columnist Jim Callis said of this year's baseball draft: "No team made a better first impression" than the Twins.

He arrived at that conclusion not just by praising the surprising pick of Royce Lewis — which he did, calling the high school shortstop/outfielder "a better combination of hitting ability and tools than any player available" — but also by looking at the Twins' picks spread out over all the rounds.

Writes Callis: "Before this year, the last time the Twins owned the No. 1 overall pick in the draft was 2001. They hit it big with Joe Mauer, but got little else out of the 50 total rounds, save for a few decent seasons out of Nick Blackburn and cups of coffee from Jose Morales and Kevin Cameron. Minnesota has the potential for a much deeper haul this time around."

The Twins' strategy was to spread their bonus pool over many players, which it sounds like picking Lewis will enable them to do.

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