fansThe Twins are taking advantage of the timely convergence of multiple things to host the franchise’s first draft party Monday at Target Field, the team announced.

MLB is different from other top U.S. pro leagues in that it holds its draft during the season.

The draft is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, and the Twins have the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since 2001 (when they picked Joe Mauer). They also have a 7:10 p.m. home game against Seattle that night, so the Twins are combining those two events into one.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. as per usual. The Twins will show MLB Network’s coverage of the draft in the stadium and also live interviews with members of the baseball operations staff after the selection is made.

The Twins have remained mum about which player they plan to select, but the three players likely at the top of the draft board are high school phenom Hunter Greene, Louisville lefthander Brendan McKay and Vanderbilt righthander Kyle Wright.

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