In Round 15, Twins nab college lefty Penilla

In Round 15, Twins nab college lefty Penilla

With the 440th pick overall in round 15, Minnesota drafted left-hander Derrick Penilla out of Mount San Antonio College.

Penilla led the Mounties with 90 1/3 innings in 2013 as he went 6-3 on the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 32 walks in 16 appearances -- 14 of which he started.

"He's got a good changeup and his fastball is anywhere from 87 to 91 [mph]," scouting director Deron Johnson said. "He's not a hard thrower, but he throws strikes and he's got a pretty breaking ball."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound left-hander was the second lefty the Twins have picked up.

Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.