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Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 20

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 20

Congratulations to Travis Blankenhorn on winning round nineteen. | Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ “The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals and three run homers” - Earl Weaver Travis Blankenhorn was our choice in a tight election for round nineteen. Expect to see Blankenhorn playing occasionally at Target Field this summer. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran...
Twinkie Town Feb 27, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 19

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 19

Ben Rortvedt wins round eighteen | Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via “There are only five things you can do in baseball – run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power.” – Leo Durocher Catcher Ben Rortvedt made our list at eighteen. He could debut this summer if the major league starters get dinged up. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%,...

Twins' Alex Kirilloff eager to play again after 'long summer'

Last season brought a second version of spring training for Twins prospects after COVID-19 disrupted everything in March. The games begin again Sunday in Florida.

Kirilloff ready to be regular for Twins, but on opening day?

Alex Kirilloff has never played in a regular season major league game.
Twinkie Town Feb 25, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 18

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 18

Matt Wallner wins round seventeen | Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Congratulations to Matt Wallner for winning round 17 Matt Wallner won round seventeen easily. When a recent first round draft pick can end up seventeenth on our list it is evidence that the Twins have a very deep minor league system. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%,...
Twinkie Town Feb 23, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 17

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 17

Cole Sands wins round 16 | Photo by Richard C. Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Congratulations to Cole Sands! Cole Sands lost the tiebreaker in round fifteen but no tie breaker was needed in round sixteen. Sands is likely to pitch in the majors as long as he can avoid injury. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%, Sabato 3%) Ryan Jeffers 45% (Duran 43%, Sabato...
Twinkie Town Feb 21, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 16

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 16

Edwar Colina wins our tiebreaker vote | Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Edwar Colina is our round fifteen winner Edwar Colina was the winner of our tie-breaker head to head vote with Cole Sands to decide round fifteen. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%, Sabato 3%) Ryan Jeffers 45% (Duran 43%, Sabato 6%, Canterino 6%) Jhoan Duran 79% (Canterino 9%, Sabato 5%,...

Get to know Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff

A closer look at the Twins' prospect from Pittsburgh.

Heading into spring training, Twins have an outfield opening for sweet-swinging Alex Kirilloff

A natural-born hitter, 23-year-old Alex Kirilloff looks ready to take the next step.
Twinkie Town Feb 17, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 15

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 15

Another round, another prospect without a photo in the database. | Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Misael Urbina wins round fourteen! Exciting outfield prospect Misael Urbina was our choice in round fourteen. We hope to see him play rookie ball in Florida this summer. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%, Sabato 3%) Ryan Jeffers 45% (Duran...
Twinkie Town Feb 14, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 14

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 14

Kent Hrbek loves when we get to round 14 | Photo by Rich Pilling/ Josh Winder wins round thirteen Josh Winder won a close race in round 13. The voting tends to tighten up as we go further into the balloting. Winder should reach the true test of any pitching prospect, the Double-A level, this summer. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%, Sabato 3%) Ryan...
Twinkie Town Feb 11, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 13

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 13

Lucky round thirteen | Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Keoni Cavaco is off the board Keoni Cavaco won our poll in round 12. We hope to see a lot of progress made from Cavaco as he heads to full-season ball this spring. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%, Sabato 3%) Ryan Jeffers 45% (Duran 43%, Sabato 6%, Canterino 6%) Jhoan Duran 79% (Canterino 9%,...
Puckett's Pond Feb 10, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Breaking Down Brent Rooker’s role in 2021

A new core of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects are starting to come up to the big leagues after years of growing in the Twins farm system, and it’s an exciting group. Some of the first names that come to mind are top prospects like Alex Kirilloff and Royce Lewis, both of whom are considered […] Minnesota Twins: Breaking Down Brent Rooker’s role in 2021 - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Feb 10, 2021
Brent Rooker, not Alex Kirilloff, could be the opening day left fielder

Brent Rooker, not Alex Kirilloff, could be the opening day left fielder

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Will it be the rookie we don’t expect The Twins debuted two different rookie left fielders at various points in 2020. One of them, in all likelyhood, will be the opening day starter, with Eddie Rosario now playing for the Spiders. Twins fans have widely assumed that Alex Kirilloff will be the guy, and the reasons why are abundant. Kirilloff is one of the top two, if not the top, prospect in the Twins’ fairly well-regarded farm system. The team seems to like him a lot, calling him up for the playoffs last season when injuries prevented Josh...
Twinkie Town Feb 8, 2021
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 12

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2021: Round 12

Time to make this an even dozen | Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Join the conversation and vote! Blayne Enlow won round eleven of our voting convincingly. He is poised to take a step forward at Double-A Wichita this summer. Twinkie Town 2021 Prospect Voting Results Alex Kirilloff 68% (Lewis 19%, Balazovic 9%, Larnach 5%) Royce Lewis 65% (Larnach 17%, Balazovic 16%, Duran 2%) Trevor Larnach 37% (Balazovic 37%, Jeffers 21%, Duran 5%) Jordan Balazovic 73% (Jeffers 18%, Duran 7%, Sabato 3%) Ryan Jeffers 45% (Duran 43%, Sabato 6%, Canterino 6%) Jhoan Duran 79% (Canterino...

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