Edouard Julien (pronounced ED-ward JOO-lee-EN)...Twitter: @edouardjulien7...Instagram: @edouardjulien...native language is French, after growing up in Québec; had to learn English when he came to the U.S. to play for Auburn University...is also learning Spanish, making him almost trilingual...attended Cardinal Roy Secondary School in Québec City...member of the Canadian Junior National Team...participated in tournaments in Florida and Cuba with Canada U18 National Team during the summer of 2016...won gold with Team Québec at the 18U National Championship in August 2016...hit .318 in the tournament with six RBI and two extra-base hits...named top 15-year-old player in Québec...named top prospect in Québec as a 16-year-old...hit team-best .417 with four runs scored in Spring Training camp with Canada JNT in March 2016...also saw national team action in the Dominican Summer League...won bronze with Team Québec at the Baseball Canada Cup...played two seasons at Auburn from 2018-19, hitting .266 (118-for-443) with 99 runs scored, 21 doubles, one triple, 27 homers, 126 RBI and 84 walks in 127 games for the Tigers...teammates with Tigers pitcher and 2018 first overall pick Casey Mize in 2018...in 2019, led the team in home runs (10) and RBI (57) for the second-straight season...his 126 RBI from 2018-19 seasons were most in the SEC during the span...became first Auburn player with 50-or-more RBI in back-to-back seasons since 2009-10...reached 100 career RBI in his 94th career game, becoming the fifth-fastest Auburn player to reach 100 RBI behind Tim Hudson (78 games), Gabe Gross (86 games), Frank Thomas (89 games) and Todd Faulkner (90 games)...went 4-for-6 and reached base in six of eight plate appearances at the 2019 College World Series...homered and drove in three runs in the College World Series opener vs. Mississippi State (June 16)...his home run was tied for the longest in the history of TD Ameritrade Park at 429 feet...in 2018, played in 62 games and earned a start in 59 contests at designated hitter, right field and second base...hit .275 with 17 home runs and 69 RBI...his 69 RBI broke Frank Thomas’ freshman program record that had stood since 1987 and were the most in the SEC as well as the most among freshmen nationally...his 17 home runs were tied for second among freshmen nationally and the most by an Auburn player since 2010... named to the SEC All-Freshman Team...earned Second Team ABCA All-South Region Honors...named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, D1 Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game/Rawlings...majored in international business...also spent two seasons with Hyannis in the Cape Cod League, recording 16 RBI in 30 games...in December of 2022, was named The Canadian Baseball Network (CBN) 2022 Randy Echlin Award winner as the top Canadian hitter in the affiliated minor leagues.
Spent entire season with Double-A Wichita...Recorded two multi-homer games on season: June 29 at Springfield (season-high 7 RBI) and July 30 vs. Northwest Arkansas...Named Twins Minor League Player of the Week July 3, hitting .348 (8-for-23) with two doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, five walks, a .464 on-base percentage and a 1.290 OPS for the Wind Surge...Reached base safely in season-long 28-straight games from July 6-Aug. 11, hitting .324 (35-for-108) with a .453 on-base percentage and a 1.036 OPS in that span...streak included a season-long 13-game hitting streak from July 12-30...Drew season-high four walks (6 plate appearances) Aug. 17 vs. Tulsa...Reached safely in 22-straight games to finish the season, from Aug. 27-Sept. 27, hitting .358 (29-for-81) with a .490 on-base percentage in that span...Reached base safely via hit or walk in 108 of 117 games for Wind Surge...reached base multiple times in 44 games...Hit .332 (98-for-295) with a 1.031 OPS vs. right-handed pitching, compared to .210 (22-for-105) with a .649 OPS vs. left-handed pitching...Played 94 games (all starts) at second base for Wind Surge and 18 games (16 starts) at designated hitter...Led Texas League in walks (98) and on-base percentage (.441) and ranked third in OPS (.931), sixth in slugging percentage (.490) and seventh in batting average (.300)…Named second baseman on Minor League Baseball’s Texas League All-Star team...Played 21 games for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .400 (28-for-70) with five doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI, six stolen bases, 24 runs scored, a .563 on-base percentage, a .686 slugging percentage and a 1.248 OPS...named league’s Breakout Player of the Year...Added to Twins 40-man roster Nov. 15...Ranked as 15th-best prospect in Twins system by MLB.com after season...Ranked as fourth-best prospect and as having best strike-zone discipline in Twins system by Baseball America, entering 2023...Named second baseman on Twins’ MiLB.com organizational All-Star team...Selected to play for Team Canada in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, marking first career selection.
Split the season between Low-A Fort Myers and High-A Cedar Rapids, hitting .266 (105-for-394) with 93 runs scored, 28 doubles, one triple, 18 home runs, 72 RBI, 110 walks, 34 stolen bases and a .914 OPS in 112 games...named second baseman on Twins MiLB.com organizational All-Star team.
Did not play after the minor league season cancelled due to COVID-19
Missed the season with a right ulnar collateral ligament injury.