Gilberto Celestino Tiburcio...Instagram: @gilbert_celestino...spent time during the 2020-21 off-season vacationing and visiting Playa del Carmen, Chichén Itzá on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cozumel and Tulum.
Added to 60-man Player Pool and spent season at alternate training site in St. Paul, MN....Ranked 10th best prospect, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in Twins system by Baseball America...also ranked Twins 14th best prospect by MLB.com.
Split season between Single-A Cedar Rapids and Single-A Ft. Myers, combining to hit .277 (133-for-480) with 28 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 54 RBI, 58 runs scored, 50 walks, a .349 on-base percentage and 14 stolen bases in 125 combined games...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week on three occasions, all three times while at Cedar Rapids: July 28 (.385, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, and 1.023 OPS), August 4 (.458, 2B, HR, 3 RBI and 1.144 OPS) and August 18 (.579, 3 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI and 1.689 OPS)...Set career-high with five hits for Kernels August 10 vs. Beloit...Finished season hitting .369 (58-for-157) with a .425 OBP and a .992 OPS in final 39 games from July 15 on...Promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers August 21 where he finished the season, playing in eight games for the Miracle...Played in 87 games (86 starts) in centerfield at both levels combined and 28 games (all starts) in rightfield...Ranked 20th-best prospect in Twins organization by MLB.com following the season...Added to Twins 40-man roster November 20...Named best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm by Baseball America following the season.
Began the season with Single-A Tri-City (Houston)...named New York Penn League Player of the Week for the week of July 2-8, hitting .393 (11-for-28) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI...traded to Minnesota July 27 with RHP Jorge Alcala in exchange for RHP Ryan Pressly; assigned to Rookie Elizabethton...combined at all three levels to hit .287 (70-for-244) with 12 doubles, five home runs, 34 RBI and 22 stolen bases...named Baseball America Short-Season All-Star from time with Tri-City.
Played 59 games for Rookie Greenville (Houston), leading the club in hits (63), runs (38) and games...was second in stolen bases and third in RBI (24).
Began professional career with DSL Astros and split season there and with GCL Astros, combining to hit .257 (49-for-191) with 12 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 19 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 56 games