Coming up today are Rounds 3 - 10. Feel free to chat about the draft here, and we'll keep track of the club's selections below. You can stream the draft live on MLB.com.
Round 3, #80 overall: Travis Blankenhorn (3B), Pottsville Area HS
Shortstop should transition to third base. Scouts like his arm, which is why he's more likely to shift to third than second. Strong intangibles and work ethic. Perfect Game comps him to Alex Gordon. Potential to have five average to slightly above average tools.
Round 4, #110 overall: Trey Cabbage (3B), Grainger HS
Top position player prospect among Tennesee prep offerings. Good swing helps a good hit tool and an arm that should play at third. Needs help with footwork.
Round 5, #140 overall: Alex Robinson (LHP), Maryland
Began as a starter but moved to the bullpen his sophomore season, and his performance as a closer drove his stock up. Mid-90s fastball as a reliever, with decent but not good command. Command on other pitches not as good. Power slider needs work but could give him two plus pitches. Twins will focus on getting that slider in order. 32 strikeouts in 27.2 innings this year with a 1.63 ERA.
Round 6, #170 overall: Christopher Paul (RF), UC Berkeley
Senior sign, has the athleticism to play left field as well. Not on anyone's radar but a good senior season saw him hit .313/.399/.528.
Round 7, #200 overall: Jovani Moran (LHP), Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR)
Ranked as the number two prospect out of the Caribbean for this draft by Baseball America, the Twins clearly like what they see as BA also ranked Moran as the #300 prospect overall. At 6' 1" he's lean (170 lbs) but, as you'll see in the video below, has an easy delivery. Nestor Muriel, a teammate of Moran's, plays center field and was drafted by the Astros in round six at #169 overall - and also ranked #9 on BA's aforementioned list. Moran has commitments to a major and smaller school, so the Twins will need to convince him it's in his best interest to go straight into professional ball. (#1 on BA's list, Alexis Omar Diaz, has yet to be drafted.)
Round 8, #230 overall: Kolton Kendrick (1B), Oak Forest Academy
Rumors of Kendrick going in the third round were overrated, but make no mistake: his power is real. His athleticism, or lack thereof, limits him to a first baseman or - worst case - designated hitter, but if the power translates into the game he's a middle of the order talent.
Round 9, #260 overall: LaMonte Wade (CF), Maryland
Decent speed and great plate discipline made Wade a decent freshman and sophomore outfielder for the Terrapins, but the left-handed hitter turned in a good junior year by hitting .335/.453/.468 with 30 walks and just 20 strikeouts. In his three years of college ball Wade took 107 walks versus 92 strikeouts. If the Twins can develop Wade's hit tool and if the power develops, at all, there might be something here.
Round 10: #290 overall: Sean Miller (SS), USC Aiken
A defense-first selection who ticks boxes for everything on that side of the ball: glove, hands, range. In 50 games did hit .326/.359/.451, but as a team USC Aiken hit .338/.409/.491. That performance ranks him ninth of 12 players on the roster appearing in at least 30 games in terms of OPS. The Twins have to hope a hit tool shows itself.