Miguel Sanó Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 272 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/11/1993 (28)
Miguel Sanó Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Miguel Sanó News
Minnesota Twins first/third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Indians. Sano enjoyed a strong day at the dish, ripping a 108.2 MPH double before clobbering a 113.7 MPH, three-run homer, his 28th of the year. The slugger is batting just .234 and has struck out 20 times in 47 September at-bats but has great power upside, as evidenced by his five homers during the month. He'll look to keep his strong month going on Friday against the Blue Jays.
Minnesota Twins first/third baseman Miguel Sano collected three hits, a home run, and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Yankees. Sano went without a hit in each of his last three games, so it was nice to see him collect a trio Monday afternoon, including a 383-foot homer. The slugger has eight hits in September, half of them home runs along with a 16:5 strikeout-to-walk ratio, as he continues to be a boom/bust fantasy option. Sano has been great against the Indians, his next opponent this season, posting seven extra-base hits and RBI in 39 at-bats against Cleveland pitching. He'll be an upside play for Tuesday's doubleheader.
Minnesota Twins first/third baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's victory over Cleveland. Sano gave the Twins a much-needed insurance run in the seventh inning, belting a mammoth, 449-foot homer that registered a 112.1 MPH exit velocity. The slugger has just four hits in September so far, though two of them have been homers. Sano ranks in the 94th-percentile or better in exit velocity, barrel rate, and hard-hit rate, giving him power upside down the stretch- as long as managers can surround him with batters who hit for average or don't strike out a lot.
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.