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MLB Draft 2011 Prospects: Could Grayson Garvin Be The Twins' Target?

With so many players out there to choose from, there are numerous different directions that the Minnesota Twins could take in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. Just like every other sport, there are lots of mock drafts out there that attempt to project these sorts of things.

Keith Law of ESPN.com is one of the foremost authorities when it comes to the MLB Draft, and with the 30th pick in his final 2011 MLB Mock Draft, he has the Minnesota Twins selecting Grayson Garvin, a left-handed pitcher out of Vanderbilt University. (Sorry, Mr. Law's draft is available to ESPN In$iders only).

Garvin is a pretty big guy, standing 6'6" and weighing in at about 220 pounds. According to scouts, his fastball clocks in anywhere from 87-91 miles per hour, although he still has some physical developing to do that could bring that speed up higher. He also has a good change-up and a slow curve ball that he's developing that could also become a good pitch for him. According to ESPN, Garvin "isn't terribly athletic and could stand to clean his body up, after which he may find that velocity more consistent."

Again, with so many players available, the Twins could go in any number of directions, but Law is pretty good at this sort of thing. We will have to keep an eye on this to see how well Law projects the Twins in this year's MLB Draft.

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