University of Hawaii closer Dylan Thomas was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of this year's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Thomas, a junior at UH, was picked by the Twins in the 38th round last year but decided to come back for one more year of college ball in Manoa.

This time around he is expected to sign with Minnesota.

"It feels really good to have a team like that, obviously they're showing interest in me, to be able to re-sign me again this year. I mean it just feels really good to have a team that has my back and they just want the best for me. So going forward, I think that it's a big thing just having that commitment out of somebody", said Thomas on the Twin's selecting him for a second year in a row.

Thomas ranks second in UH program history with a career ERA of 1.96. He averaged 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings and is tied for second-most career saves for the BaseBows with 27.

Wednesday was the third and final day of the 2019 draft.