Future Watch: Alex Kirilloff Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins – Alex 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:
Follow him on Twitter @AKirilloff19.
Future Watch: Alex Kirilloff Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins – Stats
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|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|
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