Q&A: Twins top pick Aaron Sabato on staying sharp without minor league season

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We caught up with power hitter Aaron Sabato, the Twins’ 1st round draft pick in June at No. 27. With no minor league season, it’s been a challenge to stay sharp.

***Click the video box on this page to watch our chat with Sabato, and to see him in action***

The 1B/3B/OF from North Carolina signed for $2.75M, which is above the recommended $2.57M slot for pick No. 27.

A draft-eligible sophomore, Sabato had two very good seasons for the Tar Heels. He hit .343/.453/.696 as a freshman with 25 doubles and 18 homers. In the shortened season this year, he his .292/.478/.708 with 6 doubles and 7 homers in just 19 games.

Sabato turned 21-years-old in June. He was teammates as a freshman with Michael Busch, an Inver Grove Heights native and a 1st round pick of the Dodgers last year.