Day 2 of baseball draft sees pair of Minnesotans taken; Twins pick 8 more


A pair of Minnesotans were drafted during the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft.

The Pioneer Press notes that Maple Grove native Roman Collins was taken in the fifth round by the Kansas City Royals and Hugo's Travis Neubeck went in the seventh round to the Miami Marlins.

Collins played outfield at Florida Atlantic University this past season.

The school notes that he drove in a Conference USA-best 59 runs and led the league with five triples. Collins also finished with 7 home runs and totaled 25 extra-base hits while starting all 61 games for the Owls.

The highlight of Collins' season came March 18, when the outfielder finished a game against Bethune-Cookman with seven RBIs.

Neubeck, a pitcher and catcher at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, was one of three Falcons named All-Region. He was 7-2 with a 3.04 ERA and struck out 69 in 71 innings. During his last outing, Neubeck fired a five-hit shutout against Marshalltown in the Region 11 tournament, while striking out nine.

Twins select eight on Day 2 of the draft

The Twins were busy on the second day of the draft too, selecting eight players.

  • 3rd round, 80th overall – Travis Blankenhorn, 3B, Pottsville Area HS (PA)
  • 4th round, 110th overall – Trey Cabbage, 3B, Grainger HS (TN)
  • 5th round, 140th overall – Alex Robinson, LHP, Maryland (MD)
  • 6th round, 170th overall – Christopher Paul, RF, UC Berkley (CA)
  • 7th round, 200th overall – Jovani Moran, LHP, Puerto Rico
  • 8th round, 230th overall – Kolton Kendrick, 1B, Oak Forest Academy (LA)
  • 9th round, 260th overall – LaMonte Wade, CF, Maryland (MD)
  • 10th round, 290th overall – Sean Miller, SS, USC Aiken (SC)

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

minnesota state fair

Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

Screen Shot 2021-01-15 at 2.16.44 PM

Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

DPS John Harrington

DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

snow, slush (submitted photo, ok to use)

Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

tim walz

Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

BMTN 900x450 (8)

Company that falsely promised student loan forgiveness banned from MN

It's also been ordered to repay $11,499 in fees taken from Minnesotans.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID update for January 15

Hospitalizations are the lowest in Minnesota since October 25.


Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.