The Minnesota Twins have seen enough from first-round selection Trevor Larnach to know he is ready for Single-A awarding him a promotion Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins 2018 first round selection Trevor Larnach has to be saying at this point in the summer, “Best Summer Ever!” Not only was he drafted in the first round and a College World Series Champion, but now he has already earned his first promotion as a professional baseball player.
At the time of his selection, we could easily become excited about Larnach’s bat. That bat has not disappointed as Larnach has hit .300/.405/.467 with two home runs and four doubles. Larnach also has a near even strikeout to walk ratio with 11 strikeouts and 10 walks in his first 17 games as a pro as a part of the Elizabethton Twins.
Larnach will now find himself part of the Cedar Rapid Kernels. The Kernels started the season with the most prospect packed lineup in the Twins system but has seen the likes of Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff, and Brusdar Graterol earn their own promotions to Fort Myers.
With the playoffs coming around the corner, Larnach will have the opportunity to be a spark plug for the Kernels as they try to compete in the Midwest League. It may not just be his ability to hit that Larnach will bring to Cedar Rapids. On the way to his promotion, it was more than good hitting that caught the attention of Player Personnel Vice President Mike Radcliffe.
As was relayed by Mike Gallagher the Elizabethton play by play announcer, Radcliffe highlighted the fact that Larnach also did all the little things well.
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Jose Miranda moves to Fort Myers
Larnach will try to replace some of the offense that second baseman Jose Miranda provided Cedar Rapids for the first part of 2018. After playing 104 games for the Kernels and batting .277/.326/.434 with a .760 OPS and 13 home runs, 22 doubles, and 72 RBIs, Miranda earned his own promotion to Single-A Fort Myers earlier this week.
The recently turned 20-year-old Miranda had a slow start to 2018 but certainly picked things up as the summer went on. The second baseman could develop into a very good power bat and is continuing to make better contact.
Fort Myers now employs much of the same lineup that made us so excited about the Kernels into the season. It will be fun to see how the Miracle perform down the stretch of the season and if the new Kernels can add enough offense to help the Kernels make a strong finish of their own.