When Zander Wiel wasn't ranked in BA's top 500, an eyebrow was raised. When Zander lasted to the Twins pick in the 12th round, people started talking about the possibility of him coming back.
That was never going to happen. The big first baseman was not only a RS Junior... he got his degree this May. He'd started for the bulk of three years. He'd reached two CWS Finals. He has a CWS Championship on his resume. He's batted 4th for the bulk of this time. He graduated. He did impersonations of everyone else on the team.
In short, he's done everything we could have possibly hoped he would.
Now, he leg-kicked his way to a pro contract.
...and we salute him for it. Here's to you, Zander.
Years of hard work and support from others has helped me get to this point. Thankful to start this… https://t.co/JUn5ctWNvC— Zander Wiel (@Zander_Wiel) July 11, 2015
I hope you get to Minnesota as fast as possible to play for the... and twins!!!
Here's to you, Zander. Also, here's to the Twins.
Please don't drink that Colorado piss water.
Now, we don't know how much money Minnesota offered Zander, but I think we know what he'd do if it was a million dollars.
And for no reason but because I'm on an Office Space kick...
Make sure to keep refreshing MLB.com to find out when Buehler and Swanson ink their deals.