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Continued: Baseball in the blood of Twins' top draft pick Gordon

“The one thing I know is that it’s cold in Minnesota,” he said. “Got to get ready for that cold, got to make that adjustment. But if I’m cold, then everyone else is cold. I’m going to enjoy playing in the cold.”

With their second-round pick, the Twins continued their recent trend of drafting power arms and selected Louisville righthander Nick Burdi. The Cardinals’ all-time saves leader has a fastball that has reached 100 mph several times and a slider as hard as 93 mph.

Burdi, 21, is 3-1 with a 0.54 ERA and 16 saves this season. In 33⅓ innings, he has 58 strikeouts, 10 walks and an opponent batting average of .125. There’s a chance he could be one of the first players from this draft to reach the majors. Burdi was drafted by the Twins out of Downers Grove (Ill.) South High in 2011 but opted for college. He threw 92-93 then — which is now how fast his slider is.

“He got a lot better,” Johnson said. “… We pegged him as a reliever coming out of high school. We did see the potential of the fastball getting better, and it has.”

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Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 0 FINAL
Toronto - WP: M. Stroman 8
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 2
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 2 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 4
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Samardzija 13
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 3 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: C. Kimbrel 2
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 13 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 3
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: M. Garza 9
Chicago WSox - WP: H. Noesi 5 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 1 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: A. Crow 2
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 6 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 4
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: H. Iwakuma 0
Montreal 1 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 3
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Edmonton 22
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Brt Columbia
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