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2015 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins mock draft database

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Want a run down of the most popular mock drafts and the player that was predicted to go to the Twins? Of course you do!

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The late-spring risers and fallers in mock drafts never ceases to surprise me. More data and a string of strong performances (or weak ones) down the stretch will understandable change a prospect's status, but "what have you done for me lately" is the name of the game. Unless you're talking about players with a recent injury history like Kolby Allard or Brady Aiken, and then all bets are off.

In the last couple weeks it's emerged that shortstop Dansby Swanson is the consensus top pick. Here's how the experts have considered the Twins over the last five weeks. Just a few observations on my part, and I'll let you make yours in the comments (where you can also link to additional mock drafts if you find them interesting):

  • Comparing this list to last year's tracker, the mocks started to align at roughly the same time: the middle of May.
  • While the mocks as a whole appear to have picked up more consistency since the middle of May, the player who will be going to Minnesota has a great deal more variation. By comparison Nick Gordon seemed like a foregone conclusion.
  • If you had to pick a top three, Dansby Swanson (SS, Vanderbilt), Brendan Rodgers (SS, Lake Mary HS), and Tyler Jay (LHP, Illinois) look like the three most common players.
  • Alex Bregman (SS, LSU) is another common top-five pick, although he slides to the Twins on a couple of occasions. Minnesota does like him, and if he slips to five I think they'd be hard-pressed to not take him.
  • Daz Cameron (OF, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy), Carson Fulmer (RHP, Vanderbilt), Dillon Tate (RHP, UC Santa Barbara), and Kyle Tucker (OF, Plant HS) look like the other players vying for position in the top five or six.
Date Source Twins pick at #6 Top five picks
May 1 MLB Draft Countdown (1.0) Dansby Swanson, SS Rodgers, Cameron, Tate, Bickford, Funkhouser
May 8 Baseball America (1.0) Daz Cameron, OF Tate, Swanon, Rodgers, Harris, Tucker
May 8 FanGraphs (1.0) Alex Bregman, SS Swanson, Rodgers, Tate, Funkhouser, Cameron
May 11 MLB Draft Countdown (2.0) Alex Bregman, SS Rodgers, Tate, Swanson, Harris, Cameron
May 11 Baseball Prospectus (1.0) Kyle Funkhouser, RHP Whitley, Swanson, Rodgers, Tate, Bregman
May 12 Jonathan Mayo (1.0) Jon Harris, RHP Tate, Rodgers, Swanson, Cameron, Fulmer
May 13 Sporting News Jon Harris, RHP Tate, Swanson, Rodgers, Cameron, Tucker
May 15 Minor League Ball (1.0) Alex Bregman, SS Tate, Rodgers, Swanson, Harris, Cameron
May 17 Baseball America (2.0) Daz Cameron, OF Fulmer, Swanson, Rodgers, Tate, Tucker
May 18 MLB Draft Countdown (3.0) James Kaprielian, RHP Fulmer, Tate, Swanson, Rodgers, Cameron
May 21 Jim Callis (1.0) Dillon Tate, RHP Swanson, Rodgers, Jay, Cameron, Fulmer
May 21 Keith Law (1.0) Kolby Allard, LHP Swanson, Bregman, Tate, Rodgers, Tucker
May 22 Baseball America (3.0) Daz Cameron, OF Jay, Swanson, Rodgers, Tate, Tucker
May 27 Sports Illustrated (1.0) Tyler Jay, LHP Swanson, Tate, Rodgers, Bregman, Cameron
May 28 MLB Top Prospects Dillon Tate, RHP Swanson, Kirby, Rodgers, Funkhouser, Fulmer
May 28 My MLB Draft Daz Cameron, OF Swanson, Rodgers, Jay, Tate, Tucker
May 28 Keith Law (2.0) Alex Bregman, SS Swanson, Rodgers, Jay, Tate, Tucker
May 28 FanGraphs (2.0) Dillon Tate, RHP Swanson, Rodgers, Jay, Bregman, Tucker
May 29 Jonathan Mayo (2.0) Kyle Tucker, OF Swanson, Rodgers, Jay, Cameron, Tate
May 30 Baseball America (4.0) Kyle Tucker, OF Swanson, Bregman, Jay, Rodgers, Cameron
June 1 Fueled By Sports Dillon Tate, RHP Swanson, Rodgers, Tucker, Bregman, Jay
June 1 MLB Draft Countdown (4.0) Tyler Jay, LHP Bregman, Swanson, Rodgers, Tate, Everett
June 2 Bleacher Report Kyle Tucker, OF Swanson, Bregman, Jay, Tate, Rodgers
June 4 Keith Law (3.0) Kolby Allard, LHP Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Tate, Tucker
June 4 USA Today Garrett Whitley, OF Swanson, Rodgers, Tate, Cameron, Tucker
June 5 Jim Callis (2.0) Tyler Jay, LHP Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Cameron, Tucker
June 5 Minor League Ball (2.0) Daz Cameron, OF Swanson, Bregman, Jay, Rodgers, Tucker
June 5 Baseball America (5.0) Kyle Tucker, OF Stephenson, Swanson, Jay, Rodgers, Cameron
June 8 Sports Illustrated (2.0) Tyler Jay, LHP Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Tate, Cameron
June 8 Scout.com Daz Cameron, OF Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Tate, Tucker
June 8 FanGraphs (2.0) Dillon Tate, RHP Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Clark, Tucker
June 8 Keith Law (4.0) Dillon Tate, RHP Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Clark, Benintendi
June 8 Baseball America (5.1) Tyler Jay, LHP Swanson, Bregman, Rodgers, Cameron, Benitendi