For the second straight year the Minnesota Twins selected University of Hawaii pitcher Dylan Thomas in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Thomas was tabbed by the Twins in the 13th round one year after being selected in the 38th round by the organization.
Thomas turned down the offer from Minnesota last season and returned to UH for his redshirt junior season. This time, Thomas says he intends to sign with the Twins and begin his pro career.
This past season, “DT” earned second team All-Big West Conference honors as a closing pitcher, posting a 2.01 ERA with a 4-4 record and four saves.
Thomas ranked 25th nationally in ERA (2.01), while leading UH with 20 appearances with three starts. His 59 strikeouts was best on the club, while limiting batters to a .209 average while coming in 66th nationally in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.54).
Thomas ranks second in UH history for career ERA – 1.96. And is tied for the second-most career saves in Hawai’i history with 27.
Wednesday marks as the third and final day of the draft, with rounds 11 through 40.