Jim Callis over at Baseball America thinks the Twins will go with Bryan Buxton at #2 overall, despite Terry Ryan's recent comments about needing pitching.
I'll tell you right now that while Buxton's physical tools are impressive, there are enough questions about his ability to hit that I would not want him at #2. I would much prefer Carlos Correa, who is a better current hitter than Buxton and can play shortstop to boot, which is the direction I am leaning for the Shadow Twins.
For the Community Mock Draft, Correa is under consideration for me as well, but the need for pitching is certainly a strong consideration and I like Gausman a great deal. Zimmer as well...I'm not big on Appel at #2.
In the supplemental first round I am strongly targeting Minnesota high school pitcher Mitch Brown out of Rochester for both the Community Mock and the Shadow Twins, and rumors are the real Twins are doing that too.
More discussion on the Correa/Zunino/Buxton/Gausman/Zimmer/Appel choice at #2 is welcome, as well as any comments about the later rounds.