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Twins select UH’s Dylan Thomas earlier this time

  • Video: Paul Honda

    'Iolani center fielder Shane Sasaki got the good news early Tuesday morning when he was drafted in the third round, No. 99 overall, by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. June 4, 2019

  • Video: Paul Honda

    'Iolani center fielder Shane Sasaki got the good news early Tuesday morning when he was drafted in the third round, No. 99 overall, by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. June 4, 2019

  • Video: Paul Honda

    'Iolani center fielder Shane Sasaki got the good news early Tuesday morning when he was drafted in the third round, No. 99 overall, by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. June 4, 2019

  • Video: Paul Honda

    'Iolani center fielder Shane Sasaki got the good news early Tuesday morning when he was drafted in the third round, No. 99 overall, by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. June 4, 2019

  • JAY METZGER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER / 2018

    Right-hander Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa, who was the 2018 Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year out of Baldwin, was drafted for the second year in a row when the Texas Rangers took him in the 30th round, No. 895 overall. Hoopii-Tuionetoa was taken in the 16th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2018 but did not sign and went to Pierce College in Washington instead.

  • COURTESY LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

    Loyola Marymount right-hander Codie Paiva became the 19th Kamehameha alum taken in the MLB draft, tying Punahou for the most from a Hawaii high school, when the Miami Marlins took him in the 22nd round, No. 651 overall. Paiva went 8-5 with a 1.91 ERA as a senior and was named the West Coast Conference pitcher of the year.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM / APRIL 21

    ‘Iolani catcher Micah Yonamine, the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year, went in the 29th round, No. 870 overall, to the Philadelphia Phillies. Yonamine, who signed with Illinois State, hit 11 home runs as a senior.

  • DARRYL OUMI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER / 2013

    Stephen F. Austin right-hander Trayson Kubo, a Leilehua alumnus, was taken in the 24th round, No. 734 overall, by the Oakland Athletics. After spending two years at Western Arizona College, Kubo spent the past two seasons with the Lumberjacks and struck out 64 in 64 innings as a senior. He is the first Leilehua alum selected since Tony Ferreira in 1981.

  • STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 17

    Cal State Bakersfield junior Edgar Barclay became the first St. Joseph alum in Hilo to be taken in the MLB draft when the New York Yankees took him in the 15th round, No. 465 overall. Barclay threw a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against Hawaii this year at Les Murakami Stadium. He finished the season 6-4 with a 3.69 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 902⁄3 innings.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 15

    ‘Iolani center fielder Shane Sasaki was rated the No. 1 prospect in the islands and was No. 191 overall in Baseball America’s pre-draft rankings. He was selected 99th overall on Tuesday by the Tampa Bay Rays. He was a first-team All-State selection, batting .565 with an OPS of 1.459.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Minnesota Twins selected UH right-hander Dylan Thomas in the 13th round, No 389 overall. Thomas is the highest draft pick from UH since the 2011 draft that featured Kolten Wong (Round 1), Lenny Linsky (Round 2) and Blair Walters (Round 11).

A year later and 25 rounds earlier, pitcher Dylan Thomas and the Minnesota Twins have found each other again. Read more

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