Alexander David Kirilloff...Twitter: @AKirilloff19...Instagram: @akirilloff19...wife, Jordan, married in 2016 offseason...daughter, Penelope, born February 2020...2016 graduate of Plum High School in Pittsburgh, PA...rated as the 15th best prospect in the 2016 draft by Baseball America...hit .544 with a .645 on-base percentage, 1.000 slugging percentage, three home runs and 23 RBI as a high school senior...had 17 extra-base hits, walked 17 times and struck out once...named a 2016 Rawlings Perfect Game First-Team All-American and Atlantic All-Region First-Team selection...primarily played first base, and also pitched, throughout high school...won the 2015 Perfect Game All-American Classic Home Run Challenge, hitting 34 home runs at Fowler Park at the University of San Diego and PETCO Park...participated in 2019 Twins Winter Caravan, traveling to Cedar Rapids, IA...made debut wearing uniform number 76 but changed to 19 over the 2020-21 offseason.
Was an invite to Twins spring training...spent entire regular season at alternate training site in St. Paul, MN...Had contract purchased for American League Wild Card Series vs. Houston...Made major league debut in Game 2 of AL Wild Card on September 30 vs. Houston, batting sixth and starting in rightfield...went 1-for-4, singling in second at-bat off Jose Urquidy...became first player in baseball history to record a Postseason hit before a regular season hit...Became third player in baseball history to make major league debut in Postseason game, joining Kansas City’s Adalberto Mondesi (2015 World Series) and Oakland’s Mark Kiger (2006 American League Championship Series) - first player to ever start...Became second player in club history to wear uniform number 76 (Felix Jorge - 2017)...Ranked number one prospect and best hitter for average in Twins system by Baseball America (27th overall prospect in baseball)...also ranked Twins second best prospect by MLB.com (27th in baseball).
Began season as ninth best prospect in baseball by MLB.com, 15th best by Baseball America and 39th best by Baseball Prospectus...Spent entire fourth professional season with Double-A Pensacola...Spent two stints on the Injured List, both times suffering from a right wrist sprain: April 4-May 2 and again June 3-20...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week August 25, hitting .444 (12-for-37) with one double, one home run, five RBI and a 1.075 OPS...Hit .302 (76-for-252) with 15 doubles and seven home runs vs. right-handed pitching and .244 (30-for-123) with three doubles and two home runs vs. lefties...played 41 games in rightfield, 35 games at first base, eight games in leftfield and 10 as designated hitter...Hit .381 (8-for-21) with one double, four home runs, eight RBI and a 1.435 OPS in five Postseason games for the Blue Wahoos...hit ninthinning grand slam in Game 1 of semifinals at Biloxi but Wahoos lost on walk-off in the 10th inning...Named second-best prospect and best hitter for average in Twins minor league system by Baseball America following season.
Began season with Single-A Cedar Rapids...named Twins minor league Player of the Week May 5, hitting .333 (8-for-24) with four doubles, one home run, six RBI and six runs scored in six games for the Kernels...named Midwest League Player of the Week May 28-June 3, hitting .433 (13-for-30) with two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored...named Midwest League Player of the Month for May, hitting .360 (41-for-114) with 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 25 RBI and 21 runs scored...named Midwest League Midseason All-Star, after hitting .333 (84-for-252) with 20 doubles, 13 home runs, 56 RBI and 84 runs scored...promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers on June 21...named Florida State League Player of the Week for the Week of July 16-22, hitting .577 (15-for-26) with six doubles, one triple, one home run, six RBI and nine runs scored...named Twins minor league Player of the Week for same period...named Florida State League Player of the Month in July, hitting .396 (40-for-101) with 12 doubles, two home runs, 20 runs scored and 20 RBI...named to 2018 SiriusXM Futures Game and started for Team USA, going 2-for-2 with two singles and a run scored...went 7-for-9 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored in the FSL Playoff Semifinals...combined to hit .348 (178-for-512) with 44 doubles, seven triples, 20 home runs, 101 RBI, 75 runs scored and a .970 OPS in 130 games between Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers on the season...became first Twins minor leaguer with 100-plus RBI since Adam Brett Walker had 106 for Double-A Chattanooga in 2015...ranked 10th best prospect in baseball by MLB.com...led all of minor league baseball in doubles and ranked second in hits and batting average, and seventh in RBI and OPS...given the Sherry Robertson Award as Twins minor league Player of the Year...ranked second best prospect in Twins system by Baseball America entering 2019.
Missed entire season due to Tommy John surgery on left elbow...ranked the third-best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America entering 2018...rated 98th-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com entering season and sixth best in the Twins organization by same website.
Began professional career with Rookie-Elizabethton...earned Appalachian League Player of the Week honors July 24...named Appalachian League Player of the Year and Postseason All-Star...named third best prospect in Twins organization by Baseball America following the season.