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Ex-Plum star Kirilloff named Midwest League All-Star starter

Doug Gulasy
| Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:24 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.

Alex Kirilloff is an All-Star.

The former Plum baseball star, an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins' Class A affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was named a starter for the West Division in this month's Class A Midwest League All-Star Game.

Kirilloff, 20, leads the Midwest League with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs after hitting a grand slam in Cedar Rapids' 14-3 victory over Beloit on Tuesday night. His .330 batting average ranks third, and Monday he was named the Midwest League's Player of the Week.

The Twins' first-round draft pick in 2016, Kirilloff missed last season after undergoing elbow surgery in March 2017.

The Midwest League All-Star Game takes place June 19 in Lansing, Mich.

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