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Miguel Sano

22-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.284

HR

12

RBI

37

R

28

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sano entered spring training 2014 as one of the top hitting prospects in baseball with an outside shot to win the starting third base job, but suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 262   DOB: 5/1/1993   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

August 20, 2015  –  Miguel Sano News

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Sano went 1-for-4 with a homer, a walk, three RBI and three runs against the Orioles on Thursday.

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Miguel Sano Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 17 R GUL 41 161 148 23 43 18 13 1 4 19 2 2 10 43 1 1 1 .291 .338 .473 .811
2011 18 R ELI 66 293 267 58 78 45 18 7 20 59 5 4 23 77 0 1 2 .292 .352 .637 .989
2012 19 A BEL 129 553 457 75 118 60 28 4 28 100 8 3 80 144 0 8 8 .258 .373 .521 .894
2013 20 A+ FOR 56 243 206 51 68 33 15 2 16 48 9 2 29 61 0 2 6 .330 .424 .655 1.079
2013 20 AA NEW 67 276 233 35 55 37 15 3 19 55 2 1 36 81 0 3 4 .236 .344 .571 .915
2015 22 AA CHA 66 286 241 55 66 34 18 1 15 48 5 1 38 68 0 4 3 .274 .374 .544 .918
2015 22 MAJ MIN 46 194 162 28 46 24 12 0 12 37 1 1 30 70 0 2 0 .284 .392 .580 .972
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Miguel Sano Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 26 @TB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .392 .580 .972
Aug. 25 @TB 4 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .397 .592 .989
Aug. 23 @Bal 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .397 .582 .979
Aug. 22 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .397 .561 .958
Aug. 21 @Bal 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .400 .572 .972
Aug. 20 @Bal 4 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .394 .567 .961
Aug. 19 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .394 .555 .949
Aug. 18 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .398 .567 .965
Aug. 17 @NYY 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .401 .554 .955
Aug. 16 Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .280 .395 .528 .923
Aug. 15 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .392 .533 .925
Aug. 14 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .396 .542 .938
Aug. 13 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .397 .552 .949
Aug. 12 Tex 3 2 3 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .295 .409 .571 .980
Aug. 11 Tex 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .394 .505 .899
Aug. 9 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .383 .491 .874
Aug. 8 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .392 .505 .897
Aug. 7 @Cle 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .397 .515 .912
Aug. 6 @Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .405 .521 .926
Aug. 5 @Tor 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .411 .522 .933
Aug. 4 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .407 .488 .895
Aug. 3 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .404 .500 .904
Aug. 2 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .410 .519 .929
Aug. 1 Sea 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .427 .545 .972
Jul. 31 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .424 .541 .965
Jul. 30 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .427 .507 .934
Jul. 29 Pit 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .429 .522 .951
Jul. 28 Pit 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .418 .508 .926
Jul. 26 NYY 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .405 .517 .922
Jul. 25 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .414 .518 .932
Last 7 Days 28 8 7 2 0 3 8 5 15 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .364 .643 1.007
Last 14 Days 53 13 16 2 0 7 18 8 25 1 0 0 1 0 .302 .387 .736 1.123
Last 30 Days 109 21 31 8 0 9 26 18 46 1 0 0 1 0 .284 .383 .606 .989

Miguel Sano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 8 38

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Miguel Sano Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015487160.229.375.690

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151092111311.312.6881.118

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201573126181.329.6581.108

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201584166190.250.536.883
Miguel Sano Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 17 R GUL 161 148 6.2% 26.7% 0.23 71% .386 .182
2011 18 R ELI 293 267 7.8% 26.3% 0.30 71% .341 .345
2012 19 A BEL 553 457 14.5% 26% 0.56 68% .316 .263
2013 20 A+ FOR 243 206 11.9% 25.1% 0.48 70% .403 .325
2013 20 AA NEW 276 233 13% 29.3% 0.44 65% .271 .335
2015 22 AA CHA 286 241 13.3% 23.8% 0.56 72% .323 .270
2015 22 MAJ MIN 194 162 15.5% 36.1% 0.43 57% .425 .296
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2015 Stat Review for Miguel Sano    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

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.284 AVG
GOOD
57% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.425 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.580 SLG
ELITE
.296 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

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0.43 BB/K
AVERAGE
15.5% BB Rate
ELITE
36.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.972 OPS
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.392 OBP
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Miguel Sano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday against the Yankees.

