Minnesota Twins prospect promoted from Triple A for the AL Central division leaders
According to a report by Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Minnesota Twins, who are in first-place in the American League Central Division, have promoted former St. Paul’s School outfielder LaMonte Wade to their major league roster.
Wade posted a .238/.366/.351 slash line in 590 Triple A at bats, dating back to last year, with nine home runs and 11 stolen bases. He has impressed with his ability to draw 50 walks this year, against just 42 strike outs, while posting .395 On Base Percentage in 2019. He is also considered to have above average range as an outfielder and was ranked as the Twins’ 16th best prospect in the spring.
Wade is a career .279 hitter in the minor leagues with 1,648 at bats since bing drafted out of the University of Maryland in 2015 and he shows solid power with 66 doubles, 17 triples and 40 home runs over that period. He has also stolen 43 bases in his minor league career.
Wade had a brilliant two-sport career at St. Paul’s, playing both basketball and baseball before graduating in 2012.
The interview below was from LaMonte Wade’s senior year at St. Paul’s School when he spoke to VSN’s Joe DiBlasi at the press conference for the 2012 Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.