1B,LF,RF - MIN
With 10 home runs and 38 RBI on the season, Kirilloff has been a solid contributor in those categories, although his batting average of .267 leaves room for improvement.
While his strikeout rate of 0.259 and walk rate of 0.088 are concerning, his .341 wOBA and .337 BABIP suggest that he has been somewhat unlucky and could see positive regression in the future. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor Kirilloff's progress and consider him as a power-hitting option in their lineups to close out the season.
Alex Kirilloff has been activated from the 10-day IL Friday. He is batting sixth and playing first base.
Kirilloff has been out since July 30th due to a strained right shoulder. He'll look to pick up where he left off before getting injured, as he hit .280 with a .955 OPS since July 16th.
Alex Kirilloff was placed on the IL Sunday with a right shoulder strain.
The shoulder has reportedly bothered Kirilloff over the past week and caused him to be removed early from Saturday’s game. Twins’ manager Rocco Baldelli hopes that the 25-year-old will avoid a long stint on the injured list. The Twins activated LHP Caleb Thielbar from the IL to take Kirilloff’s roster spot.
Kirilloff went 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in four runs with a double and a home run while also scoring a run himself, as the Twins defeated the White Sox 9-4.
In addition to his impressive performance in this game, Kirilloff has been having a solid season, batting .284 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 63 games played.
Alex Kirilloff had a solid performance on Wednesday, going 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Twins defeated the Mariners 6-3.
Kirilloff now has seven home runs and 27 RBI on the season, while maintaining a .285 batting average through 61 games played. Despite striking out four times in this contest, Kirilloff's overall numbers suggest he has been a valuable contributor to the Twins' offense this year.