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Miguel Sano

22-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

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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: AA    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  

May 18, 2015  –  Miguel Sano News

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Sano, 22, is hitting .278 with two homers and seven RBI over the past 10 games at Double-A Chattanooga.

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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 42 181 153 31 38 20 10 1 9 29 3 0 24 46 0 3 1 .248 .348 .503 .851
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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 181 153 13.3% 25.4% 0.52 70% .296 .255
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Sano, 21, is batting .173/.317/.385 with three home runs, three RBI and one steal through 15 games for Double-A Chattanooga.

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Sano, 21, smacked a home run Thursday in the season opener for Double-A Chattanooga.

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Sano has been optioned to Double-A, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Contradicting a previous report, Sano will actually remain at Twins camp, Andrew Simon of MLB.com reports.

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Sano was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Sano went 1-for-2 with a home run (off Gerrit Cole) while playing DH in Monday's spring training tie with Pittsburgh.

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Sano played third base and had a hit in his only at-bat along with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's exhibition win over the University of Minnesota. It was his first game since a 2014 spring training intrasquad contest where he hurt his elbow that resulted in Tommy John surgery.

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Sano (elbow) is on track to have have a regular spring training with no major restrictions, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He's doing pretty much everything," said Brad Steil, Twins director of minor league operations. "I don't know if (Twins trainers) are going to watch how much activity he has in the first few days; sometimes guys get in there and air it out and overdo it."

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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.