Future Watch: Alex Kirilloff Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins

Future Watch: Alex Kirilloff Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsFuture Watch: Alex Kirilloff Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsAlex Kirilloff was drafted by the Minnesota Twins with the 15th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. The right fielder/first baseman was thrust right into action after the draft.

In 2016, he played for the Elizabethton Twins in the Appalachian League at the age of 18. In 216 at-bats he had nine doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 33 RBI with a .306 batting average. What a start.

In 2018, he started in Cedar Rapids in A-ball. In 252 at-bats he had 20 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 56 RBI with a .333 batting average. He was promoted to Fort Myers in A+ ball. In 260 at-bats he had 24 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 45 RBI and a .362 batting average.

In 2019 he was promoted to play for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the Southern League. In 375 at-bats he had 18 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 43 RBI with a .283 batting average.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Chrome.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

Kirilloff was one of the better pure hitters in the 2016 Draft class, taken by the Twins in the middle of the first round out of Plum High School outside of Pittsburgh. After a strong summer debut in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, however, the outfielder needed Tommy John surgery and missed all of 2017. There was uncertainty about how he would bounce back after the injury and long layoff, but Kirilloff responded by earning a promotion, going to the Futures Game and leading the Minors in total bases while finishing third in average and seventh in RBIs. ETA 2020.

Here’s a look at his swing:

He could start the year in Triple-A or he could make the team out of spring training, either way, he’s very collectible.

Follow him on Twitter @AKirilloff19.

Future Watch: Alex Kirilloff Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2016 18 -2.5 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 55 232 216 33 66 9 1 7 33 0 1 11 32 .306 .341 .454 .794 98 5 2 0 3 0
2018 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A MIN 130 561 512 75 178 44 7 20 101 4 3 38 86 .348 .392 .578 .970 296 10 4 0 7 4
2018 20 -2.4 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 65 280 260 39 94 24 2 7 45 3 2 14 39 .362 .393 .550 .943 143 6 2 0 4 0
2018 20 -1.4 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 65 281 252 36 84 20 5 13 56 1 1 24 47 .333 .391 .607 .999 153 4 2 0 3 4
2019 21 -2.6 Pensacola SOUL AA MIN 94 411 375 47 106 18 2 9 43 7 6 29 76 .283 .343 .413 .756 155 11 6 0 1 1
All Levels (3 Seasons) 279 1204 1103 155 350 71 10 36 177 11 10 78 194 .317 .365 .498 .863 549 26 12 0 11 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/3/2019.

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