Twins prospect Matt Wallner waits for consistent opportunity in major leagues

Twins Prospect Matt Wallner


Matt Wallner already has a taste of the big leagues, now he wants to taste it every day. The Twins prospect from Forest Lake was named the International Player of the Week in Triple-A.

Over the six-game series in Buffalo, Wallner hit .423 (11-26) with four doubles, a triple, and three home runs, while driving in 10 runs. He finished the week with a 1.483 OPS. His eight extra base hits were the most in the league. His 11 hits had an average exit velocity of 106 miles per hour, the second-highest in the league (minimum three hits). His 115.6 mph single on May 31 was the hardest hit ball by any Saints batter this season.

***Click the video box above to hear full comments from Wallner about waiting for his next chance with the Twins.***

Prior to that, Wallner spent six days with the Twins going 4 for 4 with a home run on May 27 against Toronto and followed the next game with a 2 for 2 game with two walks.

“I feel good right now, either right now or this time last year,” said Wallner. “I think I’ve had a pretty good month so, I feel good right now.”

(The St. Paul Saints Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations Sean Aronson contributed information to this article.)