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  • Twins Spotlight: Episode 37 (Kala'i Rosario)


    Seth Stohs

    After chatting with Twins Minor League Hitter of the Year Jose Miranda yesterday. Seth chats with Twins Daily's Short-Season Minor League Hitter of the Year Kala'i Rosario on an all-new Twins Spotlight tonight. We'll talk to the Twins' 2020 5th round draft pick from his home in Hawaii about his debut season in the FCL. 

    Join us live tonight at 6:00 pm (central) and send us your questions on the Twins Daily social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages.

    Image courtesy of William Parmeter / Mighty Mussels (graphics by David Youngs)

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    The 2020 draft was different than it had been before. There were just five rounds due to the COVID pandemic. When the Twins called their fifth-round pick, they went with a high school power-hitting outfielder from Hawaii named Kala'i Rosario. 

    Legendary Twins scout John Leavitt covers southern California, but he also gets the opportunity to cover Hawaii. He saw Rosario before the season was shut down in 2020, but he had seen him other times previously. Rosario had some of the highest Exit Velocity readings at Perfect Game events, and he beat Red Sox pick Blaze Jordan in the home run derby at the Area Code games as well. He reportedly hit one ball 440 feet. 

    In 2021, he played in 51 games for the FCL Twins. He hit .277/.341/.452 (.793) with 10 doubles, four triples, five homers and 40 RBI. He was named the Twins Daily Short-Season Minor League Hitter of the Year, and was just named to the Florida Complex League All-Star team. 

    Join us on your lunch break as we go live at 6:00 pm central time. You can then participate by sending your questions. We'll cover a ton of topics over about 20-25 minutes.

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    Please watch LIVE Tuesday at 6:00 pm (central time) on the Twins Daily Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages live. Also feel free to ask questions in the comments below or on those platforms during the show and we'll ask them.

    Subscribe to the Twins Daily podcast on Libsyn, Apple iTunes or anywhere you download podcasts.

    Here is the YouTube link where you can watch the show live, or later. 

    For more on Kala'i Rosario:
         Follow him on Instagram at @kalai25.
         Follow him  on Twitter at @KalaiRosario.
         Click here for Twins Daily articles on Kala'i Rosario

    Previous Episodes
    Click here to see more previous episodes of Twins Spotlight.

    Episode 36: Jose Miranda 

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