Cedar Rapids Kernels (Low A) right-handed pitcher Hector Lujan has been named Twins minor league Player of the Week. Lujan, 6’3″ and about 230 appeared in three games for the Kernels, pitching 3.0 shutout innings with one hit allowed, no walks, six strikeouts and two saves. The 22-year-old has appeared in 38 games for the Kernels this season, going 3-1, 1.47 ERA (49.0 IP, 8 ER) with 15 saves (Midwest League leader), seven walks, 50 strikeouts and a 0.90 WHIP. Lujan has been strictly used in relief since he signed a professional contract.
The Corona, California native was drafted by the Twins in the 35th round of the
2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.