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Gophers coach confident Max Meyer will be worthy top MLB draft pick

KSTP Sports
Created: June 10, 2020 09:20 AM

Wednesday brings us the first round of the MLB Draft, and Gophers pitcher Max Meyer is expected to go top-10.

KSTP sports director Joe Schmit talked to Gophers coach John Anderson about why Meyer is worthy of such a top-billing.

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The Royals at 4, Blue Jays at 5, Mariners at 6, Padres at 8, and Rockies at 9 have done a ton of work on Meyer. If he does go top-10, he'd be the first Gophers pitcher in their 132-year history to achieve that.

The last Minnesotan to go top-10 was Joe Mauer out of Cretin-Derham Hall high school to the Twins at No. 1 overall in 2001.

Meyer pitched in high school for Woodbury.


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