Bert Blyleven

The Twins picked Blyleven in the third round of the 1969 draft, and sent him to pitch in the Gulf Coast League. He earned a mid-season promotion to the Class A Florida State League, where he took the mound for the Orlando Twins. He started the 1970 season at Triple-A with the American Association’s Evansville Triplets, and was called up to Minnesota in June of that year.