2012 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins Select RHP Zach Jones With No. 130 Pick

On the second day of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Minnesota Twins selected right-handed pitcher Zach Jones. Jones is a six-foot-one, 195 pound junior out of San Jose State University and has been clocked in at throwing in the low-90s. He was selected by the Kansas City Royals out of high school in round 24 of the 2009 draft but opted not to sign in order to play at San Jose State.

Here is his profile on San Jose State's official website:

Was named the WAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year and was also on the Preseason All-WAC team as both a relief pitcher and designated hitter...Named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association "Stopper of the Year" Preseason Watch List...Had a team-leading 60 strikeouts and a 3.5-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio...Led the Spartans with 10.00 strikeouts per nine innings...His seven saves on the year tied for the third-most in a single season at San Jose State...Pushed his already-record career saves total as a Spartan to 22...Did not allow an earned run in nine of his 19 total appearances on the mound.

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