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Pitt righty Mildren goes to Twins in Round 12

Pitt righty Mildren goes to Twins in Round 12

Pitt righty Mildren goes to Twins in Round 12

In the 12th round, No. 350 overall, Minnesota selected right-hander Ethan Mildren.

The junior out of Pittsburgh is the first Panther drafted by the Twins. In 2013 he pitched 114 2/3 innings for a 2.35 ERA. With a 10-3 record, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound righty went seven-plus innings in 13 of his 15 starts and struck out 76.

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"He won't light up the gun -- he's 90-91 [mph] -- but he throws straight and we think he's a starter," scouting director Deron Johnson said.

He also earned first-team All Big East honors in 2013.

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

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