Gilberto Celestino Tiburcio...Instagram: @gilbert_celestino...spent time during the 2020-21 off-season vacationing and visiting Playa del Carmen, Chichén Itzá on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cozumel and Tulum.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for first time in career and was club's fourth outfielder...Did not get regular playing time until the end of April and hit .397 (27-for-68) with a .909 OPS in a 23-game stretch from April 28-June 5....Set season/career-high with six-game hitting streak from April 28-May 6, hitting .381 (8-for-21) with a .911 OPS in that span....Recorded first career three-hit game on May 8 vs. Oakland...matched season/career-high with three hits again on June 5 at Toronto....Had first career multi-RBI game on May 18 at Oakland in a pinch-hitting appearance (2-run single)....Placed on COVID Injured List from May 27-June 4....Hit .364 (20-for-55) with three doubles, five walks, a .426 on-base percentage and an .844 OPS in 19 May games...his average and OPS both ranked second among all MLB rookies for the month....Placed on Paternity List from Aug. 1-4, to attend the birth of his son, Gilberto Jhose....Recorded career-high three RBI on Aug.26 vs. San Francisco...all three runs came on a bases-clearing double in a Twins 9-0 victory...Recorded first career walk-off plate appearance on Aug. 27 vs. San Francisco, drawing bases loaded four-pitch walk in bottom of 10th inning in a Twins 3-2 victory....Hit .263 (46-for-175) in 64 road games, compared to .206 (28-for-136) in 58 home games....Hit .251 (51-for-203) with nine extra-base hits against right-handed pitching, compared to .213 (23-for-108) vs. lefties....Led Twins in games played in outfield with 119 (87 starts - 2nd-most)...played 90 games (68 starts) in centerfield, 28 games (14 starts) in leftfield and eight games (5 starts) in right-field....Ranked in the 93rd percentile in baseball in outfield arm strength....Ranked in the 93rd percentile in baseball in outfield arm strength.
Spent second-consecutive Spring Training with Minnesota...optioned to alternate training site March 15... Began season with Double-A Wichita... Played 21 games for the Wind Surge from May 4-30, hitting .250 (21-for-84) with five doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, 11 walks and a .344 on-base percentage... Recalled by Minnesota on June 2 (Rob Refsnyder - IL)... Made major league debut June 2 at Baltimore, batting ninth and playing center field, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout... Recorded first career hit on June 9 vs. New York-AL, singling off Brooks Kriske... Recorded first career home run and RBI with a solo shot on June 14 at Seattle, off Marco Gonzales... Optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on June 18 (Max Kepler reinstated from IL)...did not appear for the Saints and was recalled by Minnesota again June 22 (Byron Buxton - IL)... Played 13 games with the Twins upon his return and was optioned back to Triple-A St. Paul on July 31 (Luis Arraez reinstated from IL)... Homered in first Triple-A game on August 1 vs. Indianapolis... Recorded season-high four hits for the Saints on Sept. 11 vs. Omaha... Combined to hit .277 (74-for-267) with 18 doubles, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 37 runs scored, 35 walks and a .371 on-base percentage in 70 games between Wichita and St. Paul.
Added to 60-man Player Pool and spent season at alternate training site in St. Paul, MN....Ranked 10th best prospect, best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm in Twins system by Baseball America...also ranked Twins 14th best prospect by MLB.com.
Split season between Single-A Cedar Rapids and Single-A Ft. Myers, combining to hit .277 (133-for-480) with 28 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 54 RBI, 58 runs scored, 50 walks, a .349 on-base percentage and 14 stolen bases in 125 combined games...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week on three occasions, all three times while at Cedar Rapids: July 28 (.385, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, and 1.023 OPS), August 4 (.458, 2B, HR, 3 RBI and 1.144 OPS) and August 18 (.579, 3 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI and 1.689 OPS)...Set career-high with five hits for Kernels August 10 vs. Beloit...Finished season hitting .369 (58-for-157) with a .425 OBP and a .992 OPS in final 39 games from July 15 on...Promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers August 21 where he finished the season, playing in eight games for the Miracle...Played in 87 games (86 starts) in centerfield at both levels combined and 28 games (all starts) in rightfield...Ranked 20th-best prospect in Twins organization by MLB.com following the season...Added to Twins 40-man roster November 20...Named best defensive outfielder and best outfield arm by Baseball America following the season.
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Began the season with Single-A Tri-City (Houston)...named New York Penn League Player of the Week for the week of July 2-8, hitting .393 (11-for-28) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI...traded to Minnesota July 27 with RHP Jorge Alcala in exchange for RHP Ryan Pressly; assigned to Rookie Elizabethton...combined at all three levels to hit .287 (70-for-244) with 12 doubles, five home runs, 34 RBI and 22 stolen bases...named Baseball America Short-Season All-Star from time with Tri-City.
Played 59 games for Rookie Greenville (Houston), leading the club in hits (63), runs (38) and games...was second in stolen bases and third in RBI (24).
Began professional career with DSL Astros and split season there and with GCL Astros, combining to hit .257 (49-for-191) with 12 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 19 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 56 games