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Glendale college product Akins picked by Minnesota Twins

Glendale college product Akins picked by Minnesota Twins

There was an expectation before the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft that Glendale Community College standout Jared Akins would hear his named called.

The La Salle High alumnus had committed to Fresno State University, but was still waiting to see if a major league team would come calling.

Akins went undrafted in 2016, much to the benefit of the Bulldogs, and turned in a fabulous 2017 campaign with Fresno State.

A year later, Akins was not overlooked, as the junior outfielder was selected in the 13th round of the draft with the No. 376 pick by the American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins on Wednesday morning.

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