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Minnesota Twins First Round Draft Picks

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The Minnesota Twins first round draft picks include 74 players, with 31 being pitchers and 38 of those being drafted out of high school. The Twins have selected 16 outfielders, 11 shortstops, seven third basemen, four catchers, three first basemen and one second baseman in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Twins have selected 22 right-handers and nine left-handers.

The Twins have drafted 35 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Brent Rooker in 2017. Minnesota has selected first overall three times, with the team picking Tim Belcher in 1983, Joe Mauer in 2001 and Royce Lewis in 2017.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Eddie LeonSSUniversity of Arizona9Did Not Sign
1966Bob Jones3BDawson, GA20
1967Steve Brye3BSt. Elizabeth HS (CA)17
1968Alex RowellOFLuther College16
1969Paul PowellOFArizona State University7
1970Bob GorinskiSSMount Pleasant HS (PA)22
1971Dale SoderholmSSMiami Coral Park HS (FL)21
1972Dick RuthvenRHPCalifornia State University, Fresno8Did Not Sign
1973Eddie BaneLHPArizona State University11
1974Ted ShipleySSVanderbilt University14
1975Rick SofieldSSMorristown HS (NJ)13
1976Jamie Allen3BDavis HS (WA)10Did Not Sign
1977Paul CroftOFMorristown HS (NJ)15
1978Lenny FaedoSSJefferson HS (FL)16
1979Kevin BrandtOFNekoosa HS (WI)11
1980Jeff ReedCJoliet West HS (IL)12
1981Mike Sodders3BArizona State University11
1982Bryan OelkersLHPWichita State University4
1983Tim BelcherRHPMount Vernon Nazarene College1Did Not Sign
1984Jay BellSSGonzalez Tate HS (FL)8
1985Jeff BumgarnerRHPHanford HS (WA)13
1986Derek ParksRHPMontclair HS (CA)10
1987Willie BanksRHPSt. Anthony's HS (NJ)3
1988Johnny ArdRHPManatee Community College20
1989Chuck KnoblauchSSTexas A&M University25
1990Todd RitchieRHPDuncanville HS (TX)12
1990Midre CummingsOFEdison HS (FL)29
1991Dave McCarty1BStanford University3
1991Scott Stahoviak3BCreighton University27
1992Dan SerafiniLHPSerra HS (CA)26
1993Torii HunterOFPine Bluff HS (AR)20
1993Jason VaritekCGeorgia Tech21Did Not Sign
1993Marc BarceloRHPArizona State University33
1993Kelcey MuckerOFLawrenceburg HS (IN)38
1994Todd Walker2BLSU8
1994Travis MillerLHPKent State University34
1995Mark RedmanLHPUniversity of Oklahoma13
1996Travis Lee1BSan Diego State University2Did Not Sign
1997Michael CuddyerSSGreat Bridge HS (VA)9
1997Matt LeCroyCClemson University50
1998Ryan MillsLHPArizona State University6
1999B.J. GarbeOFMoses Lake HS (WA)5
2000Adam JohnsonRHPCalifornia State University, Fullerton2$2,500,000
2000Aaron HeilmanRHPUniversity of Notre Dame31Did Not Sign
2001Joe MauerCCretin-Derham Hall HS (MN)1$5,150,000
2002Denard SpanOFTampa Catholic HS (FL)20$1,700,000
2003Matt Moses3BMills E. Godwin HS (VA)21$1,450,000
2004Trevor PlouffeSSCrespi Carmelite HS (CA)20$1,500,000
2004Glen PerkinsLHPUniversity of Minnesota22$1,425,000
2004Kyle WaldropRHPFarragut HS (TN)25$1,000,000
2004Matt FoxRHPUniversity of Central Florida35$950,000
2004Jay RainvilleRHPBishop Hendricken HS (RI)39$875,000
2005Matt GarzaRHPCalifornia State University, Fresno25$1,350,000
2005Hank Sanchez1BMission Bay HS (CA)39$900,000
2006Chris ParmeleeOFChino Hills HS (CA)20$1,500,000
2007Ben RevereOFLexington Catholic HS (KY)28$750,000
2008Aaron HicksOFWilson HS (CA)14$1,780,000
2008Carlos GutierrezRHPUniversity of Miami27$1,330,000
2008Shooter HuntRHPTulane University31$1,080,000
2009Kyle GibsonRHPUniversity of Missouri22$1,800,000
2009Matthew BashoreLHPIndiana University46$751,500
2010Alex WimmersRHPOhio State University21$1,332,000
2011Levi MichaelSSUniversity of North Carolina30$1,175,000
2011Travis Harrison3BTustin HS (CA)50$1,050,000
2011Hudson BoydRHPBishop Verot HS (FL)55$1,000,000
2012Byron BuxtonOFAppling County HS (GA)2$6,000,000
2012Jose BerriosRHPPapa Juan HS (PR)32$1,550,000
2012Luke BardRHPGeorgia Tech42$1,227,000
2013Kohl StewartRHPSt. Pius X HS (TX)4$4,544,000
2014Nick GordonSSOlympia HS (FL)5$3,851,000
2015Tyler JayLHPUniversity of Illinois6$3,889,500
2016Alex KirilloffOFPlum High School (PA)15$2,817,100
2017Royce LewisOFJSerra Catholic High School (CA)1$6,725,000
2017Brent RookerOFMississippi State35$1,935,000

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