MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins chose Cal State-Fullerton right-hander Adam Johnson with the second overall pick in Monday's Major League Baseball draft.
Johnson, 6-2, was 7-4 with a 2.72 ERA and six complete games for Cal State-Fullerton this season. He struck out 166 in 119 1-3 innings.
The 20-year-old, who was named the Big West Conference pitcher of the year, set a school record for career strikeouts with 365 in three seasons.
''He had an outstanding year and he owns a solid arsenal of pitches,'' said Twins scouting director Mike Radcliff. ''He has strikeout ability and shows the durability to be a starter. He is emotional and aggressive and has the potential to progress more quickly than most of this year's crop of pitchers.''
Johnson, from San Jose, Calif., also was a standout at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, where he was a Twins draftee in the 25th round in 1997.
Rounding out the Twins' top 12 draft picks were: right-hander Aaron Heilman of Notre Dame; third baseman Tag Bozied of the University of San Francisco; right-hander Joseph Durbin of Coronado High School, Scottsdale, Ariz.; right-hander Colby Miller of Weatherford (Okla.) High School; left-hander Jason Miller of Sarasota (Fla.) High School; shortstop Edgardo LeBron of Florencia Garcia High School, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico; right-hander Ron Corona of Cal-State Fullerton; centerfielder James Tomlin of St. Bernard High School, Los Angeles; right-hander Vicente Bonilla of Tulane High School, Reno, Nev.; left-hander Ken Holubec, Northeast Louisiana; catcher Kelly Gulledge of the University of Alabama.
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