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    Miguel Sano

    Name: Miguel Sano
    Position: 3B
    Height: 6'3
    Weight: 195
    Bats: Right
    Throws: Right
    Signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent on October 9, 2009.
    Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

    His pre-2013 prospect rating was #12 by MLB.com and #9 by BaseballAmerica.com

    Other: Is appearing in a film sequel to Pelotero, a documentary by filmmaker Jon Paley. Here's a link with an interview with Paley: Camden Depot: An Interview with Jon Paley on his Miguel Sano film and the DR. (I plan on doing a little more research on this, because I think it's interesting!)

    Sano is currently batting .395 with a .449 OBP in 43 plates appearances over 11 games.

    More to come!

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    The legend of Sano continues. Grand Slam in the 7th as FM looks to make it 12 straight.

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    Awesome! I'll post some more tonight - got busy with some after school stuff. You rock, Mr. Ed!

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    In addition to hitting a grand slam today, Sano is now on a 10 game hitting streak. Batting average is up to .413. (Thanks to Dustin Morse on twitter!)

    Fort Myers Miracle is now 12-0.

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    Baseball America has released their hot sheet for this week and Miguel Sano is #1!!

    You can read more about it here.

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    I've been thinking about big league comps for Sano. Everyone wants to make the Miguel Cabrera comparison, but I think that probably the best major league comparison is Giancarlo Stanton. The minor league numbers are pretty similar, particularly the power, batting average, and strike outs. I think its promising, that it appears so far that Sano appears to take more walks than Stanton ever did. Stanton was in AA ball by his 20th birthday, but I don't think Sano is far behind. Excluding an extended mid-season slump like last year (knock on wood), I think Sano is in AA-ball by the end of the season. I think Stanton is probably a much better outfielder than Sano will ever be at 3rd base, but I think the bat comparison is spot on. Frankly, I'd be thrilled if Sano turns out like Stanton.

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    7 Homers in April for Sano. .389AVG

    All good

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    Sano is having a GREAT year so far. All good stuff. He was even the Twins Twitter trivia question this week.

    It will be interesting to see if he gets moved to AA this year or not. I read an 1500ESPN article on how he could hold his own in the majors right now (article here) and I am curious to see how many homers he'll hit this year.

    My only concern is his defense - he didn't have a great year last year at 3B (committing 42 errors in 125 games) but I think they've been working with him on that. Not to rag on Trevor Plouffe at all, but I'm excited to see a third baseman come up that has a great bat and can play the bag well.

    Still looking for more info on the movie and sequel - been a busy week at school...

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    Tonight, Miguel Sano launched his 8th home run of the year/month!

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    I hate to bring it up and start the same conversation but when is it time to start moving some guys up? Buxton, Sano, and Rosario have all been very impressive and in Sano and Rosario's cases they have shown huge strides on defense. Just a though though, I'm not saying they "have to move them now!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance View Post
    I hate to bring it up and start the same conversation but when is it time to start moving some guys up? Buxton, Sano, and Rosario have all been very impressive and in Sano and Rosario's cases they have shown huge strides on defense. Just a though though, I'm not saying they "have to move them now!"
    Pretty much every thread on here thinks most of the player movement will happen at midseason. Injuries requiring roster shuffling could lead to a move earlier though.

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    Hit #9 on Friday. Interesting that last season only 25 players hit more than 9 FSL homers all year. Only 10 hit more than 12. Another week or two like this and Miguel may force the Twins hand. With Levi Michael back in action, there are only so many innings available at 2B/SS for he, Rosario & Petterson to split. A Sano promotion could open the door at 3rd for Levi & Adam to prove their worth as potential Utility IF's down the road.

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    Apologies for the delay in posting this week - May is a busy month at school.

    I'm still pretty new to following the minor leagues, but can they be called up from ANY of our affiliates? A, AA, AAA, etc? Or do they have to be at a certain location before being called up? I would imagine we may see Buxton and Sano before the season's over.

