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JABO: Boosting Miguel Sano’s Case for Rookie of the Year

There was a time this season when it looked like Blue Jays infielder Devon Travis would have a serious case for winning the American League Rookie of the Year award. What that is, more than anything else, is a reminder that the regular season is really super long, but you can say this much — a heck of a race has emerged. Though many are understandably more focused on the games...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Sano firmly among top three front-runners for AL Rookie of the Year

It's a stacked class of first years across baseball this season, and in the American League there are three front-runners for the Rookie of the Year award. Minnesota's monster-masher Miguel Sano is one of them, but he's got stiff competition from a couple of uber-talented shortstops, Houston's Carlos Correa and Cleveland's Francisco Lindor. Also, there's Toronto closer Roberto Osuna...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano's making his first adjustments

There’s a hitting prospect called straight up from Double-A currently blowing away offensive expectations while providing a boost for a surprising potential playoff team. Michael Conforto‘s just 22, and the New York Mets didn’t even really want to have him up so soon, but desperation forced their hand, and now Conforto’s sitting on a 166 wRC+. He homered on Wednesday. No...
Via Fangraphs
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Miguel Sano named AL Rookie of the Month

Even after the month ended, Miguel Sano's hot August continued. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Twins third baseman/designated hitter was named the American League Rookie of the Month. He led all rookies in runs scored, home runs, RBI and walks in August. Sano hit .278 with seven doubles, nine home runs, 18 runs scored and 26 RBI over 27 games. It was the first time this season Sano...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano robbed of HR as moon shot hits catwalk (Video)

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was robbed of a home run when the moon shot that he crushed hit a catwalk near the roof of Tropicana Field during the third inning of Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay. The ball that Sano hit probably would have landed 100 feet past the fence in left-center field, but according to the rules, the catwalk is in play. Sano had to settle...
Via Holdout Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Sano's impressive rookie production

Miguel Sano, it would appear, bypassed all the anxiety, feelings of inadequacy and second-guessing that are natural byproducts of being a big-league rookie. From the second he arrived at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins' prized young slugger swung with confidence, with patience and with a presence that made fans sit up and take notice.  You might be saying to yourself, though,...
Via Fox Sports North
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Let's talk about Miguel Sano

There are a lot of rookies getting attention this season. And with good reason — it’s been a pretty good year for rookie position players. But while Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Joc Pederson, Jung-Ho Kang, Randal Grichuk are Carlos Correa getting lots of pub, it seems as though Miguel Sano has not generated the same volume of coverage nationally as have his peers. And that...
Via Fangraphs
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

Following an 11-17 June, the Twins have fallen five games behind the Royals in the AL Central, just one game ahead of the Tigers for second place in the division. Minnesota is only a half-game away from the league’s second wild-card bid, but is fighting in a mosh pit with five other clubs for that spot. To try and break from the pack, the Twins have to put their best team on...
Via The Outside Corner
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' top prospect to miss season after Tommy John surgery

After months of concern about the ulnar collateral ligament in Miguel Sano's elbow, news emerged this morning that the elite Minnesota Twins prospect would have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press announced the news via Twitter.Berardino also spoke to Twins assistant GM Rob Antony, who said Sano should be able to swing a bat in four months...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins prospect Sano to have Tommy John surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano didn't receive the news he hoped for Saturday. Sano, regarded as one of the top prospects in all of baseball, will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Sano has been dealing with soreness in his elbow since playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic. The 20-year-old third baseman had been cautious with his elbow this...
Via Fox Sports North
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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