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Twins Shadow Draft

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I will do this in real time as long as I can. This is NOT THE REAL TWINS DRAFT. This is my Shadow Draft.

1) Alex Wimmers, RHP, Ohio State University.
2) Addison Reed, RHP, San Diego State  (for failure to sign Jake Barrett in 2009)
2) Niko Goodrum, SS, Fayette County HS, Fayetteville, Georgia
3) Donn Roach, RHP, College of Southern Nevada
4) Eddie Rosario, OF, Rafael Lopez Landron HS, Guayamon, Puerto Rico
5) Nate Roberts, OF, High Point University
6) Rett Varner, RHP, University of Texas-Arlington
7) Austin Wright, LHP, Chipola JC
8) Thomas Shirley, LHP, Xavier University
9) Adam Senne, 1B, University of Missouri
10) Danny Lopez, SS, University of Pittsburgh
11) Derrick Poppert, SS, University of San Francisco
12) Tyler Knigge, RHP, Lewis-Clark State
13) Ryan O'Rourke, LHP, Merrimack College
14) Jamaine Cotton, RHP, Western Oklahoma JC
15) Chase Whitley, RHP, Troy University
16) Clint Dempster, LHP, Nicholls State University
17) Mike Nesseth, RHP, University of Nebraska
18) Chad Oberacker, OF, Tennessee Tech
19) Carlos Alonso, 3B, University of Delaware
20) Alfredo Lopez, SS, Compton CC
21) Chris Duffy, OF, University of Central Florida
22) Patrick Farrell, C, Regis University
23) Jamaal Hollis, RHP, University of Miami-Ohio
24) Jay Johnson, LHP, Texas Tech
25) Austin Goolsby, C, Embry-Riddle
26) Seth Frankoff, RHP, UNC Wilmington
27) Brandon Henderson, OF, Fresno CC
28) Jamaal Hawkins, SS, Jacksonville University
29) Brian Burke, 3B, Lewis-Clark State
30) Zach Robertson, LHP, University of Iowa
31) Victor Lara, RHP, Keystone College (Pennsylvania)
32) Tommy Toledo, RHP, University of Florida
33) Justin Parker, LHP, Consumnes River JC
34) Kyle Necke, RHP, UC Irvine
35) Robert Giariano, RHP, Fairfield University
36) Jose Iglesias, C, Coastal Carolina University

Real Twins picks Wimmers, Goodrum, Rosario, and Roberts were all on my personal preference list and I am sticking with them. We really seem to be on a similar path this year. I had planned on Rosario in the fourth round and they took him. I was going to go with Phil Gosselin in the fifth, with Roberts as one of my backup plans, then Gosselin went to the Braves with the pick before. Roberts was a monster at High Point this year, with power, speed, and a high walk rate.

I had originally drafted Coastal Carolina senior catcher Jose Iglesias in the sixth round. However, it turns out that right before the draft, he gave scouts indications that he wasn't sure he wanted to even play professional baseball, and as a result he was not drafted at all in real life despite the fact that he's a Johnny Bench Award finalist this year. I would most certainly have not have drafted him as early as the sixth round if I had been privy to this last-second information. Therefore, I am replacing him with RHP Rett Varner, who I was also considering in the sixth round, and moving Iglesias to the bottom of the draft list.