Twins add to Bomba Squad with selection of Aaron Sabato

The Twins added to their Bomba Squad during the 1st round of Wednesday’s MLB Draft. At pick No. 27, they selected North Carolina 1B and power hitter Aaron Sabato.

A Twins source tells our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson, "Conviction in the bat, and the best raw power in this market."

A draft-eligible sophomore, Sabato had 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 last week. He was teammates as a freshman with Michael Busch, an Inver Grove Heights native and a 1st round pick of the Dodgers last year.

Sabato was recommended by Twins scout Ty Dawson. The Twins have three more selections, pick 59 (2nd round), pick 128 (4th round), and pick 158 (5th round) on Thursday.