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Draft underway

Posted at 1:22 PM on June 6, 2006 by Ben Tesch

The baseball draft is underway, and you can follow along on mlb.com.

With the 20th pick in the 1st round, the Twins selected Chino Hills High School (CA) right fielder Chris Parmelee:

A smooth left-handed swing provides line drives now and presents the kind of power potential scouts like. His arm may play in right field and he's a good baserunner, but the bat is what will get him drafted.

With the 64th pick, the Twins selected Joilet Catholic Academy (IL) left fielder William Benson:

He has a power-speed combination that excites scouts. A football star as well, his interest lies on the diamond. He's raw, but projectable.

More picks:
#96: Tyler Robertson - LHP - Bella Vista High School (CA)
#119: Whitney Robbins - 1B - Georgia Tech
#126: Garrett Olson - 3B - Franklin Pierce College
#156: Devin Shepherd - RF - Oxnard High School (CA)

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