Alex Kirilloff Minnesota Twins

Age: 23 (November 09, 1997) | 6' 2" | 215lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: 1b-35 of-49 lf-8 rf-41 dh-10
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIN A 2018 65 252 36 84 24 47 20 5 13 56 1 1 .333 .391 .607 9 17 .364 n/a
MIN A+ 2018 65 260 39 94 14 39 24 2 7 45 3 2 .362 .393 .550 5 14 .399 n/a
MIN AA 2019 94 375 47 106 29 76 18 2 9 43 7 6 .283 .343 .413 7 18 .333 n/a
MIN AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
MIN AL 2021 59 215 23 54 14 52 11 1 8 34 1 1 .251 .299 .423 6 23 .295 49/22/29 6 5
Career 2yrs 59 215 23 54 14 52 11 1 8 34 1 1 .251 .299 .423 6 23 .295 n/a
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The third player  to make his MLB debut this year in the playoffs.

Joe Lemire of the Times asked him if he was nervous about playing in the second game against the Astros.

“I didn’t find out until after I got to the field that I was going to start, so there wasn’t really much time to think about it,” Kirilloff said in a telephone interview. “I just said a prayer for peace and focus and all that before the game, and once I got out there I felt pretty OK, to be honest.”

None of the three had played a meaningful game in roughly 13 months, since their 2019 minor league seasons ended. Weathers moved back to his family home in Tennessee, working out and playing long toss with his sister and father to stay in shape. At the alternate sites, each tried to create a degree of normalcy during intrasquad scrimmages.


Kirilloff took to keeping his own statistics despite many of his at-bats coming during live batting sessions or with an incomplete fielding alignment. (One event with scorekeeping: a Twins home run derby during which Kirilloff lost in the final round to LaMonte Wade Jr.)

“It was more for me just to have an idea of how over all I was doing and to just hold myself accountable,” Kirilloff said. “I would jot down notes of what happened that day in the game, how many balls I hit hard.”


Alex Patton Alex
Oct 15 '20

Slipped last year, figures to climb back up this year.

From BA...

Minnesota Twins

—Twins' No. 2 prospect Alex Kirilloff crushed a home run to left field during the team's intrasquad game. The outfielder/first baseman in 2019 hit .283/.343/.413 with nine home runs, but was limited to 94 Double-A games due to two wrist injuries.

<video of the homer>

—Twins' No. 13 prospect Brent Rooker showed off his plus power with a home run to right-center field. The outfielder/first baseman also missed time in 2019 due to a wrist injury, but hit 14 home runs in just 228 at-bats at Triple-A.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 20 '20

Another nice feature in Baseball America's top 100 list (Gavin Lux page): where the player ranked last year at this time.

No. 31


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Notes:

ETA: 2021
Final 2019 Ranking: 20
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50
2019 Average Exit Velo: 91

Skinny: A wrist injury put a damper on Kirilloff’s season last year, but the
sweet-swinging lefty still shows impressive feel to hit with room to
grow into power. Whether he sticks in right field or moves to first
base, he should have enough bat to start.


Click here to read his full scouting report


Alex Patton Alex
Feb 9 '20