ShareThis Page

Ex-Plum star Alex Kirilloff named to Prospect Team of the Week, Midwest League Player of the Week

Doug Gulasy
| Monday, June 4, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Former Plum standout Alex Kirilloff, a top prospect for the Minnesota Twins, missed last season after having Tommy John surgery.
Brace Hemmelgarn | Minnesota Twins
Former Plum standout Alex Kirilloff, a top prospect for the Minnesota Twins, missed last season after having Tommy John surgery.

Former Plum baseball star Alex Kirilloff was named Monday to MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week and Midwest League Player of the Week.

Kirilloff, the Minnesota Twins' first-round draft pick in 2016 currently playing for the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels, hit .433 with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBIs and eight runs scored.

Despite missing 2017 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the outfielder leads the Midwest League with 45 RBIs and is tied for the top spot with 10 homers. He ranks third with a .332 batting average, and nearly half (30) of his 66 hits have gone for extra bases.

To be eligible for the Prospect Team of the Week, MLB Pipeline must rank him among the top 30 prospects in his organization. MLB Pipeline lists Kirilloff as the Twins' No. 6 prospect and No. 100 in all of minor league baseball.

Doug Gulasy is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me