As you might know, MLB's first-year player draft begins on Monday night. The Minnesota Twins have the no. 1 pick, and it seems increasingly likely they'll spend that on a collegiate pitcher -- just, perhaps, not the one everyone is expecting. Over the last few weeks, the Twins have been connected to Vanderbilt's Kyle Wright. According to MLB.com's Jim Callis, however, the Twins may now be favoring Louisville's Brendan McKay: Though the teams selecting behind the Twins think they're leaning toward Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright, I started hearing whispers Thursday night that Minnesota prefers Louisville two-way star Brendan McKay. That noise is getting louder Friday, and I now believe the Twins will take McKay No. 1, as a left-handed pitcher rather than a first baseman, unless California high school righty Hunter Greene overwhelms them in his visit to Target Field on Friday afternoon. Of course, reports like these always demand a side serving of salt. Remember, the Twins might pick before everyone else, but they still have reason to posture -- namely, they could be trying to bait Wright into a lower signing bonus in exchange for being selected first.
Twins reportedly leaning toward a surprise at No. 1 overall
CBS Sports | Jun 10