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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 01:38 am
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The Minnesota Twins may go the collegiate route over a high school phenom with the first pick of the 2017 MLB Draft next month.

Minnesota's front office is reportedly leaning toward selecting Louisville first baseman/left-hander Brendan McKay with the top pick over high school pitcher Hunter Greene, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.

Nightengale adds the Cincinnati Reds would then likely select Greene with the second pick.

Greene, the No. 1-ranked prospect by Baseball America, opted to shut himself down from pitching last month in order to protect his arm for the draft. The 17-year-old is a two-way talent and has continued to play shortstop, while throwing bullpen sessions to keep his arm in shape.

McKay hit .326 in 13 games with the USA Collegiate National Team and posted a 1.35 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings as a pitcher.

The 2017 MLB Draft takes place June 12.