The Minnesota Twins today selected University of Hawaii pitcher Dylan Thomas in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
The selection comes a year after the Twins picked Thomas in the 38th round. But Thomas turned down that offer to return to UH as a fourth-year junior this past season. This time, Thomas is expected to sign with the Twins.
This past season, Thomas led the Rainbow Warriors with a 2.01 earned-run average, including 1.14 against Big West opponents. In three seasons, Thomas a cumulative 1.96 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. He averaged 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. With 22 walks in 115 innings, his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 5.5-to-1.
Today was the third — and final — day of the draft, with rounds 11 through 40.