Prospect Spotlight Series: Alex Kirilloff
In the first installment of this series, we took a look at right-handed pitcher Jhoan Duran and I shared some video of a brilliant start he made for Cedar Rapids. Kirilloff is much more of a known prospect across Twins Territory, but I dug up some video that I think shines some new light on his ability.
Alex Kirilloff is a hitter. The guy literally grew up in a batting cage. Check out his spray chart and some of his impressive opposite-field home runs in the video below, but also take note of his athleticism. I compared his speed on the bases to a couple of current Twins corner outfielders.
There you have it, I wouldn't go so far as to call Kirilloff a five-tool player, but he's definitely an even better athlete than I realized. I knew he was an excellent hitter, but his raw power also impressed me in 2018. He led all of the minor leagues in extra-base hits last season with 71 (44 doubles, seven triples and 20 home runs).
Kirilloff is just one of more than 160 players featured in the Prospect Handbook.We had a ton of fun putting the book together and we’re really excited for people to read it. Recognizing these minor league players for their efforts and ability is a big motivating factor in the project, so we would love for you to pick up a copy.
Click here for more information on the 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook
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