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Twins 40-man roster draft trivia

How ere all the drafted players on the Twins 40-man roster drafted?

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With the 2017 June Amateur MLB Draft rapidly approaching (it’s tomorrow), lets take a look at some trivia based on the Minnesota Twins 40-man roster, and their draft positions


Total Drafted Players: 27

Total Times Players were drafted: 34

Drafted from US: 25

Drafted from Puerto Rico: 2


Highest Drafted Player: Joe Mauer, 1st overall, 2001

Honorable Mention: Byron Buxton, 2nd overall, 2012


Lowest Drafted Position Player: Jason Castro, 43rd round, 2005. Did not sign, later drafted 10th overall in 2008

Honorable Mention: Chris Gimenez, 34th round, 2001. Did not sign, later drafted in 19th round, 2004


Highest Drafted Pitcher: Kyle Gibson, 22nd overall, 2009

Honorable Mention: Phil Hughes, 23rd overall, 2004


Lowest Drafted Pitcher: Nik Turley, 50th round, 2008.

Honorable Mention: Charlton Chris Heston, 47th round, 2007. Did not sign, later drafted in 29th round in 2008 and 12th round in 2009.

Also Honorable Mention: Justin Case Haley, 46th round, 2010. Did not sign, later drafted in the 6th round in 2012


Most Recently Drafted Player (round in parenthesis): 3 way tie, Zach Granite (14), Mitch Garver (9), and Daniel Palka (3), 2013

Honorable Mention: Justin Haley (6), J.T. Chargois (2), Mason Melotakis (2), Jose Berrios (1), and Byron Buxton (1), all in 2012


Least Recently Drafted Player: Matt Belisle, 2nd round, 1998

Honorable Mention: Joe Mauer, 1st overall, 2001


Round with most picks: 1st

Honorable Mention: 2nd


Total Number of 1st round picks: 6. Kyle Gibson (22 overall, 2009,) Jose Berrios (32 overall, 2012,) Byron Buxton (2 overall, 2012,) Joe Mauer (1 overall, 2001,) Jason Castro (10 overall, 2008,) and Phil Hughes (23 overall, 2004)


Total Number of 2nd round picks: 4. John Ryan Murphy (2009,) J.T. Chargois (2012,) Mason Melotakis (2012,) and Matt Belisle (1998.)


The only other rounds to produce multiple players (2 each):

4th (Eddie Rosario, 2010 and Buddy Boshers, 2008;)

6th (Justin Case Haley, 2012 and Robbie Grossman, 2009)

19th (Chris Gimenez, 2004 and Daniel Palka, 2010 - Palka did not sign)


Players Drafted thrice: 1
Charlton Chris Heston

Players Drafted twice: 4
Kyle Gibson - Phillies, 36th round, 2006; Twins 22nd overall, 2009

Jason Castro - Red Sox, 43rd round 2005; Astros, 10th overall, 2008

Chris Gimenez - Rockies, 34th round 2001; Indians, 19th round, 2004

Daniel Palka - Phillies, 19th round, 2010; Diamondbacks, 3rd round, 2013


Eligible Players who went undrafted: 2 (Kennys Vargas, Drew Rucinski)


Teams with Most Picks: (* next to players who did not sign)

1. Minnesota Twins: 13 (Zach Granite, Mitch Garver, J.T. Chargois, Mason Melotakis, Joe Mauer, Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton, Brian Dozier, Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, Kyle Gibson, Alex Wimmers, and Charlton Chris Heston*)

2. New York Yankees: 4 (John Ryan Murphy, Phil Hughes, Brandon Kintzler, and Nik Turley)

3. Philadelphia Phillies: 2 (Daniel Palka*, Kyle Gibson*)

3. Cleveland Indians: 2 (Justin Haley*, Chris Gimenez)

3. Boston Red Sox: 2 (Ryan Pressly and Justin Case Haley)


Other teams who have drafted players:

Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants


Total Players Drafted by NL Teams (including Houston, as they played in the NL at that time): 10. (Daniel Palka and Chris Heston were drafted by two NL teams)


Total Players Drafted by AL Teams: 24 (Justin Case Haley was the only player drafted by two AL teams)


Jason Castro, Kyle Gibson, Chris Gimenez, and Chartlon Chris Heston were drafted by teams from both leagues.


Colleges with Most Picks: 2

Rice University (Tyler Duffey, J.T. Chargois);


Picks who signed out of High School: 8

Picks who were drafted out of High School: 13

Picks who signed out of College: 19



Which player is most valuable compared to his draft position

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Joe Mauer (1st Overall)
    (22 votes)
  • 1%
    Robbie Grossman (6th Round)
    (2 votes)
  • 14%
    Brandon Kintzler (40th Round)
    (21 votes)
  • 3%
    Taylor Rogers (37th Round)
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Hector Santiago (30th Round)
    (4 votes)
  • 63%
    Brian Dozier (8th Round)
    (95 votes)
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