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Updated: June 5th, 2014 8:51pm
A look at Twins first rounders in past decade, plus other No. 5 picks

A look at Twins first rounders in past decade, plus other No. 5 picks

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins on Thursday made Nick Gordon the fifth pick in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The shorstop from a Florida high school is the son of Tom "Flash" Gordon and Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon's brother. 

How well have the Twins done in the first round recently? Here's a look at their first-round picks, not including the compensation round, since Joe Mauer was taken first overall. 

Year

No. overall

Player

Position

Level

2014

5

Nick Gordon

SS

High school

2013

4

Kohl Stewart

RHP

High school

2012

2

Byron Buxton

OF

High school

2011

30

Levi Michael

SS

College

2010

21

Alex Wimmers

RHP

College

2009

22

Kyle Gibson

RHP

College

2008

14

Aaron Hicks

OF

High school

2008

27

Carlos Gutierrez

RHP

College

2007

28

Ben Revere

OF

High school

2006

20

Chris Parmelee

OF/1B

High school

2005

25

Matt Garza

RHP

College

2004

20

Trevor Plouffe

SS

High school

2004

22

Glen Perkins

LHP

College

2004

25

Kyle Waldrop

RHP

High school

2003

21

Matt Moses

3B

High school

2002

20

Denard Span

OF

High school

2001

1

Joe Mauer

C

High school

Bold=on the Twins 25-man roster

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Here's a look at the players who were picked 5th overall in the past 10 years.

Year

Player

Team

Position

Level

2014

Nick Gordon

Twins

SS

HS

2013

Clint Frazier

Indians

OF

HS

2012

Kyle Zimmer

Royals

RHP

College

2011

Bubba Starling

Royals

OF

HS

2010

Drew Pomeranz

Indians

LHP

College

2009

Matt Hobgood

Orioles

RHP

HS

2008

Buster Posey

Giants

C

College

2007

Matt Wieters

Orioles

C

College

2006

Brandon Morrow

Mariners

RHP

College

2005

Ryan Braun

Brewers

3B

College

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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