Miguel Sanó Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 272 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/11/1993 (27)
Miguel Sanó Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Miguel Sanó News
Minnesota Twins first/third baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a solo homer. Sano's homer was his first of the season, a 404-foot blast that left his bat at an exit velocity of 107.3 MPH. The 27-year-old third baseman has been in the midst of a slump, though he's now put together two straight games of great at-bats, with four walks and a homer in his last two contests combined. Sano will get a Friday matchup against Angels' left-hander Andrew Heaney, who has surrendered a career 8.3 percent barrel rate.
Minnesota Twins first/third baseman Miguel Sano went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox. Sano has been slumping to start the season, so it was nice to see him put together a couple of patient at-bats. The 27-year-old slugger is batting just .086 with a 40 percent strikeout rate, though he's had some poor batted ball luck, as evidenced by his incredibly low .125 BABIP. While it's obviously a bit concerning to see him struggling so much, it sure seems like an early-season slump that he can work himself out of.
Minnesota Twins first/third baseman Miguel Sano bashed his first home run of the season in his team's victory over the Brewers. Sano's home run was a line-drive bullet that made its voyage toward the right-field seats at an exit velocity of 106.7 MPH, his first round-tripper of the season. He did have two strikeouts, giving him seven compared to just one walk this season, which is certainly not great if you roster him in a points league. However, it was a good sign to see him get on the board in the home run category, and he has a great chance to add to his total on Monday against Tigers' right-hander Jose Urena, whose 15.4 percent home runs per fly ball rate and 9.5 percent barrel rate from 2020 play right into Sano's strengths.
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.