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Miguel Sano

22-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.269

HR

18

RBI

52

R

46

SB

1

2016 RotoWire 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  

January 31, 2016  –  Miguel Sano News

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Minnesota intends for Sano to begin the season as the starting right fielder, GM Terry Ryan told MLB.com. "He's bought in," Ryan said. "But we've certainly asked that question. You have to be on board with it and he's on board."

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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
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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

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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. 4 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .385 .530 .915
Oct. 3 KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .385 .535 .920
Oct. 2 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .380 .535 .915
Oct. 1 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .385 .543 .928
Sep. 30 @Cle 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .390 .551 .941
Sep. 30 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .389 .542 .931
Sep. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .388 .547 .935
Sep. 27 @Det 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .390 .547 .937
Sep. 26 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .393 .546 .939
Sep. 25 @Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .395 .551 .946
Sep. 24 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .397 .558 .955
Sep. 23 Cle 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .399 .563 .962
Sep. 22 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .394 .562 .956
Sep. 20 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .396 .569 .965
Sep. 19 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .393 .572 .965
Sep. 19 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .391 .575 .966
Sep. 18 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 LAA 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .391 .568 .959
Sep. 16 Det 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .395 .571 .966
Sep. 15 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .276 .389 .561 .950
Sep. 14 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .389 .567 .956
Sep. 13 @CWS 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .387 .570 .957
Sep. 12 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .387 .574 .961
Sep. 11 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .389 .583 .972
Sep. 9 @KC 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .389 .592 .981
Sep. 8 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 7 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .386 .574 .960
Sep. 6 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .386 .583 .969
Sep. 5 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .393 .596 .989
Last 7 Days 21 2 4 0 0 1 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .346 .333 .679
Last 14 Days 47 6 10 1 1 1 3 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .327 .340 .667
Last 30 Days 95 13 21 4 1 3 10 19 40 0 0 1 0 0 .221 .357 .379 .736

Miguel Sano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
201581164130.284.519.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151983014391.263.535.929

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151322310271.318.6141.065

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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
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3-Year Averages     335 279 15.8% 35.5% 0.45 57% .401 .261

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Contact

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.269 AVG
AVERAGE
57% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.401 BABIP
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Power

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.530 SLG
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.261 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.45 BB/K
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15.8% BB Rate
ELITE
35.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.915 OPS
ELITE
.385 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Miguel Sano

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

Sano decided to shut it down in winter ball in order to work on his conditioning and outfield defense for the rest of the offseason, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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The Twins continue to insist that Sano will play in the outfield in 2016, with Trevor Plouffe remaining at third base, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Sano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 10-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

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Sano (hamstring) will return to the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Sano came off the bench to clobber a go-ahead solo home run in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Royals.

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Sano is out of the lineup for a second straight day, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Sano is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

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Sano (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday against Houston.

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Sano was held out of Thursday's lineup due to a right hamstring strain.

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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.