MINNEAPOLIS Before hundreds of adoring fans took pictures of him, Twins minor leaguer Miguel Sano had to first take a picture of his own this weekend at TwinsFest.
The 19-year-old Sano, widely regarded as the organization's top prospect, stopped Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau and had someone snap a picture of the veteran slugger with the young third baseman on Sano's cell phone. As he looked at the picture, Sano grinned from ear to ear.
Fans that had the chance to be in Sano's presence likely had the same reaction this weekend. It was the first time Sano has been at TwinsFest, and his autograph lines were the longest of any station throughout the event. Granted, part of that was due to the fact that his line was free of charge.
But it was also because Twins fans wanted to catch a glimpse ofa playerthey hope will be a future star.
"We don't bring just any young player up here and give them this type of exposure," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said of Sano. "Obviously,...