Watch Twins star prospect Brooks Lee get the first hit of his MLB career

Brooks Lee made his MLB debut at Target Field, and his first at-bat was a moment to remember.
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It was just 24 months ago that the Minnesota Twins drafted Brooks Lee with the No. 8 pick, and already he's ascended to make his MLB debut.

Lee was officially called up this week after Royce Lewis hit the IL for the second time this year. It's a bittersweet way for him to finally get the call, but it's been a long time coming for a guy who hasn't really been with the Twins all that long.

It's been a totally unprecedented rise for a superstar Twins prospect. Lee was drafted in 2022, made it to Triple-A in late 2023, and has now been called up in 2024. Most propsects take years to work their way through the farm system, but Lee has found a way to fast track his success.

Minnesota wasted no time at all in getting Lee into the mix, as he started at third base on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers and made his debut hitting eighth in the lineup.

Watch Twins star prospect Brooks Lee get the first hit of his MLB career

Lee had been mashing with the Saints ever since returning from injury, which is why everyone was extra excited to see what he'd do in the first at-bat of his career. He didn’t get a hit in his first plate appearance but he did reach base later in the game.

It was quite the moment, and Twins fans rewarded Lee with a standing ovation.

There's a decent chance he might have already gotten the call had he not suffered an injury in the final week of Spring Training. After Lewis went down the first time, Lee was the logical choice to replace him in on the 26-man roster. A herniated disc got in the way of that, and also wiped out the first part of Lee's season as well.

None of that stopped him from picking right up where he left off. Lee is slashing .329/.394/.635 so far this season in St. Paul and he needed just 20 games to be named to the MLB All-Star Futures team.

The future is now for Lee in Minnesota, though, and it's yet another exciting development in the second wave of the Twins' youth movement. Lee's promotion comes just a week after David Festa -- who started on Wednesday -- made his MLB debut and a few months after Austin Martin got the call as well.

Simeon Woods Richardson was on the mound the night prior to help pitch the Twins to a win, and all of it mixes together to show just how bright the future is in Minnesota. For the first time ever, Brooks Lee is a major leaguer and yet another exciting Twins career has just begun.

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