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06/07/2007 5:21 PM ET
Twins select outfielder Ben Revere with their first pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft
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Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected outfielder Ben Revere with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.

Revere, 19, who bats left and throws righthanded, batted .516 (47-for-91) with 10 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 41 rbi and 24 stolen bases as a senior for Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Kentucky. He was named 2006-07 Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year.

A 5-foot-9, 170-pounder from Lexington, Kentucky, Revere has a career batting average of .487 (211-for-433), with 28 home runs, 39 doubles, 27 triples, 176 rbi and 91 stolen bases. He has struck out just 19 times in 433 at-bats. Revere was rated the 42nd best high school prospect by Baseball America. As a junior he earned MVP honors while leading Lexington Catholic to the state baseball title. The Twins scout who recommended Revere was Billy Corrigan.

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