Anyone care to speculate who might be available with the Twins second pick? (~38th overall I believe).
Trea Turner pls
Well, if any TDer wants to mock up picks 30-60 I would read it, just to get an idea of who the 2nd pick could be. I also think you might be the *First* person on the Internet to do a mock past the first round.
He'd be a trademarked Twins toolsy HS outfield pick. But he might not be there if he has a good spring, and he might also be a tough sign if he falls to the second round since he is committed to Nebraska to play football & baseball.
I'm throwing out the name Dillon Cease. High school pitcher from Georgia plus plus fastball, 6-2 could go in the Supplementary round, but I think he falls to the 2nd round, his secondary stuff isn't there yet and most teams will go with a more polished pitcher with their 1st round stuff. If the Twins can teach him a good breaking ball the kid could be an ace... or a 7th inning guy if he can't.
Also watch Justin Sheffield a LHP out of Tennessee 92-95 MPH fastball strong secondary stuff, repeatable mechanics. Definitely a starter. Like cmb0252 mentioned this draft is deep in high school pitching, and I like go with the grain of a drafts strength.
By the way, at least one person has already posted a mock draft through the second round.
The Twins take Marcus Wilson in this mock. He's another athletic HS outfielder like Monte Harrison; both have plus arms and plus speed. Harrison's probably got the more advanced bat but Wilson has got a lot of projection and there would probably be no problem signing him.
Found this review of Jeff Hoffman's season debut really interesting. He probably won't be available at #5, but if he was, he sounds good:
Still take the BPA, but I am hoping for Kolek. You can never have too much pitching.
Definitely a Kolek fan as well. Also like Turner a lot. Would be pretty happy either way. If they do take Turner I'd hope they'd take another talented HS pitcher in round 2.
Turner's season debut, with video: http://www.baseballamerica.com/colle...s-trea-turner/. Bunt single to first base in 3.42 seconds.
He's not going to excite a lot of you guys, but Luke Weaver had a real good start to his season. The Twins are high on him and see some Greinke similarities.
The Royals snagged Mannea at about 35 last year and he was a top 3 guy 6-8 weeks out until he had a hip injury, velo drop as a result. Maybe that will be the added incentive for them to do the same thing.