Twins officially sign first round pick Aaron Sabato

The Twins have officially signed top draft pick Aaron Sabato. The power-hitting 1B from North Carolina is getting $2.75M, which is above the recommended $2.57M slot.

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 earlier 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.

For a detailed breakdown of Sabato, here’s a link to our interview with Twins scouting director Sean Johnson.