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2008 Minnesota Twins Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmSignedNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
200811414TwinsYAaron Hicks (minors)OF1.9370114628.223.644HSWoodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
200812727Twins via AngelsY*Carlos Gutierrez (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
20081s3131TwinsY*Shooter Hunt (minors)RHP4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
200826014TwinsYTyler Ladendorf (minors)SS-0.454650.123.3031000.002.000JCHoward College (Big Spring, TX)
200839215TwinsYBobby Lanigan (minors)RHP4YrAdelphi University (Garden City, NY)
2008412614TwinsYDaniel Ortiz (minors)OFHSBenjamin Harrison HS (Cayey, PR)
2008515614TwinsYNicholas Romero (minors)3B4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
2008618614TwinsYB.J. Hermsen (minors)RHPHSWest Delaware HS (Manchester, IA)
2008721614TwinsYDan Osterbrock (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
2008824614TwinsYJeff Lanning (minors)C4YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
2008927614TwinsYMike Gonzales (minors)1BJCDiablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)
20081030614TwinsYEvan Bigley (minors)OF4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
20081133614TwinsYDominic De La Osa (minors)2B4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
20081236614TwinsYKyle Carr (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
20081339614TwinsYMichael Harrington (minors)OF4YrCollege of Charleston (Charleston, SC)
20081442614TwinsYBlayne Weller (minors)RHPHSKey West HS (Key West, FL)
20081545614TwinsYDavid Coulon (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
20081648614TwinsNKolten Wong (minors)2B5.3416133128.248.678HSKamehameha HS (Kea'au, HI)
20081751614TwinsYBlake Martin (minors)LHP4YrLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
20081854614TwinsNMatthew Nohelty (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
20081957614TwinsYBruce Pugh (minors)RHPJCHillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
20082060614TwinsNAaron Barrett (minors)RHP0.5900090633.471.260JCWabash Valley College (Mount Carmel, IL)
20082163614TwinsYSteven Blevins (minors)RHP4YrMarshall University (Huntington, WV)
20082266614TwinsNKyle Witten (minors)RHPJCBakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA)
20082369614TwinsNChristopher Odegaard (minors)RHP4YrMinnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, MN)
20082472614TwinsNLionel Morrill (minors)OFHSVauxhall HS (Vauxhall, AB)
20082575614TwinsYAlex Curry (minors)RHPJCCypress College (Cypress, CA)
20082678614TwinsYYanery Vasquez (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
20082781614TwinsNJerico Weitzel (minors)2BHSRidgway HS (Ridgway, PA)
20082884614TwinsYNate Hanson (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
20082987614TwinsNJoe Loftus (minors)3BHSAcademy of the Holy Angels HS (Richfield, MN)
20083090614TwinsYMichael Tonkin (minors)RHP-0.312520.000.000125324.311.400HSPalmdale HS (Palmdale, CA)
20083193614TwinsNLee Ridenhour (minors)RHPHSShawnee Mission West HS (Overland Park, KS)
20083296614TwinsNAdam Conley (minors)LHP2.140590.153.316401273.821.360HSOlympia HS (Olympia, WA)
20083399614TwinsNLuke Yoder (minors)OF4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
200834102614TwinsNAdam Purdy (minors)RHPHSPell City HS (Pell City, AL)
200835105614TwinsNSamuel Ryan (minors)CHSTartan HS (Oakdale, MN)
200836108614TwinsNMiers Quigley (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
200837111614TwinsYJavier Brown (minors)SSJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
200838114614TwinsNAlex Mendez (minors)LHPHSBishop Moore HS (Orlando, FL)
200839117614TwinsNSteve Proscia (minors)3BHSDon Bosco Preparatory HS (Ramsey, NJ)
200840120614TwinsNWade Kapteyn (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Evansville (Evansville, IN)
200841123614TwinsNPat Lehman (minors)RHP4YrGeorge Washington University (Washington, DC)
200842126614TwinsNRiley Boening (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
200843129614TwinsNJeffrey Pickering (minors)LHPHSNitro HS (Nitro, WV)
200844132614TwinsNColby Sokol (minors)OFHSEmerald Ridge HS (Puyallup, WA)
200845135514TwinsNMike Spina (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
200846138314TwinsNLyndon Eusea (minors)OFHSHahnville HS (Boutte, LA)
200847141014TwinsNTom Farmer (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Akron (Akron, OH)
200848143714TwinsNGeorge Springer (minors)OF10.8342132765.258.816HSAvon Old Farms School (Avon, CT)
200849146414TwinsNJ.R. Bromberg (minors)RHPJCLos Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
200850149114TwinsNTyler Anderson (minors)LHP3.520351.114.40519563.541.290HSValley HS (Las Vegas, NV)

*Compensation Picks
Carlos Gutierrez (Twins-1) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Torii Hunter
Shooter Hunt (Twins-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Torii Hunter

52 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (15%). Total of 23.4 WAR, or 2.9 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.