Major League Baseball draft

When: First and second rounds Monday (7 p.m.); rounds 3-10 Tuesday (1 p.m.); rounds 11-40 Wednesday (noon).


Top prospects:


Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn; Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech; Nick Madrigal, IF, Oregon State; Brady Singer, RHP, Florida; Jonathan India, IF, Florida; Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State; Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge HS (Glendale, Ariz.); Nolan O’Gorman, IF, O’Connor HS (Phoenix); Travis Swaggerty, OF, South Alabama; Cole Winn, RHP, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS.


First-round order:

(Teams can’t trade picks, slot value listed in parentheses)

 1. Detroit ($8,096,300)

 2. San Fran. ($7,494,600)

 3. Philadelphia ($6,947,500)

 4. Chicago White Sox

 5. Cincinnati

 6. New York Mets

 7. San Diego

 8. Atlanta

 9. Oakland

10. Pittsburgh

11. Baltimore

12. Toronto

13. Miami

14. Seattle

15. Texas

16. Tampa Bay

17. Los Angeles Angels

18. Kansas City

19. St. Louis

20. Twins ($3,231,700)

21. Milwaukee

22. Colorado

23. New York Yankees

24. Chicago Cubs

25. Arizona

26. Boston

27. Washington

28. Houston

29. Cleveland

30. Los Angeles Dodgers


Possible Twins picks, according to mock drafts:

• Ryan Rolison, LHP

Ole Miss (Baseball America and ESPN)

• Logan Gilbert, RHP

Stetson (

• Ryan Weathers, LHP

Loretto (Tenn.) HS (Bleacher Report)



Denard Span, OF, Twins

A solid outfielder throughout his career, he led the NL with 184 hits in 2014.


C.C. Sabathia, LHP, Indians

Is 239-147 in his career, and tormented the Twins during his days with Cleveland.


Torii Hunter, OF, Twins

Twins have had success drafting center fielders, and he was one of their best.


Mike Mussina, RHP, Orioles

Twins scouted the probable Hall of Famer at Stanford ... then drafted Todd Ritchie.


Bob Welch, RHP, Dodgers

Won 211 games in his career. Went 27-6 in 1990 while with the Athletics.

Twins’ past five picks


(1st overall)

Royce Lewis, SS, Class A Cedar Rapids

Batting .307 for the Kernels while playing solid shortstop. One of the better prospects in the game, he turns 19 on Tuesday.


(15th overall)

Alex Kirilloff, OF, Class A Cedar Rapids

Missed all of 2017 after Tommy John surgery, but is lighting up the Midwest League, hitting .332 with 10 home runs.


(6th overall)

Tyler Jay, LHP, Class AA Chattanooga

Plagued by injuries. Attempts to make him a starter failed. Has a 1.96 ERA this year but needs to cut down on walks.


(5th overall)

Nick Gordon, SS, Class AAA Rochester

Can hit and has ignored persistent rumblings that he’s a better fit at second base. Batting .327 in 14 games after promotion.


(4th overall)

Kohl Stewart, RHP, Class AA Chattanooga

Twins have been patient with Stewart, whose strikeout rate is up. But he has a 6.60 ERA in 10 games with the Lookouts.