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Miguel Sano

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2018 Stats

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.199

HR

13

RBI

41

R

32

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sano fulfilled his promise as an elite power hitter before missing most of the final two months due to a shin injury. The Twins stopped using him in the outfield, and he was passable defensively at th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 272   DOB: 5/1/1993   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By MIN In 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Miguel Sano Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Twins in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.

May 24, 2019  –  Miguel Sano News

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Sano went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs. three RBI and three runs scored in a victory over the Angels 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 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 24 MAJ MIN 114 483 424 75 112 45 15 2 28 77 0 0 54 173 0 1 4 .264 .352 .507 .859
2018 25 A+ FOR 19 77 64 11 21 4 2 0 2 12 0 0 13 21 0 0 0 .328 .442 .453 .895
2018 25 AAA ROC 9 36 30 2 8 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 6 8 0 0 0 .267 .389 .500 .889
2018 25 MAJ MIN 71 299 266 32 53 27 14 0 13 41 0 0 31 115 0 2 0 .199 .281 .398 .679
2019 26 A+ FOR 2 7 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .800 .857 1.400 2.257
2019 26 AA PEN 5 23 20 1 4 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 .200 .217 .450 .667
2019 26 AAA ROC 3 14 13 2 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .308 .357 .462 .819
2019 26 MAJ MIN 6 28 25 8 6 6 2 0 4 8 0 0 2 10 0 1 0 .240 .286 .800 1.086
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3-Year Averages     100 424 375 54 89 40 17 1 22 61 0 0 46 155 0 2 1 .237 .321 .464 .785
Career  (View All)     387 1,640 1,431 218 349 162 70 4 88 244 2 1 194 595 0 9 6 .244 .335 .483 .818

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Miguel Sano Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 30 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 29 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 28 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 28 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 27 Det Did not play.
Sep. 26 Det Did not play.
Sep. 25 Det Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .281 .398 .679
Sep. 17 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 16 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 15 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 14 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 13 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 12 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 11 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 10 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 9 KC Did not play.
Sep. 8 KC Did not play.
Sep. 7 KC Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .285 .405 .690
Sep. 3 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .282 .405 .687
Sep. 2 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .283 .407 .690
Aug. 31 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .287 .413 .700
Aug. 30 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .285 .418 .703
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 19 1 2 0 0 1 2 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .227 .263 .490
Miguel Sano Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 14 Charlotte 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
May. 12 Durham 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 1.000 1.600
May. 11 Durham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 9 Mississippi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 7 Mississippi 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .750 .600 1.250 1.850
May. 6 Mississippi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 5 Biloxi 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
May. 4 Biloxi 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 2 Clearwater 4 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.750 2.750
Apr. 30 Clearwater 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .667 .000 .667
Jul. 25 Indianapols 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 13 2 4 2 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 2 .308 .313 .462 .775
Last 30 Days 42 4 13 5 0 2 9 3 15 0 0 1 2 .310 .354 .571 .925

Miguel Sano: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2019 5 1
2018 11 56 7
2017 9 82 25
2016 42 38 38 35
2015 2 9 69

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Miguel Sano: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 1 14
2019 9

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Miguel Sano Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201982110.125.500.722
201870104100.186.371.634
2017101207190.297.604.992

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2019176370.294.9411.257
2018196229310.204.408.696
20173235521580.254.477.817

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018127177220.236.472.772
20172183712360.257.468.824

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2019258480.240.8001.086
2018139156190.165.331.595
20172063816410.272.549.896
Miguel Sano vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .382 .182
2011 18 R ELI 293 267 7.8% 26.3% 0.30 71% .339 .345
2012 19 A BEL 553 457 14.5% 26% 0.56 68% .307 .263
2013 20 A+ FOR 243 206 11.9% 25.1% 0.48 70% .397 .325
2013 20 AA NEW 276 233 13% 29.3% 0.44 65% .265 .335
2015 22 AA CHA 286 241 13.3% 23.8% 0.56 72% .315 .270
2015 22 MAJ MIN 335 279 15.8% 35.5% 0.45 57% .396 .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% .329 .226
2017 24 MAJ MIN 483 424 11.2% 35.8% 0.31 59% .375 .243
2018 25 A+ FOR 77 64 16.9% 27.3% 0.62 67% .463 .125
2018 25 AAA ROC 36 30 16.7% 22.2% 0.75 73% .300 .233
2018 25 MAJ MIN 299 266 10.4% 38.5% 0.27 57% .286 .199
2019 26 A+ FOR 7 5 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .750 .600
2019 26 AA PEN 23 20 4.3% 30.4% 0.14 65% .214 .250
2019 26 AAA ROC 14 13 7.1% 50% 0.14 46% .667 .154
2019 26 MAJ MIN 28 25 7.1% 35.7% 0.20 60% .167 .560
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3-Year Averages     424 375 10.8% 36.6% 0.30 59% .335 .227
Career     1,640 1,431 11.8% 36.3% 0.33 58% .345 .239

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Miguel Sano Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 65 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 87 0 - 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 697.7 -5 26 -3 0 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 476.3 -6 29 -5 -1 0 0
2019 44 0 - 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Miguel Sano    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
10.4% BB Rate
GREAT
38.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.679 OPS
TERRIBLE
.281 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.199 AVG
TERRIBLE
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.398 SLG
WEAK
.199 ISO
GOOD

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

Sano is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.

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Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Monday in the Twins' 3-1 win over the Mariners.

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Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Saturday's 18-4 win over the Mariners.

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The Twins reinstated Sano (heel) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

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Sano (heel) announced via Instagram he is heading to Triple-A Rochester to continue his minor-league rehab assignment.

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Sano (heel) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Pensacola on Friday, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's minor-league action.

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Sano (heel) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday at High-A Fort Myers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Sano (heel) is about two weeks from a rehab assignment, Twins chief of baseball operations Derek Falvey told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He hit a home run Friday in an extended spring training game.

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Sano (heel) will begin a simulated spring training in the coming days with High-A Fort Myers, and he could begin playing in minor-league games before the end of April, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 plate work. Sano hit just .235 with a .799 OPS in the first two months. After missing most of July with a strained hamstring, Sano moved to third base. He continued to struggle with his health (elbow, back) and finished the season mostly playing DH. Sano's frequent injuries and worsening approach led to demotion talk in August. He increased an already problematic strikeout rate to 36.0 percent last season and drew fewer walks (10.9 percent walk rate compared to 15.8 percent in 2015). Long term, any position other than DH may not be sustainable given his size. Despite his flaws, Sano still draws walks at a strong rate and boasts prodigious power, tools that could help him fulfill his promise and become one of baseball's top home run threats.

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.