Minnesota Twins: Trevor Larnach continues to impress as Florida State League player of the year

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Omaha, NE - JUNE 28: Outfielder Trevor Larnach #11 of the Oregon State Beavers singles in the first inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during game three of the College World Series Championship Series on June 28, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE - JUNE 28: Outfielder Trevor Larnach #11 of the Oregon State Beavers singles in the first inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during game three of the College World Series Championship Series on June 28, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins’ 2018 first-round pick has impressed in his second season and was named the Florida State League’s player of the year.

Even though the Minnesota Twins are in the heat of a pennant race at the major league level, their future remains bright thanks to a series of solid first-round picks. One of the players that has helped re-stock the Twins organization in recent years has been outfielder Trevor Larnach.

The 20th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft has been impressive since coming over to the Twins from Oregon State, but in his second season in the Twins’ system, he’s been able to make huge strides and was named the Florida State League’s player of the year thanks to his performance at Low-A Fort Myers.

In 84 games for the Miracle, Larnach showed his potential as an elite hitter by hitting .316 with six home runs and 44 RBI. His numbers are even more impressive when you consider that the Florida State League has traditionally favored pitchers, making Larnach’s rise through the system seem like it’s on the fast track to Minnesota.

Larnach also won the award despite only playing roughly two-thirds of his season in Fort Myers after being promoted to Double-A Pensacola on July 12. While his numbers are a little down with the Blue Wahoos (.273 average), his power has gone up as he’s blasted six home runs in just 38 games.

That kind of power is something that the Twins hope Larnach develops by the time he gets to Minnesota. After hitting just three home runs between his freshman and sophomore year, Larnach exploded for 19 bombs in his junior season, which quickly put him on the radar.

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Now, the Twins are thinking he could be on the same trajectory along with fellow outfield prospect Alex Kirilloff to form their outfield of the future. With Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler currently entrenched at the major league level, it may take some creativity to find a spot for one or both players, but it certainly appears that Larnach has the talent to make an impact once he gets to Minnesota.

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