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MLB Draft 2012: Byron Buxton Selected By Minnesota Twins With Second Overall Pick

The Minnesota Twins are certainly not the best team in baseball this season, but with the help of the 2012 MLB Draft, the team might be on its way to getting better. It's difficult to judge picks in baseball, but the Twins seem to have made a solid pick with new second overall pick Byron Buxton.


Related: Byron Buxton Scouting Report From John Sickels

The Twins had everyone but first overall pick Carlos Correa available on the board -- even Mark Appel, who was expected to be the top pick -- but, in a move that shouldn't be shocking, they decided to take the high school outfielder from Georgia. The most recent mock drafts indicated this would be the case and, although SB Nation's Minor League Ball ranked him as the fifth best prospect, Buxton seems to have plenty of tools.

Blazing fast, cannon arm, grade A tools but I have enough questions about his bat to put him behind Correa. University of Georgia commitment.

The Twins also have two other picks on Monday night, but neither will be scrutinized as much as Buxton is with the second overall pick.

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