Stevenson Ranch resident Greene goes No. 2 to the Reds

"Mickey Moniak was the No. 1 player taken in last year's Draft from the Southern California ranks".

If the Twins offer a smaller signing bonus to Lewis, however, they could in theory move some of that money to help convince another player to sign at pick No. 35 or 37, for example.

This is the first time the Twins have picked No. 1 since 2001 when they chose Joe Mauer.

Lewis becomes the 11th first-overall pick advised by powerful agent Scott Boras.

There was speculation that the Twins would take a college standout like dual threat Brendan McKay of Louisville or pitcher Kyle Wright of Vanderbilt.

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And while the Reds drafted him as a pitcher, Greene sounded as though he still might have designs on playing the infield, too. Lewis hit.377 with four homers and stole 25 bases for JSerra Catholic High School.

There's also the matter of a newly compressed first-round slotting system under the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated last winter and what that does to the Twins' leverage when attempting to reach a pre-draft deal (or understanding).

Lewis brings a lot of upside as the top high school position player in the draft and the closest prep player to being a five-tool player.

For the past three seasons he played third base and center field while UCLA signee Chase Strumpf handled shortstop duties.

"I might go bowling, eat some cake with the fam and I'm definitely going to jump in the pool right now", the high school shortstop from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., said early Monday evening.

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"I would take him off shortstop", O'Dowd said. But the Twins, who lead the AL Central after going 59-103 a year ago, classified him as a shortstop when Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement at MLB Network studios.

"My body just went numb", Lewis said during an interview with MLB Network.

Sandwiched between Greene and McKay was the Padres' selection of North Carolina high school left-hander MacKenzie Gore, who boasts a distinct high leg kick delivery and some felt was the top arm in the class. Major League Baseball writer Jim Callis tweeted yesterday that he thinks the Twins are going to go with a left-handed pitcher and/or first basemen out of Louisville.

The first-year draft will have 40 rounds.

The Oakland A's used the sixth overall pick on outfielder Austin Beck of North Davidson High School in Lexington, N.C. In 28 games as a senior, Beck batted.590 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs.

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The Indians will make their Rounds 3-10 choices on Tuesday.

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