Number 2: Minnesota Twins select Trevor Larnach 20th Overall in 2018
In what might end up being a steal, the Minnesota Twins selected Trevor Larnach 20th overall in 2018 out of Oregon State. And since he’s gotten into professional baseball, he hasn’t stopped hitting.
Blasting through four different leagues in two years, Larnach was likely to start the season in AAA. Through his time in Rookie, A, A Advanced, and AA, Larnach hit 18 home runs with 92 RBI’s. He holds a career slash line of .307/.385/.468.
Those stats don’t lie, as Larnach has faced little adversity since becoming a professional baseball player, and 2020 spring training was no different.
Twins fans got to see Larnach in 13 games this spring, and much like Kirilloff, he was good. Hitting .333, 8-24, with 17 total bases, he blasted three home runs with six RBI’s and five walks.
Without a doubt, Larnach was going to make it extremely tough to be sent down. But once again, the Twins weren’t forced to make the decision due to COVID-19.
Twins fans who reside in Rochester would have likely been in luck this season, seeing both Larnach and Kirilloff playing for the Red Wings to start the 2020 season. However, due to COVID-19, Larnach and Kirilloff might never play in AAA depending on what happens with the 2020 season.