Twins Go With Position Players To Open Day 2

The Twins went the position player route once again to open up day 2, picking up two infielders, and a catcher. In the 19th round they picked up University of Miami third baseman Daniel Valencia. In the 20th, they picked up Gil Buenrostro, a catcher from Cuesta College. And with the 21st round pick, the went with a shortstop, Eric Santiago from the prestigous Miami Dade CC.

In the 19th round, the Twins selected University of Miami shortstop Danny Valencia. Valencia transferred to Miami and went on to hit over .300 for the Hurricanes. He has a nice stroke from the right side, and could project to either of the corner infield positions. Soft hands, and good agility, he was groomed well at the University of Miami.

In the 20th round, the Twins picked up Gil Buenrostro from Cuesta College. Buenrostro put together a nice season for Cuesta last year, batting .311 from his catching position. He also led the team with nine home runs, and showed a knack for picking up big hits in big spots. He was also plunked a team-best 14 times.

In the 21st round, Minnesota picked up slick-fielding shortstop Eric Santiago. Santiago played at Miami Dade Community College, which has produced numerous Major League stars. If he can improve and reach his potential, they may have to add his name to their already stellar list of stars.


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