High School Notebook (July 28)

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White has today's High School Notebook.

"Alex Kirilloff says the toughest adjustment to professional baseball has been mental.

Kirilloff has made the physical part look easy.

Kirilloff, who played his final game for Plum High School a month-and-a-half ago, is off to a great start in minor league baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization. Kirilloff, the 15th selection overall in June's Major League Baseball draft, is the Appalachian League offensive player of the week after hitting .500 (16 for 32) with two home runs, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored in a recent seven-game stretch.

The Appalachian League is a step above the rookie leagues, and teams in the Appalachian include players drafted out of college and some who already have played a year or two in the minor leagues. Kirilloff, an outfielder, plays for the Elizabethton Twins of Tennessee and is by far the youngest player on the team."