Terry Brent Rooker, Jr...Twitter: @Brent\_Rooker19...Instagram: @brent\_rooker19...wife, Allie, is an emergency room nurse...the couple has a dog named Moose...graduate of Evangelical Christian School in Germantown, TN...hit .430 with nine home runs as a senior...also led ECS to the Division 2-A State Championship Game in football as starting quarterback, collecting 3,300 yards of total offense with 33 touchdowns...named a 2013 Tennessee Mr. Football finalist after setting 18 school records...also played on the basketball team... played three seasons of at Mississippi State University, hitting .344 (181-for-526) with 104 runs scored, 48 doubles, five triples, 36 home runs and 148 RBI in 159 games...in spare time, enjoys playing golf, video games and watching movies...participated in 2020 Twins Winter Caravan.
Began season in Twins Player Pool in St. Paul...contract selected September 4 (Max Kepler - IL)…Made major league debut September 4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader vs. Detroit, going 0-for-1 with a hit-by-pitch, while hitting seventh and starting in left field...Recorded first career RBI September 4 vs. Detroit (Game 2), singling in Jorge Polanco in the third inning off Detroit starter Tyler Alexander...Hit first career home run September 8 at St. Louis, a two-run shot off Daniel Ponce de Leon...Suffered fractured right forearm after being hit by pitch on right forearm September 12 vs. Cleveland by Zach Plesac...placed on 10-day Injured List the next day, ending his season...Reached safely in all seven games played on the season and hit safely in final six games prior to IL stint...Ranked Twins 12th best prospect by MLB.com.
Was an invite to Twins spring training, the first of career; reassigned to minor league camp March 8 and began season at Triple-A Rochester...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week June 23, hitting .429 (9-for-21) with two doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI, four walks and a 1.488 OPS for the Red Wings...Hit .337 (33-for-98) with nine doubles, six home runs, 28 RBI, 27 walks and a 1.120 OPS in 30 June games...Named International League Midseason All-Star...Placed on 7-day Injured List with a right groin contusion July 14...Finished the season playing in two rehab games with GCL Twins in late August...Played all his games defensively in leftfield -- 56 games, 55 starts...Hit .312 (53-for-170) vs. right-handed pitching and .203 (13-for-64) vs. left-handed pitching...Despite playing in only 65 games, ranked third on Red Wings in RBI (47), and fourth in home runs (14) and walks (35)...Named outfielder on Twins MiLB.com organization All-Star team...Played for Team USA in the WBSC Premier12 in November, hitting .300 (6-for-20) with one double, three home runs, five RBI and three runs scored.
Spent entire season with Double-A Chattanooga...named Twins minor league Player of the Week for the first of three times on the season May 19, hitting .290 (9-for-31) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in seven games...named Twins minor league Player of the Week for the second time on June 9, hitting .400 (10-for-25) with one double, one triple, one home run, six RBI and eight walks in seven games...named Southern League All-Star...named Southern League Player of the Week and Twins minor league Player of the Week (3rd on season) July 29, hitting .407 (11-for-27) with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI and six walks in seven games...played 47 games (46 starts) at first base and 44 games (all starts) in leftfield...led the Lookouts in games (130), hits (128), home runs (22), RBI (79), doubles (32), walks (56), and total bases (234)...led the Southern League in RBI; ranked second in home runs, total bases and hits; and fourth in games...named to MiLB.com's Twins organization All-Star team...named sixth-best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America entering 2019.
Began season with Rookie-Elizabethton...hit two home runs in his first four games with the E-Twins...transferred to Single-A Ft. Myers July 18...named Florida State League Player of the Week twice: August 13 and August 27...named Twins minor league Player of the Week August 12, hitting .348 (8-for-23) with three home runs and 12 RBI in six games...named Twins minor league Player of the Month for August, hitting .341 (29-for-85) with four doubles, nine home runs and 31 RBI in 23 games...following the season named an MiLB.com organization All-Star.