January 6, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #45 Derek McCallum

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #45 | Derek McCallum

Position | Second Base

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

| March 22, 1988 (Shoreview, Minnesota)

School | University of Minnesota

| 5'11''

| 175 lbs.

2009 Ranking | Not Ranked

The Twins drafted Derek McCallum in the 4th round of the 2009 draft. Born and raised in Minnesota, the Twins originally showed interest in McCallum in 2006 when they drafted him in the 50th round. He decided to go to the University of Minnesota and after two pedestrian years, McCallum erupted in his Junior year hitting .409/.485/.741 with 18 home runs in 232 at-bats. The Twins signed McCallum quickly and sent him to Tennessee where he played second base for the Elizabethton Twins. McCallum's transition using a wood bat didn't turn out as well as when he played for the St. Cloud River Bats (where he placed 2nd in NWL MVP voting), he hit .241/.310/.382 with 19 extra-base hits for the Twins. As a former shortstop, McCallum plays a good second base.

2009 Statistics
          Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR    wRC+
          R         57    260    .241    .310    .382      19      5      91

2010 Outlook

McCallum will start the 2010 season in Beloit. He could move quickly but expect him to remain in Beloit for most, if not all, of the 2010 season.


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