Twins Take Two Lefties As They Close Day 1

With their final two picks of Day 1 of the 2006 June Draft, the Twins went back to a familiar road, selecting two pitchers. The rest of day one had been pretty position player heavy, and the Twins were able to pick up two lefties right before the day ended.

The Twins ended a successful day one by selecting two left-handed pitchers, Andrew Oliver from Vermilion High School in Ohio with the 17th round pick, and Christopher Anderson from Northern Essex CC with their 18th round pick. Oliver is a big lefty, who at 6'4, can be intimidating on the mound. He throws low-90s heat, but he has often been criticized for a lack of command with his pitches. He also throws a changeup, and a slider.

Anderson is only 5'10'' but he has a great tenacity about him. While he does not have the typical pitcher's frame, he has not let that affect him to this point, and the Twins have the coaches to make him dominating. We'll be back tomorrow for rounds 19-50.


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