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Miguel Sano

23-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.238

HR

24

RBI

61

R

56

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 a...

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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  

September 22, 2016  –  Miguel Sano News

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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 112 477 421 56 100 47 22 1 24 61 1 0 53 172 0 2 1 .238 .323 .466 .789
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3-Year Averages     80 335 279 46 75 36 17 1 18 52 1 1 53 119 0 2 1 .269 .385 .530 .916
Career  (View All)     192 812 700 102 175 83 39 2 42 113 2 1 106 291 0 4 2 .250 .349 .491 .840

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
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
Aug. 31 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .324 .452 .776
Aug. 30 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .327 .457 .784
Aug. 29 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .328 .459 .787
Aug. 28 @Tor 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .329 .465 .794
Last 7 Games 22 3 6 2 1 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .333 .591 .924
Last 14 Games 22 3 6 2 1 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .333 .591 .924
Last 30 Games 73 9 16 4 1 4 10 8 34 0 0 0 0 3 .219 .296 .466 .762

Miguel Sano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 39 38 38 34
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
201689185110.236.483.823
201581164130.284.519.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163293719501.237.462.778
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
20162162713331.250.454.786
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 477 421 11.1% 36.1% 0.31 59% .338 .228
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3-Year Averages     335 279 15.8% 35.5% 0.45 57% .401 .261
Career     812 700 13.1% 35.8% 0.36 58% .362 .241

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2016 Stat Review for Miguel Sano    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.238 AVG
POOR
59% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.338 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.466 SLG
GOOD
.228 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
11.1% BB Rate
GREAT
36.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.789 OPS
GOOD
.323 OBP
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Miguel Sano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Sano will not travel with the team for this weekend's series in New York, and will instead return to the Twin Cities for additional exams and treatment on his ailing back, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.