With the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft the Twins selected 18 year old outfielder Byron Buxton from Appling County High School in Georgia. According to scouts, the 6-2 175lb right-handed Buxton is a five-tool player that most believe has the most upside of any player in the draft. He is most compared to current MLB outfielders B.J. and Justin Upton. Check out a video of Buxton Below.

 This Twins passed on the highest rated pitcher in the draft Mark Appel out of Stanford who was expected to go first overall to the Astros but ended up falling in the draft. When it comes to the MLB draft and any other draft for that matter my belief is the team should draft based on best player available instead of drafting on needs, especially with a high pick in the draft. In this case the Twins did the right thing by selecting the player they thought was the top player available and not picking a pitcher just because they have needs at that position. The Twins have plenty of other picks to select pitchers and fill their need at that position.

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