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Miguel Sano

23-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.236

HR

25

RBI

66

R

57

SB

1

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sano took a step backward after his promising rookie stint. Minnesota struggled to find a position for Sano and made the surprising decision to start him in right field, which may have hindered his pl...

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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  

March 4, 2017  –  Miguel Sano News

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Sano went 2-for-3 with his first home run of spring training in Saturday's win over Toronto.

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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 80 335 279 46 75 36 17 1 18 52 1 1 53 119 0 2 1 .269 .385 .530 .915
2016 23 AAA ROC 8 30 25 3 4 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 5 10 0 0 0 .160 .300 .440 .740
2016 23 MAJ MIN 116 495 437 57 103 48 22 1 25 66 1 0 54 178 0 3 1 .236 .319 .462 .781
2017 Spring Training 24   MIN 13 37 35 6 8 5 2 1 2 5 0 0 2 16 0 0 0 .229 .270 .514 .785
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3-Year Averages     98 414 358 51 89 41 19 1 21 59 1 0 53 148 0 2 1 .249 .345 .483 .829
Career  (View All)     196 830 716 103 178 84 39 2 43 118 2 1 107 297 0 5 2 .249 .346 .489 .835

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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
Oct. 2 @CWS 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .319 .462 .781
Oct. 1 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .316 .455 .771
Sep. 30 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .319 .459 .778
Sep. 29 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .322 .462 .784
Sep. 28 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .323 .466 .789
Sep. 27 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .321 .467 .788
Sep. 25 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .325 .472 .797
Sep. 24 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .325 .472 .797
Sep. 23 Sea 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .325 .466 .791
Sep. 22 Det Did not play.
Sep. 22 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .322 .459 .781
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det Did not play.
Sep. 18 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .322 .459 .781
Sep. 11 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 10 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .324 .462 .786
Sep. 9 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .324 .457 .781
Sep. 7 KC 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .324 .460 .784
Sep. 6 KC Did not play.
Sep. 5 KC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .325 .460 .785
Sep. 4 CWS 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .239 .324 .459 .783
Sep. 3 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .321 .449 .770
Sep. 2 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .318 .442 .760
Sep. 1 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .321 .447 .768
Last 7 Games 28 2 5 1 0 1 5 2 12 0 0 0 1 0 .179 .226 .321 .547
Last 14 Games 38 4 9 2 1 2 6 3 17 0 0 0 1 1 .237 .286 .500 .786
Last 30 Games 72 10 16 4 1 5 12 8 33 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .296 .514 .810

Miguel Sano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 42 38 38 35
2015 2 9 69

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Miguel Sano Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201697196150.227.485.818
201581164130.284.519.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163403819511.238.456.771
20151983014391.263.535.929

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162022811280.223.480.790
20151322310271.318.6141.065

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162352914381.247.447.774
2015147238250.224.456.775
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 335 279 15.8% 35.5% 0.45 57% .401 .261
2016 23 AAA ROC 30 25 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .154 .280
2016 23 MAJ MIN 495 437 10.9% 36% 0.30 59% .333 .226
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3-Year Averages     414 358 12.8% 35.7% 0.36 59% .360 .234
Career     830 716 12.9% 35.8% 0.36 59% .359 .240

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Miguel Sano Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 77 -1 14 0 0 -1 45 1 36 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 376 -2 77 -4 -2 0 186 -4 113 -4 0 -3 -1
2016 RF 312.7 -13 81 -6 -13 140 -4 65 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 3B 1 0 -1 -2 0 -2
2016 RF -2 -1 -3 0 0 -1 -1 -6 0 -8

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2016 Stat Review for Miguel Sano    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
10.9% BB Rate
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36.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.781 OPS
AVERAGE
.319 OBP
WEAK
Contact

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.236 AVG
POOR
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.462 SLG
GOOD
.226 ISO
GOOD

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Miguel Sano

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Miguel Sano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sano said he dropped 15 pounds this offseason, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Sano went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in Sunday's 6-3 win over the White Sox.

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Sano went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and grounded into a double play Saturday against the White Sox.

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Sano is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

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Sano (back) is starting at third base and hitting cleanup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Sano (back) may be available as a pinch-hitter for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Sano (back) is hoping to return to the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Sano (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

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Sano (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday against Detroit.

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An MRI on Sano's back showed no significant damage and he could return in a few days, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "There was a little sign of an old injury that they are not concerned about," manager Paul Molitor said.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Sano made a strong impression in his rookie season as he quickly went from looking like one of the Twins' best hitters to one of the best hitters in the league. He was called up at the start of July after hitting 15 home runs with a .918 OPS at Double-A, and didn't miss a beat despite skipping a level. Sano had a strong 15.8% walk rate, which is uncommon for a rookie, and flashed 40-homer potential. The batting average is a risk since he struck out too often (35.5%) and had an unsustainable .401 BABIP, plus he will be DH-only in many formats at least to start the year. The Twins have said they want Sano to play in the field in 2016, but Trevor Plouffe remains in the way at third base. First base could be where he ultimately ends up. No matter what, the Twins will make room for Sano in the lineup and he'll likely be the cleanup hitter.

2015

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. He missed the entire 2014 season but is expected to be ready by spring training. When we last saw Sano on the field, he hit a combined .280/.382/.610 with 35 home runs between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain in 2013. Sano draws walks at a strong rate (12%), but also strikes 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 in 2013, but it's still not clear if he'll stick at the hot corner in the majors. The missed season may prolong his time in the minors, as GM Terry Ryan said the Twins don't plan for him to contend for a major league job this spring and he'll likely spend a full season in the minors. However, a hot start to the season - and proof his elbow is back to full strength - could hasten that timetable. Sano is still projected to be an impact bat for the Twins and a pillar of the rebuilding effort.

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.