The Twins used their 32nd-round pick in 2015 to take a tall, left-handed pitcher out of Westmont College. While he was patiently worked with by the Twins early in his career, he has moved quickly in the last 12 months. He has become one of the most intriguing left-handed relievers in the Twins organization. I’ve seen him work in the bullpen in Ft. Myers, and I’ve seen him in games in Cedar Rapids. Catchers who are working with him often use the word “nasty” to describe his stuff. more
475 of his 573 career home runs came while wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform. Harmon Killebrew had a major impact on many teams and many playoff teams. He also is well known for the impact that he had on people in the community. When the Hall of Famer passed away in 2011, the Minnesota Twins announced that they would award one player from each of their four full-season affiliates the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service…. Lujan was born and grew up in Mira Loma, California, a city just east of Anaheim. He began his college career by pitching at UC-Santa Barbara before finishing out his college years at Westmont College. The Twins use their 35th round pick in 2015 to select the hard-throwing right-hander. more
(SS): You went to UC-Santa Barbara before going to Westwood College for your junior season. What were some of your favorite moments from you college years?
(HL): Some of my favorite college memories were making a regional with UCSB during my freshman year of college, and then making a regional at Westmont College the year I was drafted. Another favorite moment in my college career was making my first collegiate start against Pepperdine University at UCSB. One more favorite moment from college was being able to compete with a bunch of hardworking teammates and meeting new people and coaches. more