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

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.