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Sano went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI Monday against the Yankees.

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Sano went 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk, and six RBI Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Sano went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run in Wednesday's loss to Toronto. Sano's home run traveled an estimated 447 feet, the longest by a Twins player this season, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Sano is in the lineup at third base Thursday against Seattle, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Sano is expected to return to playing third base in the near future, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Sano was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Minnesota's win over the Yankees on Friday night.

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Sano (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday and will bat cleanup as Minnesota's DH.

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Sano (ankle) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.

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Twins manager Paul Molitor is hopeful that Sano (sprained right ankle) will only be out for 3-to-5 days, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Sano (ankle) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Sano's prodigious power has made him perhaps the top hitting prospect in baseball and he could contend for a starting job with the Twins in spring training. Sano hit a combined .280/.382/.610 with 35 home runs between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain. After hitting .330 with a 1.079 OPS at High-A, he slowed somewhat at Double-A by hitting just .236, but he still had a .915 OPS and hit 19 home runs. Sano draws walks at a strong rate (12% of plate appearances), but he also struck out too much (142 strikeouts). He will need to make better contact for his batting average not to be a drag in the majors. Sano showed improvement with his fielding at third base, as he cut his errors nearly in half, but it's still not clear if he'll stick at the hot corner in the majors. He also missed most of winter ball due to a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The injury is thought to be minor, but it could hurt his chances to win the starting third base job in spring training. If Sano doesn't win the starting job in spring training, he could be called up early in the season with a fast start at Triple-A. Along with Byron Buxton, Sano is a key cornerstone in Minnesota's rebuilding plans and one of the top keepers in fantasy baseball.

2013

Sano's tremendous power puts him among the top hitting prospects in the game and a strong season at Low-A puts him on track to perhaps be Minnesota's next star hitter. Sano had an encouraging development as he drew walks (15 percent of plate appearances) at a great rate, but he also struck out too much (144 strikeouts). He will need to make better contact to thrive at higher levels. He played third base at Low-A, but made 42 errors in 125 games. It is not clear if he will have the glove to stay at third base at higher levels, and Sano may have to move to the outfield. Those flaws are offset by his power as he hit 28 home runs in Low-A as a 19-year-old. The Twins have been deliberate with his development, but a strong 2013 season could make him a factor in the majors in 2014.

2012

Sano is living up to the hype that made him a high-priced signing out of the Dominican Republic and he may be Minnesota's next star hitter. Sano hit .292/.352/.637 with 20 home runs in 66 games in the rookie Appalachian League. He displayed massive power potential at just age 18 and was drawing comparisons to Miguel Cabrera. While Sano drew more walks in his second professional season, he still needs to improve his contact rate (77 strikeouts in 267 at-bats). He alternated playing third base and shortstop and his future position likely depends how much he grows beyond his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. The Twins haven't ruled out playing him at shortstop, but he'll likely move to third base or even the outfield at higher levels. A strong season at Low-A Beloit could bring him to the ranks of the most elite prospects in baseball.

2011

Sano showed enough in his first professional season to draw comparisons to a young Miguel Cabrera. He was considered the top prospect in the Dominican Republic when he signed with the Twins in November 2009. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, he was moved to third base from shortstop and posted a 1.009 OPS in 20 games in the Dominican Summer League, before hitting .291/.338/.466 for the Gulf Coast League Twins in rookie ball. He struggled with the strike zone (10:43 K:BB ratio), but held his own in rookie ball at just 17. He has explosive bat speed with huge power potential. Sano needs refinement, but the upside is very high.

2010

Jean was considered the top prospect in the Dominican Republic, which made it a surprise when the low revenue Twins nabbed him with a $3.15 million singing bonus. The 16-year-old shortstop looks like a fully developed player at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds and he's said to have good power and a strong arm. However, we'll need to see how he fares in his first taste of professional baseball to see if he'll have the mobility to remain at shortstop given his size. He also changed his name from Miguel Angel Sano to Miguel Jean after his signing, so beware any confusion.