. Are they on their way to taking another?
Ben Revere was once a highly-touted, toolsy outfielder the Twins got in the draft. Are they on their way to taking another?

The 2012 MLB Draft begins tonight at 6pm, and the Twins will make five of the first 72 picks and six total in the first three rounds. MLB Network and MLB.com will be airing the draft, with a one-hour preview show airing on the MLB Network beginning at 5pm tonight.

The Twins will make picks #2, #32, and #42 tonight; they also have picks #63 and #72 in the second round and pick #97, in the third round. After that, they'll pick second in every round.

Fast Facts and Light Reading

Pick Details

  • The Twins pick second in the first round.
  • They have pick number 32, the first pick in Compensation Round A, as compensation for losing Michael Cuddyer to Colorado.
  • They have pick number 42, the 11th pick in Comp Round A, as compensation for losing Jason Kubel to Arizona.
  • They have the third pick in the second round, pick #63. Oakland will pick at #62, one ahead of the Twins, as compensation for the Twins signing Josh Willingham.
  • They have the 12th pick in the second round, pick #72. This is one pick ahead of Colorado, as compensation for the Rockies signing Cuddyer.
  • They have pick #97, the second pick in the third round.
  • They have pick #130, the second pick in the fourth round, and every 30th pick thereafter (the second pick in each subsequent round.)