Miguel Sanó Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 272 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/11/1993 (29)
Miguel Sanó Season Stats
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Miguel Sanó News
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (toe) and first baseman Miguel Sano (knee) were placed on the 10-day IL Saturday. Kepler had missed the last three games with a toe injury that is now known to be a fractured right pinkie toe. After a hot start at the dish, he has cooled down with just four homers and an OPS below .700 since May 1. Sano had played in just three games since returning from surgery to repair his left knee meniscus, and it's that same knee that is causing him to head back to the IL. Neither player needs to be held onto in any fantasy format. Alex Kirilloff and Gilberto Celestino will likely cover for Kepler in right field, while Luis Arraez and Jose Miranda will take turns playing first in Sano's absence.
The Minnesota Twins have activated first baseman Miguel Sano (knee) from the 60-day injured list. He will be batting ninth in his return to action in Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Sano was sidelined for about three months after undergoing meniscus surgery on his left knee. He was struggling immensely before the injury, slashing just .093/.231/.148 over 17 games. He'll need to bounce back from that rough start to the season soon as the Twins have more competition for playing time now with both Alex Kirilloff and Jose Miranda coming around at the plate lately.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano (knee) was activated from the 60-day injured list on Monday. Sano had been on the injured list after having meniscus surgery on his left knee early in May. The Twins optioned Gilberto Celestino back to Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move to make room for Sano on the big-league roster. Sano is hitting just .093 with one homer and three RBI across 54 at-bats in 2022. He may struggle to see everyday at-bats with the Twins unless there's an injury ahead of him.
While the power was still evident for Miguel Sano last year, there was nothing else encouraging about his 2020 performance. Even the OBP appeal was lost, as he fashioned a miserable .278 number. Sano led the Majors with an incredibly outrageous 43.9% strikeout rate, which was a new low even for him. Dealing with some COVID-19 issues certainly did not help, as Sano had just one hit in his first 17 at-bats. He also finished with a whimper, hitting .148 in September/October. His O-Contact% fell to 36.5 from 42.8. When Sano did make contact, though, the results were still impressive, as he continued to rank among the very best in the league in Exit Velocity (95.2) and Hard Hit Rate (57.3). He also still ranked among the best in Barrel% (22.9) and xWOBACON (,532). Like Ivan Drago, anything he hit, he destroyed, The issue was obviously that he simply did not hit enough, as an increase in Launch Angle from 15.9 to a career-high 20.2 yielded continued explosive results with much less frequency. Sano's ADP of 188 makes sense, as you will get very good power and hopefully less of a pure basement type of BA this season, but with his propensity to not make contact so often, you simply have to pay the BA cost for the pop. If the walk rate (8.8) returns to prior levels he can bounce back from the OBP perspective.