    This week he was named Twinkie Town's Minor League Player of the Week and he continues to stay hot, with an average of .364. He's hit 9 homeruns so far on the year.

    Jason Hunt posted a great article on Sano as well today - check it out here.

    Today, Baseball Hot Corner posted an article about David Price and how the Twins could lure them into trading Price for Sano and Buxton. I'd really hate to see that happen, because I feel like all offseason it's been, "Don't worry, we have these awesome prospects coming up!" and if we trade them, we'll be let down. That's just my opinion. I'm not against Price at all, he's a great pitcher (and we need decent pitchers, since *cough cough* Worley hasn't been working out that well), but I don't like the idea of building towards the future only to have them be traded away.

    Any thoughts on this? I guess this is just what I'm thinking currently.

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    As much as I like Price, and as much as I think Price would make this team instantly legit, I would bet good money that Terry Ryan would never do this. To make this trade viable, Ryan would also have to sign Price to a long-term extension and he would never give a pitcher a contract like the one Price would require.

    And yes, the Twins can call up a player from any level they chose. Though rare, there has been a history of some players skipping the minors alltogether. While a Sano call-up this year is not an impossiblity, I wouldn't set the expectations too high, getting to AAA this year would even go against the grain for the Twins.

    Buxton almost surely won't get called up. The Twins have a track record of keeping HS drafted players in the Midwest League for an entire season regardless of production. Buxton getting to Ft. Myers this year would be a rare occurance within this organization, though I think we may be in luck with that goal actually.

    Thanks for the Sano updates.

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    I am thinking if the Twins would probably need one of them and another B prospect. Sano and Buxton are both A prospects. I personally would NOT like to see either of them traded for Price. He would pretty much be a rental as their is little chance we could afford to bring him back. He is going to get the biggest contract ever given to a right handed pitcher. He is better and younger than Greinke (also no psychological issues). The Yankees and the Dodgers are going to bid so hard for this guy that the national guards of New York and California are going to get called in. I'll take my chances with developing Sano slowly and Buxton at a little faster pace. P.S. I would love to have multiple paragraphs, but the enter does not work while using explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    As much as I like Price, and as much as I think Price would make this team instantly legit, I would bet good money that Terry Ryan would never do this. To make this trade viable, Ryan would also have to sign Price to a long-term extension and he would never give a pitcher a contract like the one Price would require.

    And yes, the Twins can call up a player from any level they chose. Though rare, there has been a history of some players skipping the minors alltogether. While a Sano call-up this year is not an impossiblity, I wouldn't set the expectations too high, getting to AAA this year would even go against the grain for the Twins.

    Buxton almost surely won't get called up. The Twins have a track record of keeping HS drafted players in the Midwest League for an entire season regardless of production. Buxton getting to Ft. Myers this year would be a rare occurance within this organization, though I think we may be in luck with that goal actually.

    Thanks for the Sano updates.
    I was kind of thinking Sano stays the whole year to work on 3b. I was also thinking (hoping) that Buxton gets the nod after the futures game to go down (up in the system) to Ft. Myers. Buxton is slightly old for his school grade. I want to say he will be 20 in December so maybe the Twins make an exception. The fact that he is ripping up the Midwest League may also help them break their normal approaches.

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    He's a lefty. Otherwise I agree.

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    ESPN has a story on Sano due to his awesomeness. Here is the link:

    Top Twins prospect Miguel Sano starring in documentary - ESPN

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    Any news on why Sano wasn't in the FTM lineup tonight? I saw he had a HBP yesterday early in the game and was taken out in the 7th inning. Hoping it's just a day off

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
    Any news on why Sano wasn't in the FTM lineup tonight? I saw he had a HBP yesterday early in the game and was taken out in the 7th inning. Hoping it's just a day off
    From what I've seen on Twitter - Miguel has a bruised elbow from the HBP. Says he'll be out at least 2 days.

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