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Twins draft SS Jose Miranda & OF Akil Baddoo

The last two picks for the Twins today.

At pick 73, Jose Miranda is a well rounded prospect with a strong hit tool, and reliable hands. The 17 year old (almost 18) from Puerto Rico is the 12th ranked shortstop on Baseball America. Here is Minor League Ball's write up on him:

-snip-.... as a Puerto Rican prep player who has committed to community college. Broward CC has a team stacked with Puerto Rican talent and is a common place for players from the island to commit. He's currently more of a SS, but with a body type that could fill out and move him to third base. He has good speed, and a swing that produces line drives. He's still a bit raw, but a team could get a steal with him. He could be grabbed before the tenth if a team has a good read on signability, but if not he will definitely get picked after the tenth and teams will try to sign him with leftover pool money. -Source

At pick 74 (compensation for not signing Kyle Cody last year), outfielder Akil Baddoo is the 72nd ranked prospect on The 17 year old from Georgia draws comps to Rondell White, and appears to be a "bat first" type of player. He has a 6.69 60 yard dash, which is slightly above average. To me, it seems the Twins can't get enough of these toolsy high school outfielders, which is probably fine.

That's all for today, check back tomorrow for rounds 3-10 (@ 1PM) and an open thread!