Prospects on Deck: C Ryan Jeffers – Twins
In the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft, the Minnesota Twins grabbed catcher Ryan Jeffers from UNC Wilmington.
In college, Jeffers’ batting average was .325 over three seasons, with a combined 27 home runs and 96 RBIs. He had a breakout season in 2018 with his power as he belted 16 home runs, while driving in 59 runs, and also drove 22 doubles into the outfield.
After he was drafted by the Twins, the Raleigh, NC native was first sent to the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie) and in 28 games, spanning 102 at bats, he batted .422 with 29 runs, seven doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs. On July 25th, Jeffers was promoted to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class-A Full Season) and in 36 games he batted .288, with 19 runs scored, 10 doubles, four home runs and 17 RBIs, spanning 139 at bats.
In 2019, the Twins sent Jeffers to their Class-A Advanced squad, the Fort Myers Miracle, and leading up to the Mid-Season Classic, Jeffers was batting .277, with nine doubles, eight home runs and 25 RBIs, which also earned in a selection in the Florida State League All Star game.
He competed in the All Star game Home Run Derby and made it all the way to the finals, and put up a great fight, but came up short to finish the event in second place.
As of June 24th games, Jeffers is batting .275, with nine doubles, nine home runs and 32 RBIs spanning 204 at bats. He has hit safely in six of his last ten games and in that span has four home runs and 12 RBIs.
We look forward in continuing to follow Jeffers career as he makes his way through the Twins farm system and eventually onto the Major League roster.
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