Torii Hunter, left, was the Twins’ top draft pick in 1993 as a high schooler from Pine Bluff, Ark. Last summer, Hunter joined Rod Carew, right, in t
Major League Baseball draft
When: First and second rounds Monday (7 p.m.); rounds 3-10 Tuesday (1 p.m.); rounds 11-40 Wednesday (noon).
Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn; Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech; Nick Madrigal, IF, Oregon State; Brady Singer, RHP, Florida; Jonathan India, IF, Florida; Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State; Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge HS (Glendale, Ariz.); Nolan O’Gorman, IF, O’Connor HS (Phoenix); Travis Swaggerty, OF, South Alabama; Cole Winn, RHP, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS.
(Teams can’t trade picks, slot value listed in parentheses)
1. Detroit ($8,096,300)
2. San Fran. ($7,494,600)
3. Philadelphia ($6,947,500)
4. Chicago White Sox
6. New York Mets
7. San Diego
16. Tampa Bay
17. Los Angeles Angels
18. Kansas City
19. St. Louis
23. New York Yankees
24. Chicago Cubs
30. Los Angeles Dodgers
Possible Twins picks, according to mock drafts:
NOTABLE PICKS AT NO. 20
A solid outfielder throughout his career, he led the NL with 184 hits in 2014.
Is 239-147 in his career, and tormented the Twins during his days with Cleveland.
Twins have had success drafting center fielders, and he was one of their best.
Twins scouted the probable Hall of Famer at Stanford … then drafted Todd Ritchie.
Bob Welch, RHP, Dodgers
Won 211 games in his career. Went 27-6 in 1990 while with the Athletics.
Twins’ past five picks
Batting .307 for the Kernels while playing solid shortstop. One of the better prospects in the game, he turns 19 on Tuesday.
Missed all of 2017 after Tommy John surgery, but is lighting up the Midwest League, hitting .332 with 10 home runs.
Tyler Jay, LHP, Class AA Chattanooga
Plagued by injuries. Attempts to make him a starter failed. Has a 1.96 ERA this year but needs to cut down on walks.
Nick Gordon, SS, Class AAA Rochester
Can hit and has ignored persistent rumblings that he’s a better fit at second base. Batting .327 in 14 games after promotion.
Twins have been patient with Stewart, whose strikeout rate is up. But he has a 6.60 ERA in 10 games with the Lookouts.