By Joe Christensen
ST. LOUIS — Twins outfield prospect Rene Tosoni was named MVP of the All-Star Futures Game tonight, after delivering a pinch-hit, RBI double today to give the World Team the lead in the seventh inning of the All-Star Futures Game.
Tosoni came around to score, and the World Team held on for a 7-5 victory, shortened to seven innings because of a long rain delay.
Tosoni, 22, is batting .278 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI (.387 OPP, .480 SLG) for Class AA New Britain. Baseball America ranked him as the Twins’ 18th best prospect coming into the season, but his stock is on the rise.
Born in Toronto, Tosoni now lives in Port Coquitlam, B.C. That’s Morneau Country. After waiting through a 4-hour, 9-minute rain delay, I just appreciate Tosoni giving me something to write.