Alex Kirilloff Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/9/1997 (23)
Alex Kirilloff Season Stats
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Alex Kirilloff News
Minnesota Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff (wrist) has decided to undergo wrist surgery and will be placed on the injured list. Kirilloff has been dealing with issues with the same wrist since early May. While the Twins haven't given an exact timetable for his return, at this point with the second half of the season already begun, it's likely that Kirilloff will miss the remainder of the season. It's a tough blow for the Twins and Kirilloff, as he's one of their rising stars in the outfield and at first base. The 23-year-old was hitting a respectable .251/.299/.423 with eight home runs, 23 runs and 34 RBI in 215 at-bats. With Minnesota going nowhere as far the postseason in 2021, it makes sense for the Twins to get Kirilloff right. The left-handed slugger and former top prospect could be a breakout candidate in 2022. Gilberto Celestino figures to see some more playing time in the outfield, while Miguel Sano could be more of a regular at the cold corner with Kirilloff likely out for the rest of the season.
Minnesota Twins outfielder/first baseman Alex Kirilloff is not in the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Kirilloff has appeared in each of the last six games, going 4-for-20 with a home run and four RBI. Miguel Sano will get the start at first and bat seventh against righty Lance Lynn. Sano makes for an upside DFS play, having slugged two home runs in five career at-bats against Lynn.
Minnesota Twins outfielder/first baseman Alex Kirilloff went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 12-9 win over the Detroit Tigers. Kirilloff collected a couple of base hits, plating a run on each of them. The 23-year-old has swatted a pair of homers and produced seven RBI in July, as he seems to be heating up at the dish ahead of the All-Star break. Kirilloff should be added wherever he's available, as he has a rare ability to hit for both average and power, a sentiment that his expected statistics support.
Had the pandemic not reared its ugly head in 2020, we very likely would have seen Kirilloff establish himself as an MLB hitter last year. On the bright side, fans can now eagerly anticipate the 2021 arrival of a player who should have an immediate impact on the Twins' offense. Like many top prospects in the upper levels of the minor leagues, Kirilloff spent the truncated 2020 season at his team's alternate training site and is a year removed from competitive games. However, we saw a number of top prospects benefit from the revamped development focus. The young outfielder will arrive in the Majors with a strong skill set that includes the ability to hit for above-average power. And while he can get too aggressive at times, Kirilloff makes consistent, hard contact and has consistently hit for a strong batting average throughout his career. He isn't a strong fielder but he has some versatility (OF, 1B, DH), which will help him find playing time with the Twins. Barring injury, Kirilloff should be one of the top rookie hitters in the American League in 2021 and represents great value with an ADP of around 242 if he gets the playing time he deserves.