Minnesota Twins: 5 prospects that saw their stock rise in 2019

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 1: Brusdar Graterol #51 of the Minnesota Twins, making his major league debut, pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on September 1, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 1: Brusdar Graterol #51 of the Minnesota Twins, making his major league debut, pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on September 1, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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Omaha, NE – JUNE 27: Outfielder Trevor Larnach #11 of the Oregon State Beavers reacts after hitting a two run home run to give the Beavers a 5-3 lead in the ninth inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during game two of the College World Series Championship Series on June 27, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

Trevor Larnach

One of the deepest areas of the Twins’ organization at the moment is the outfield. While Alex Kirilloff has stolen all of the headlines, Trevor Larnach has also begun to make a name for himself while dominating in his first full professional season in 2019.

Larnach’s season started out with the Miracle and he picked up where he left off last summer after being selected with the 20th overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft. After hitting .303 with five home runs and 26 RBI with Rookie League Elizabethton and Low-A Cedar Rapids, Larnach began 2019 with High-A Fort Myers and started tearing the cover off the ball.

In 84 games with the Miracle, Larnach hit .316/.382/.459 with six home runs and 44 RBI. In the Florida State League that traditionally favors the pitcher, the 22-year old stood out thanks to 26 doubles, which helped him win the FSL’s player of the year award.

A promotion to Double-A Pensacola followed and Larnach did not look overmatched, showing off his power with seven home runs in 156 at-bats. With his slash line (.295/.387/.455) and run production (22 RBI) staying intact, Larnach is another prospect looking to force his way into a crowded outfield that contains Kirilloff, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario.

While the Twins may want to give him a month at Pensacola to open the season, Larnach is another prospect that could rise rapidly and may have a clear path if the Twins decide to make some upper level moves this offseason.

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