Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

Twins in first place as big draft night arrives

Twins in first place as big draft night arrives

This year, Greene has been ranked the No. 1 draft prospect by both MLB.com's Top 200 Draft Prospects and Baseball America's Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects.

California high school shortstop Royce Lewis was selected first overall by the Minnesota Twins.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Lewis hit.377 with four homers and 25 stolen bases for JSerra Catholic High School.

SS Kurt Stillwell (1983) and INF Nick Senzel (2016) selected with the second overall picks, are the only other players to be drafted that high by the Reds.

At No. 3, the San Diego Padres selected North Carolina prep left-hander MacKenzie Gore, marking the first time since 1990 that the top three picks were all high school players. The guy I would pick is Hunter Greene, a righthanded pitcher from Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, who throws a 102-MPH fastball.

McKay had teams considering whether they should draft him as a pitcher, hitter - or both. Yes, the pick was reportedly in large part because Brendan McKay's number on the table was deemed too high, but keep in mind that Minnesota just landed the most talented high school player in the country. We're just so excited to have him.

The right-handed pitcher and shortstop was taken in the second round of the draft.

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"Once I heard my name called, it was an incredible feeling", Lewis, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 prospect in this year's Draft, said. If McKay went No. 1, then it was likely the Reds would pick up Greene at No. 2, and the Braves might grab Kyle Wright in the No. 5 spot.

In Rogers senior year of high school alone, the big young man threw three no-hitters, one of them being a ideal game.

"He's the best athlete I think I've ever seen", Kay said. As a junior, he had a 1.63 ERA and 5-3 record in 55.2 innings.

In 2001, the top prospects were collegiate pitcher Mark Pryor and high school catcher Joe Mauer. "We see him as an impact player on both sides of the ball".

He hit.324 with six home runs and 28 RBIs while playing a slick shortstop.

Clemson outfielder Chase Pinder, brother of Oakland second baseman Chad Pinder, was selected by St. Louis in the second round.

Alabama high school outfielder Bubba Thompson was the last of the four players at the draft to be selected, going to Texas with the 26th pick. The 2017 MLB Draft continues on Tuesday with rounds 3-10 and concludes on Wednesday with rounds 11-40. The Twins, with the first pick, have more bonus pool money than any other team.

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