Originally written on Down with Goldy  |  Last updated 6/4/12
So, DWG emailed me and asked me to do a Twins' draft analysis.  I thought I was crushing it with like 2 posts in a week, but I guess more is expected here at DownWithGoldy.com.  Hope I don't get burned out.  Speaking of DWG, is that what you guys and gal(s) know him as?  I mean, he doesn't use his real name and he posts as WWWWWWW, what's that all about?  I also call him Frosty sometimes, but that's some obscure reference to a Simpson's episode that no one watched or cared about.  So, he's DWG until further notice.

DWG posted that the Twins needed to go with one of the big arms at #2 in the draft.  With Baltimore selecting Puerto-Rican shortstop and best Carlos available, Carlos Correa; the door was open for the Twins to pick their favorite mega-arm.  They ended up taking a guy with a 99 MPH fastball, but he's a HS outfielder.  Georgia high-schooler Byron Buxton (Appling County High) is considered by most to have the biggest upside in this draft.  He's the protypical "five-tool" player; speed, range, power, average and overall sexiness.  Check that, arm strength is the fifth one.  Watch the video below, he has great bat speed and you can see the pop he gets off of the bat.  He has tremendous outfield range and I've mentioned the arm strength.  He has a 6.6 second 60 yard dash.  He's drawn comparisons as a prospect to BJ Upton. 



The downsides of Buxton are twofold:  1) he's not a pitcher and 2) he's 18.  We'll have to wait a few years to see if he's the beast that many think he could be.  Where will the Twins be at that time and how will they cope in the meantime?  Will a 32 year old Mauer be anchoring the lineup in 3 years or sapping the payroll?  Also, what of Arcia, Hicks, Benson and the other OF prospects?  Chopped liver?  Many of the top collegiate pitchers of late have taken about 100 innings of minor league pitching before reaching the majors.  Appel could be such a player. You can't whine too much about the player with the most upside though. 

Country Musician Sarah Buxton
More to come as picks roll in.  Remember, the Twins go #32, #42 and #63.  I'm not staying up all night DWG, or whatever your name is.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Gerald McCoy keeps the Jameis Winston hype in check

Gronkowski family to appear on 'Family Feud'

WATCH: Lloyd McClendon has all-time meltdown

Drew Bledsoe defends Tom Brady over Deflategate

Did Heat offer Dwyane Wade less than $10 million per season?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

David Ortiz brushes aside talk of being 'washed up'

USA Women’s World Cup roster verdict: No excuse not to win

UCF had no idea UConn was creating a rivalry trophy

Cam Newton signs five-year, $103M extension with Panthers

Devils introduce new head coach John Hynes

Report: Heat could make a run at Kevin Durant

Russell Wilson on future with Seahawks: 'We'll see what happens'

QB Blake Sims misses playing for Alabama

WATCH: Joc Pederson hits longest home run of the season

WATCH: Joey Gallo homers in first career game

Former Mississippi State cheerleader suing ESPN after hit by golf cart

Jackson says Bills plan to give McCoy 300-plus carries

McCoy not happy Perryman played dodgeball while injured

College football playoff schedule for 2015: New Year's Eve?

How the Chicago Blackhawks are thriving in salary cap era

Report: Klay Thompson cleared for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Pettine views latest Manziel incident as a ‘non-story’

Nationals need Taylor to produce in Werth’s absence

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

USA Women’s World Cup: No excuse not to win

Projecting rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

What Peterson's return means

The Bulls and the culture of fitting in

X-factors for Cavs and Warriors

Pujols: Angels not 'Mike Trout show'

Adrian Peterson returns to Vikings

Chicago Bulls agree to deal with Fred Hoiberg

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

UAB fans celebrate football reinstatement

Sanchez backs off dismissal of Tebow

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.