Meet The Kernels - Ben Rortvedt

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l Name: Ben Rortvedt

l Number: 9

l Position: Catcher

l Bats/Throws: Left/Right

l Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 190 pounds

l Age: 19

l Hometown: Verona, Wis.

l Noteworthy: Second-round draft pick of Minnesota Twins last June out of Vernona Area High School. Signed a contract with a bonus of $900,000. Had committed to University of Arkansas. Named to Perfect Game All-American Classic Game. Hit combined .222 in 33 games at Rookie-level spots Elizabethton and Gulf Coast League Twins. Listed as No. 23 prospect in Twins system by Baseball America.

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