Minnesota Twins Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

1989Minnesota Twins75.4
1969Minnesota Twins50.9
2001Minnesota Twins38.6
1994Minnesota Twins37.9
1991Minnesota Twins35.7

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1973Minnesota Twins-2.5
1988Minnesota Twins-2.2
1970Minnesota Twins-0.9
1983Minnesota Twins0.0
1992Minnesota Twins0.1
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
1969355Bert Blyleven48.3
200111Joe Mauer34.2
1989125Chuck Knoblauch33.6
19918206Brad Radke24.9
199426715Corey Koskie23.2
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200012Adam Johnson-0.5
199113Dave McCarty-3.7
198713Willie Banks4.5
198214Bryan Oelkers-1.7
199915B.J. GarbeNo MLB Experience
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199426715Corey Koskie23.2
197817432Kent Hrbek20.4
197226596Lyman Bostock11.7
199113336Matt Lawton9.9
199020544Damian Miller8.2
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
2008481437George Springer24.6
198311Tim Belcher19.2
198837961Aaron Sele19.1
19698175Rick Burleson17.8
197218Dick Ruthven16.6
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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