The Twins had a strong first day, picking up high school stud Kohl Stewart with the fourth overall pick and snagging LSU right-hander Ryan Eades with their second-round selection. Both picks filled a need for the pitching-starved organization.
They started Day 2 by selecting a future battery mate for Stewart and Eades, Mississippi's Stuart Turner.
It only took one season at Ole Miss for Turner to establish himself as the top catcher in the conference. Before joining the Rebels, Turner excelled at Division II LSU-Eunice. Defensively, Turner is a future Gold Glover. His performance at the plate will be key to how high he rises, however, and scouts worry about his ability to make consistent contact.
With their next pick, the Twins got projectable high school lefty Stephen Gonsalves.
Gonsalves looked incredible last summer on the showcase circuit, even though his velocity isn't as impressive as one would expect from a 6'5'', 200-pound pitcher. His best secondary pitch is a changeup, which has above-average potential at the next level.
With later picks, Minnesota chose right-hander Aaron Slegers, who helped guide Indiana to a Big Ten championship this season, and Florida prep catcher Brian Navarreto, who has shown excellent power at the plate and impressive skills behind it.
All in all, the Twins have had a great first two days.