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Twins take PR prep shortstop Molina in 11th round

Twins take PR prep shortstop Molina in 11th round

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With their 11th-round pick, No. 320 overall, the Twins selected high school shortstop Nelson Molina.

Molina, 18, is ranked as the No. 5 prospect from Puerto Rico by Baseball America.

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The 6-foot-3, 175-pounder from Arecibo, P.R., bats left-handed. He has above-average speed and is steady defensively, possessing a good arm.

"He's got a nice body," scouting director Deron Johnson said. "We think he's a true shortstop and we think he's got a nice left-handed swing."

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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