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Minnesota Twins Roster Made Up Mostly Through The MLB Draft

The 2011 MLB Draft is slowly creeping closer to its June 6 start date, and with the Minnesota Twins being as bad as they are, the draft could be important despite the team not picking until the 30th overall selection.

The MLB Draft is probably the least publicized of the four major sports due to players typically going through a couple of years on the minor league circuit, but the Twins current front office regime has made good use of it in the past.

How "good" is probably debatable as the Twins can't seem to string wins together to save their soul this season, but a quick look shows that the 22 of the current Twins on the 40-man roster were selected in the MLB Draft.

Jesse has the complete breakdown over at Twinkie Town, but the breakout by years is as follows: one player each from the 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007 MLB Drafts, two from the 2001 MLB Draft, four from the 2004 MLB Draft and five each from the 2005 and 2006 MLB Drafts.

The player from the 1997 Draft, by the way? Michael Cuddyer.

The more you know, eh?

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.