Leading up to the 2012 MLB draft, Twins officials talked about the importance of getting it right and not missing on the number two overall pick they had in their hip pocket. According to the experts, they hit a homerun with outfielder Byron Buxton.
Buxton, who many view as the most talented player in this year's class. The 6-foot-2 outfielder out of Appling County High School in Georgia hit .513 with 17 doubles and 35 RBI's this season for his high school team. Yet his speed is listed as his strongest attribute. Buxton stole 38 bases this season as a senior.
The Twins, who collected two selections in the supplemental round selected Jose Berrios, a right-handed pitcher from Puerto Rico with the 32nd selection. Berrio has a fastball that averages 92-94 mph, but tops out at 96.
They then selected Luke Bard, a right-handed relief pitcher from Georgia Tech with the 42nd selection. Bard worked 27 1/3 innings for the Yellow Jackets this past season recording a .99 ERA.