Q&A: Twins prospect and Forest Lake native Matt Wallner on playing in Saturday’s Futures Game

Forest Lake native and Twins 24-year-old outfield prospect Matt Wallner will play at Dodger Stadium Saturday in the MLB Futures Game. The best prospects in the game were invited to play, part of All-Star week.

Wallner was drafted 39th overall by the Twins in 2019 after a great run at Southern Miss. He’s dominating with Double-A Wichita this year, with a call-up to Triple-A St. Paul seemingly coming. In 82 games, Wallner is hitting .292 with 21 home runs and 64 RBIs.

12:15 p.m. update: A source tells KSTP that Wallner has been called up to Triple-A St. Paul

We caught up with Wallner, via Zoom, to hear about how excited he is to play in the Futures Game.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Wallner***

We also asked Wallner if he’s thought about the possibility of being traded. With the Aug. 2 deadline approaching and the Twins in need of pitching help, Wallner could hold appeal with potential trade partners.