Sometimes it seems like things just work out the way they are supposed to. In the case of this country music star, that was definitely the case. But in a different universe, he could have been a member of the Minnesota Twins.

Nominated for ACM, CMA, CMT, Teen Choice, and Billboard Music Awards since launching his country music career, Brett Young has seen several chart-topping hits that have made him a name in the industry.

The ACM Award-winning singer, though, was once a budding baseball prospect in which the Minnesota Twins had shown some interest.

In a video interview with, Young admitted to growing up as a big fan of baseball, becoming a pitcher in his youth. As Brett was getting ready to graduate from high school, the Minnesota Twins were one of two teams that showed pre-draft interest in him as a possible selection in the 1999 MLB Draft.

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Young turned both teams down, opting instead to attend Ole Miss and play college baseball while continuing his education. He had already received a scholarship to Ole Miss for baseball, which is why the Twins inquired with Brett before "wasting a pick" on him.

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In the interview, Brett said about the offers both the Twins and Rays extended, "It was a decent offer, but it just didn't feel like enough money to skip college".

Brett would eventually go on to write a song about his time playing college baseball.

Later in his college career, Brett would end up suffering a career-ending injury to his elbow that would require surgery. Where the baseball door closed, another opened.

He commented that while it may have been nice to have been able to get some of that MLB money at the time, "things happen for a reason", and the injury allowed him to embrace the pursuit of a music career.

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