The Twins and the draft

The Twins have 18 players who were chosen in the MLB draft on their current roster, including eight first-round picks:

 

Player Pos Rnd Overall Team Year

Joe Mauer 1B 1st 1 Twins 2001

Byron Buxton OF 1st 2 Twins 2012

Jason Castro C 1st 10 Houston 2008

Alex Wimmers P 1st 21 Twins 2010

Glen Perkins* P 1st 22 Twins 2004

Kyle Gibson P 1st 22 Twins 2009

Phil Hughes* P 1st 23 N.Y. Yankees 2004

Jose Berrios P 1st 32 Twins 2012

Matt Belisle P 2nd 52 Atlanta 1998

Eddie Rosario OF 4th 135 Twins 2010

Trevor May* P 4th 136 Philadelphia 2008

Buddy Boshers P 4th 139 L.A. Angels 2008

Tyler Duffey P 5th 160 Twins 2012

Robbie Grossman OF 6th 174 Pittsburgh 2008

Justin Haley* P 6th 211 Boston 2012

Brian Dozier 2B 8th 252 Twins 2009

Taylor Rogers P 11th 340 Twins 2012

Chris Heston P 12th 357 San Francisco 2012

Ryan O’Rourke* P 13th 405 Twins 2010

Chris Gimenez C 19th 557 Cleveland 2004

Craig Breslow P 26th 769 Milwaukee 2002

Hector Santiago* P 30th 915 Chi. White Sox 2006

Brandon Kintzler P 40th 1,182 San Diego 2004

Nik Turley P 50th 1,502 N.Y. Yankees 2008

 

 

Players from outside the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are not drafted:

Player Pos Age From Team Year

Ervin Santana P 18 Dominican Rep. L.A. Angels 2000

Ehire Adrianza IF 17 Venezuela San Fran. 2006

Eduardo Escobar IF 17 Venezuela Chicago WS 2006

Max Kepler RF 16 Germany Twins 2009

Jorge Polanco SS 16 Dominican Rep. Twins 2009

Miguel Sano 3B 16 Dominican Rep. Twins 2009

Kennys Vargas 1B 18 Puerto Rico** Twins 2009

Adalberto Mejia P 18 Dominican Rep. San Fran. 2011

*-on disabled list **-signed out of a Dominican academy after going undrafted