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Minnesota Twins First Round Draft Picks

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The Minnesota Twins first round draft picks include 75 players, with 31 being pitchers and 38 of those being drafted out of high school. The Twins have selected 17 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 36 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.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Eddie Leon SS University of Arizona 9 Did Not Sign
1966 Bob Jones 3B Dawson, GA 20
1967 Steve Brye 3B St. Elizabeth HS (CA) 17
1968 Alex Rowell OF Luther College 16
1969 Paul Powell OF Arizona State University 7
1970 Bob Gorinski SS Mount Pleasant HS (PA) 22
1971 Dale Soderholm SS Miami Coral Park HS (FL) 21
1972 Dick Ruthven RHP California State University, Fresno 8 Did Not Sign
1973 Eddie Bane LHP Arizona State University 11
1974 Ted Shipley SS Vanderbilt University 14
1975 Rick Sofield SS Morristown HS (NJ) 13
1976 Jamie Allen 3B Davis HS (WA) 10 Did Not Sign
1977 Paul Croft OF Morristown HS (NJ) 15
1978 Lenny Faedo SS Jefferson HS (FL) 16
1979 Kevin Brandt OF Nekoosa HS (WI) 11
1980 Jeff Reed C Joliet West HS (IL) 12
1981 Mike Sodders 3B Arizona State University 11
1982 Bryan Oelkers LHP Wichita State University 4
1983 Tim Belcher RHP Mount Vernon Nazarene College 1 Did Not Sign
1984 Jay Bell SS Gonzalez Tate HS (FL) 8
1985 Jeff Bumgarner RHP Hanford HS (WA) 13
1986 Derek Parks RHP Montclair HS (CA) 10
1987 Willie Banks RHP St. Anthony's HS (NJ) 3
1988 Johnny Ard RHP Manatee Community College 20
1989 Chuck Knoblauch SS Texas A&M University 25
1990 Todd Ritchie RHP Duncanville HS (TX) 12
1990 Midre Cummings OF Edison HS (FL) 29
1991 Dave McCarty 1B Stanford University 3
1991 Scott Stahoviak 3B Creighton University 27
1992 Dan Serafini LHP Serra HS (CA) 26
1993 Torii Hunter OF Pine Bluff HS (AR) 20
1993 Jason Varitek C Georgia Tech 21 Did Not Sign
1993 Marc Barcelo RHP Arizona State University 33
1993 Kelcey Mucker OF Lawrenceburg HS (IN) 38
1994 Todd Walker 2B LSU 8
1994 Travis Miller LHP Kent State University 34
1995 Mark Redman LHP University of Oklahoma 13
1996 Travis Lee 1B San Diego State University 2 Did Not Sign
1997 Michael Cuddyer SS Great Bridge HS (VA) 9
1997 Matt LeCroy C Clemson University 50
1998 Ryan Mills LHP Arizona State University 6
1999 B.J. Garbe OF Moses Lake HS (WA) 5
2000 Adam Johnson RHP California State University, Fullerton 2 $2,500,000
2000 Aaron Heilman RHP University of Notre Dame 31 Did Not Sign
2001 Joe Mauer C Cretin-Derham Hall HS (MN) 1 $5,150,000
2002 Denard Span OF Tampa Catholic HS (FL) 20 $1,700,000
2003 Matt Moses 3B Mills E. Godwin HS (VA) 21 $1,450,000
2004 Trevor Plouffe SS Crespi Carmelite HS (CA) 20 $1,500,000
2004 Glen Perkins LHP University of Minnesota 22 $1,425,000
2004 Kyle Waldrop RHP Farragut HS (TN) 25 $1,000,000
2004 Matt Fox RHP University of Central Florida 35 $950,000
2004 Jay Rainville RHP Bishop Hendricken HS (RI) 39 $875,000
2005 Matt Garza RHP California State University, Fresno 25 $1,350,000
2005 Hank Sanchez 1B Mission Bay HS (CA) 39 $900,000
2006 Chris Parmelee OF Chino Hills HS (CA) 20 $1,500,000
2007 Ben Revere OF Lexington Catholic HS (KY) 28 $750,000
2008 Aaron Hicks OF Wilson HS (CA) 14 $1,780,000
2008 Carlos Gutierrez RHP University of Miami 27 $1,330,000
2008 Shooter Hunt RHP Tulane University 31 $1,080,000
2009 Kyle Gibson RHP University of Missouri 22 $1,800,000
2009 Matthew Bashore LHP Indiana University 46 $751,500
2010 Alex Wimmers RHP Ohio State University 21 $1,332,000
2011 Levi Michael SS University of North Carolina 30 $1,175,000
2011 Travis Harrison 3B Tustin HS (CA) 50 $1,050,000
2011 Hudson Boyd RHP Bishop Verot HS (FL) 55 $1,000,000
2012 Byron Buxton OF Appling County HS (GA) 2 $6,000,000
2012 Jose Berrios RHP Papa Juan HS (PR) 32 $1,550,000
2012 Luke Bard RHP Georgia Tech 42 $1,227,000
2013 Kohl Stewart RHP St. Pius X HS (TX) 4 $4,544,000
2014 Nick Gordon SS Olympia HS (FL) 5 $3,851,000
2015 Tyler Jay LHP University of Illinois 6 $3,889,500
2016 Alex Kirilloff OF Plum High School (PA) 15 $2,817,100
2017 Royce Lewis OF JSerra Catholic High School (CA) 1 $6,725,000
2017 Brent Rooker OF Mississippi State 35 $1,935,000
2018 Trevor Larnach OF Oregon State University 20 $2,550,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Twins

Chuck Knoblauch (1991), Willie Banks (1991)

AL MVP Award Winners with Twins

Joe Mauer (2009)

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Twins

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Twins

Chuck Knoblauch (1991)

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