Larnach was promoted to Double-A Pensacola on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Larnach earns the move after posting a strong .316/.382/.459 slash line in 84 games for High-A Fort Myers. The 20th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Larnach's carrying tool is supposed to be his big raw power, though that hasn't exactly shown up so far, as he has just 11 homers in 126 professional games. He's shown good contact, however, giving him a base to build upon moving forward.
Larnach will begin the 2019 season at High-A Fort Myers.
A 2018 first-round selection, Larnach finished his first season of pro ball at Low-A Cedar Rapids, where he slashed .297/.373/.505 in 102 plate appearances. The small -- albeit successful -- sample of action in the Midwest League was enough for Larnach to convince the Twins he was ready for a jump up in competition. He'll be joined in the Florida State League by Minnesota's No. 1 prospect, shortstop Royce Lewis.
Larnach has been promoted to Low-A Cedar Rapids, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Larnach, Minnesota's 2018 first-round draft pick, hit .300 with two home runs and an .872 OPS in 17 games for Elizabethton in the rookie Appalachian League. It's not surprising to see the college player from Oregon State quickly move out of rookie ball, but it's still encouraging to see him get his professional career off to a good start.
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