A year later and 25 rounds earlier, the Minnesota Twins selected pitcher Dylan Thomas in the 13th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Thomas was the Twins’ 38th-round choice in last year’s draft. But he opted to return to UH as a fourth-year junior.
Thomas and six family members gathered to watch today’s draft on a TV that was hooked up to a computer. A few minutes before the selection, an area scout called Thomas to check on his “sign-ability.” With his Thomas’ assurance confirmed, the Twins then picked him with the 389th overall pick.
Thomas told the Star-Advertiser he definitely will sign. He said contract details and playing destination will be finalized in the coming days.
Pitcher Dakota Engleman-Donovan, who signed with UH in November as part of 2020 class, was picked by the Los Angeles Angels in the 16th round (No. 481 overall). Engleman-Donovan is a sophomore at Central Arizona College who began his career at Oregon State.