Baseball America Top 100: 6 Minnesota Twins prospects that can make an impact in 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Alex Kirilloff #19 of the Minnesota Twins and the U.S. Team bats in the second inning against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Alex Kirilloff #19 of the Minnesota Twins and the U.S. Team bats in the second inning against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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

Age: 22
Position: OF
Level: Double-A
2019 Stats: .309/.384/.458, 13 HR, 66 RBI, 30 2B, 1 3B, 4 SB
Baseball America ranking: 47th

The thing to remember about lists like this is that prospects can rise or fall in a heartbeat. Much like the Twins found out with Randy Dobnak (who started the year at High-A Fort Myers before finding himself starting in an ALDS game), Trevor Larnach could be a prospect that could make a quick rise after a tremendous first professional season.

When Larnach came to the Twins as the 20th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, he was a prospect that was just beginning to find his power stroke. After hitting three home runs in his first two collegiate seasons combined, Larnach exploded for 19 in his junior season before his first full professional season last year.

Any thought of an adjustment period to professional ball was quickly dismissed as Larnach set foot in Fort Myers and immediately started raking. As the Florida State League Player of the Year, he was quickly shipped up to Pensacola where he put up even better power numbers, smacking seven homers in 43 games with the Blue Wahoos.

Larnach still strikes out at a high rate (124 K in 476 AB last season), but he also is patient, drawing 57 walks in those plate appearances. Perhaps an expectation of reaching the majors is out of the question, but if he hits like he did last year, he could be a late-season call-up that is a secret weapon for a postseason push.

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