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Twins 2018 MLB Draft: Rounds 2 through 10 recap

Here’s what we got on all the newest members on the Twins organization.

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The Twins selected corner outfielder Trevor Larnach with their first round pick in the 2018 MLB draft, the 20th pick overall.

Here’s what the Twins went on to pick after then.

Round 2, Pick 59: Ryan Jeffers, Catcher, UNC Wilmington

Jeffers is a four-year college junior. He is listed at 6’4” and 225 pounds. He both bats and throws right handed. He can also play some outfield, and started all 62 games his team played at one position or the other. He led his conference in a significant number of offensive categories, including doubles, home runs, OBP, and SLG.

According to MLB Draft Countdown, He is projects as a future 55-grade player in all tools except speed. His throw tool is already there, and he currently rates at 50 in both average and defense.

Here is a fun video of him hitting a home run against Arizona State:

Round 4, Pick 124: DaShawn Keirsey Jr, Centerfielder, Utah

Keirsey is another red-shirt junior. He is listed at 6’2” and 195 pounds. He is a left handed thrower and batter. He was a pitcher in high school, so his arm should be pretty good. He was a first team All-PAC-12 selection. Keirsey suffered a nasty injury to end his 2017 season, dislocating his hip and fracturing his hip socket in a collision with the wall. He was able to come back and have a nice 2018 season. Here is some more information on the injury.

Want to see a couple of home runs from him? Here is a highlight video that includes his two-homer game against Cal

Round 5, Pick 154: Cole Sands, Right Handed Pitcher, Florida State

Sands is also, like the rest of the Twins picks so far, a red-shirt college junior. Obviously, he throws right handed. On the rare occasion he would bat, he also bats from the right side. Sands is actually a re-draft, he was selected in 2015 by the Houston Astros, in the 22nd round. He chose to go the college route, and improved his draft stock considerably. His brother is currently a pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

MLB Draft Countdown has him with a 90-96 mph fastball as his best pitch, and a good slider and change up to complement it. His mechanics rate highly as well.

This video shows quite a bit of him pitching, if you are curious

Round 6, Pick 184: Charles Mack, Third Baseman, Williamsville East HS (NY)

Charlie Mack is the first high school player taken by the Twins. He played short stop in high school, but the Twins have chosen to list him as a third baseman. He is 6’0” and 190 pounds. He’ll be nineteen in November, so he is a bit on the older side for a high school prospect. He is committed to Clemson, so we will have to see if the Twins can sign him away from college.

MLB Draft Countdown has his highest grade currently as his throw tool, at 50. He is projected to be able to hit well for average in the future as well.

Here are some highlights of Mack from the 2017 Area Code Games

Round 7, Pick 214: Josh Winder, Right Handed Pitcher, Virginia Military Institute

The Twins went back to the college ranks for Winder. He’s another fourth year junior, and is a big guy. He is listed at 6’5” and 210 pounds. He took second team All-SoCon honors in 2017, and made the All-tournament team.

Here is a good video of Winder pitching

Round 8, Pick 244: Chris Williams, Catcher, Clemson

Williams is the second college catcher taken by the Twins. He is a senior, so should be very signable. He is listed at 6’1” and 220 pounds. He was considered a versatile player in college, and also played in the infield. He was drafted in the 31st round in 2017 by the Tampa Bay Rays.

He hit two grand slams in two days against Miami. Do you want to watch the second one? Here it is

Round 9, Pick 274: Willie Joe Garry Jr, Center fielder, Pascagoula HS (MS)

Garry is the second high school player the Twins selected this draft. He is 6’1” and weighs in at 170 pounds. Garry bats and throws with his left hand. He is committed to a junior college, Pearl River Community College.

Garry might have one of the coolest videos around, an interview with his local paper and overlaid with some highlights.

Round 10: Pick 304: Regi Grace, Right handed pitcher, Madison Central HS (MS)

Another prep player from Mississippi, Grace is a right handed pitcher who bats left handed. He is listed at 6”1’ and 215 pounds. He has signed a commitment to Mississippi State to play baseball in the SEC.

I don’t have any video on Grace, so if you find any, leave it in the comments!