Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Twins to draft future ace?
By Jason A. Churchill
The First-Year Player Draft is in three weeks (June 6-8) and ESPN Insider's Keith Law released his first Mock Draft this week, projecting the Minnesota Twins, who have the fourth overall pick, to go with Jonathan Gray of Oklahoma.
Gray has the best fastball in the class, earning an 80 grade on the 20-80 scale, and the right-hander also employs a slider and changeup that are above average at present. His timetable to the majors could get him in a big-league uniform inside of two years.
Gray tested positive for Adderall, but the industry may or may not feel that warrants Gray sliding down drat boards. The Twins' rebuild could be shortened a bit by getting a talent like Gray in their system to team with Alex Meyer and Kyle Gibson.