Will The Twins Sign Aaron Senne?

The Twins selected Aaron Senne with their 13th round pick, and he is one of the only top selections not to sign yet. An expert has informed us that they are a ways apart in contract negotations, and Senne now only has a few weeks left to decide between the Twins and the University of Missouri.

In June, the Twins drafted Rochester, Minnesota native Aaron Senne in the 13th round of this years Major League Draft. Senne, who has the option of attending the University of Missouri on a baseball scholarship, has only a few weeks remaining before he will need to decide whether to forgo a professional career and begin classes at Missou.

This weekend Senne participated in the Minnesota American Legion championship tournament in Minnetonka, Minnesota. His Rochester team played a total of 5 games with Senne winning the tournament's Most Outstanding Player Award:

26 ab 14 runs 19 hits 6 doubles 5 home runs 15 rbi .731Ave 1.290SLG

The left handed Senne also pitched 6.1 innings with 9 strikeouts. With a performance like this in the championship tournament it is clear that Senne was the top player in the State of Minnesota, a player who is at his best in the biggest games.

A reliable source has indicated that the Twins and Senne are approximately $200,000 apart in their contract discussions. Although one never knows which players signed out of high school will eventually make it all the way to a big league club, Senne appears to be a quality player who will have a reasonable chance of doing so. Will the Twins and Senne be able to bridge this gap before he begins classes at Missouri? All Twins fans should hope that the parties find a common ground so that Aaron can begin working his way through the Twins system.

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