MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins have a pretty good track record of drafting high school quarterbacks.
In 2001, they took the hometown kid, Cretin-Derham Hall quarterback and catcher Joe Mauer, with the No. 1 overall pick. Mauer chose baseball over football despite having an offer to play quarterback at Florida State. That decision has turned out OK for both Mauer and the Twins, as the St. Paul native has won three batting titles and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 2009.
Last year, it was Georgia high school outfielder Byron Buxton who went second overall to the Twins. Buxton was also a high school quarterback but didn't have the same types of offers that Mauer did to play college football. Buxton has already developed into perhaps the Twins' best minor league prospect and one of the best in baseball.
Thursday, the Twins once again took a quarterback with the confidence that he'll hang up his football pads in exchange for baseball cleats. Rig...