Originally written June 02, 2012 on High Cheez:
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 Every year the MLB First Year Player Draft is important, however, this year will mark the first time since 2001 that the Minnesota Twins have a pick in the top 10.  You may remember that in '01 they chose hometown kid Joe Mauer at #1 instead of the highly touted RHP Mark Prior.  That draft worked in favor of the Twins as Mauer is still playing with a career BA of .322 and also was MVP of the league in 2009.  Mark Prior hasn't been so fortunate as he has struggled with injuries his entire career and has only been able to play 5 seasons. This year the Twins are staring at the #2 pick overall and don't want to mess it up.  It will be a chance to get a key, franchise player again and also, with 5 overall picks of the first 72, they will be able to really replenish their depleted farm system. The Houston Astros have the first overall pick and they are tight lipped thus far as to who they are really looking at.  They and the Twins are evaluating both, high school and...
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