Twins Take High Schoolers In Rounds 25 And 26

In Round 25, the Twins picked up a nice prospect in Dillon Baird. Baird is a power hitting third baseman from Prescott High School, and he showed that pop by blasting 12 home runs last season. In the 26th round, they picked up right-handed high school hurler Kyle Mitchell, who at 6'4'', could be a nice find.

In the 25th round, the Minnesota Twins selected high school third baseman Dillon Baird. Baird, who played his high school ball at Prescott High School in Arizona, slugged 12 home runs during his senior season, as he led his school to the playoffs. One interesting fact, he was born a lefty, who taught himself how to bat right handed. After his senior season, he went and visited the University of Arizona, and he is unsure about his future.

It is unlikely he will sign with the Twins, mostly because he said he will only skip college if there were millions of dollars at stake. However, that is the same this Steven Tolleson said last season, and he signed with the Twins. Baird is a good talent, and is he goes to Junior College this year, he would be a nice draft-and-follow for next season.

In the 26th round, the Twins selected right-handed pitcher Kyle Mitchell. Mitchell was a pitcher on A. Crawford Mosley High School's staff, and is big. At 6'4'' he may be ready for pro ball, but no word is out yet.


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