Twins scouting director Sean Johnson previews this week’s MLB Draft

The Twins have four picks in this week’s five round MLB Draft. They sacrificed a pick when signing 3B Josh Donaldson, and traded a compensatory pick in the move for SP Kenta Maeda.

We talked with Twins scouting director Sean Johnson on Monday afternoon about the atypical nature of this year’s pre-draft process, what the mock drafts are predicting, how confident they are, and more.

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The Twins have picks 27 (1st round), 59 (2nd round), 128 (4th round), and 158 (5th round). After a multi-day cooling off period, like many organizations, they’ll chase some undrafted free agents. They can sign guys for up to $20K.

Locally, Woodbury native and Gophers pitcher Max Meyer is expected to go in the top-10. Johnson is a big fan, but fully acknowledges that Meyer won’t come close to getting to pick No. 27. Ramsey native and University of Jacksonville pitcher Trent Palmer also has a good shot to get drafted, although Johnson said it’s unlikely to be by the Twins.