Twins sign #1 overall pick Lewis

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today the signing of their first overall selection, shortstop Royce Lewis from JSerra Catholic High School, whom they selected with the first overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old high school senior was rated as a top prospect in the draft by MLB.com. A versatile position player, Lewis played third base and center field at the start of his high school career before playing solely shortstop as a senior. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Lewis was named the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year in California and Trinity … Continue reading Twins sign #1 overall pick Lewis

Twins complete 2017 MLB Draft

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have completed the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Twins finished the draft on the third day selecting 30 players in rounds 11-40. In all, the Twins selected 18 right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers, nine infielders, eight outfielders and three catchers. Of the 41 total players selected, 31 were drafted out of college and 10 out of high school. The Twins selected one player from Minnesota, 34th round selection Max Meyer from Woodbury High School.   TWINS 2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT   JUNE 12, 2017 ROUND       PLAYER                        … Continue reading Twins complete 2017 MLB Draft

Rashad, Moss to be added to Vikings’ Ring of Honor

Eden Prairie, MN (June 14, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings will induct a pair of legendary wide receivers in the club’sRing of Honor in 2017- Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad. Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf alerted both players of the honor earlier today.   “Randy and Ahmad are two of the most recognizable and decorated players in Vikings history,” said Wilf. “They were great players who made their marks on the NFL during their careers and were highly respected by teammates and opponents. They are as proud of their Vikings roots as we are to have them in our football family … Continue reading Rashad, Moss to be added to Vikings’ Ring of Honor

Twins pick three on MLB draft’s first day

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins  selected shortstop Royce Lewis from JSerra Catholic High School (CA), with the first overall selection in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. In addition, the Twins also selected outfielder Brent Rooker from Mississippi State with the 35th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round A, and right-handed pitcher Landon Leach from Pickering High School (Ont., CAN) with the 37th overall pick in the second round. RD (#)        PLAYER                   POS    B/T     HT       WT      DOB    HOMETOWN                           SCHOOL        SCOUT 1 (1)            Royce Lewis           SS        R/R     6-1      185     6/5/99          Aliso Viejo, CA     … Continue reading Twins pick three on MLB draft’s first day

Twins take SS Royce Lewis with #1 overall pick in MLB draft

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected shortstop Royce Lewisfrom JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA with the first overall selection in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old high school senior was rated as a top prospect in the draft by MLB.com. A versatile position player, Lewis played third base and center field at the start of his high school career before playing solely shortstop as a senior. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Lewis was named the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year in California … Continue reading Twins take SS Royce Lewis with #1 overall pick in MLB draft