The Twins have reached an agreement with outfielder Alex Kirilloff, their first-round pick from the June 9 draft, according to a source with knowledge of the talks.
Kirilloff, who was selected with the 15th overall pick out of Plum (Pa.) High, is expected to receive a signing bonus of $2,817,100, which is the amount recommended by the league for a player at that slot in the draft. Kirilloff will be in the Twin Cities on Wednesday to take his physical before officially signing the deal.
Kirilloff, whose father owns an operates a year-round baseball and softball facility, was considered one of the top hitting prospects in the draft with the potential to hit for power. He can play all three outfield positions and is smooth at first base, but likely will settle in at one of the corner spots.
The Twins could not sign Kirilloff until his high school season was over. Plum on Thursday lost in the Pennsylvania state championship game, a game in which Kirilloff played first base when he could have pitched in the game. But his coach, Carl Vollmer, did not want to risk his arm with a big signing bonus on the line.
By the end of this week, Kirilloff will begin his professional career at Elizabethton, Tenn., of the Appalachian League.
The Twins have signed 25 of their 42 picks, including nine of the 12 picks they had among the first 10 rounds. They expect to sign their 10th round pick, shortstop Brandon Lopez from the University of Miami, as soon as the Hurricanes are finished in the College World Series.