Former Plum star Kirilloff off to hot start for Minnesota Twins’ Double-A affiliate
A wrist injury kept Alex Kirilloff out for the entire month of April. His performance since his return is backing up his breakthrough 2018 season.
The former Plum baseball star is hitting .412 (7 for 17) in the five-game small sample size since his debut last week for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Minnesota Twins’ Double-A affiliate.
After finishing last season with a .348 batting average, the #Twins' No. 2 (#MLB's No. 8) prospect Alex Kirilloff is 3-for-4 tonight and up to .412 so far this season after starting late due to injury.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 7, 2019
Kirilloff had three hits, including a triple, and two RBIs in the Blue Wahoos’ 6-3 win Monday over the Mississippi Braves.
The Twins’ 2016 first-round draft pick, Kirilloff hit a combined .348 last season with 44 doubles, seven triples, 20 homers and 101 RBIs while splitting his time between low-A Cedar Rapids and high-A Fort Myers.
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