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Former Shocker Sean Johnson prepares for No. 1 baseball pick

Wichitan Sean Johnson will have a hand in the No. 1 choice in the baseball draft on Monday.
Wichitan Sean Johnson will have a hand in the No. 1 choice in the baseball draft on Monday. The Wichita Eagle

Former Wichita State catcher Sean Johnson’s big moment is less than an hour away.

Johnson is the scouting director of the Minnesota Twins. The Twins will pick first in the amateur draft (as well as No. 35) and Johnson will play a major role in that choice. He was promoted in December from west coast supervisor.

Johnson, who attended South High, describes the choice as a group decision. He will serve as the tie-breaker.

“We’re going to try to get a great draft class,” Johnson told KSTP recently. “This is the week we spend the other 51 thinking about.”

Here’s a story about Johnson from December.

High school athlete Hunter Greene is a possible choice at No. 1.

But there may not be not a clear No. 1 choice, and money will play a role in Minnesota’s decision.

The draft begins at 5 p.m. and can be followed online and on MLB Network.

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