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Parker Hageman
06-09-2013, 05:34 PM
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raindog
06-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Woohoo! So exciting. I'm sure they said, "Oh, we'll wait until the All-Star Break". Until he blasts two more home runs in a game. He forced their hand, for sure. So exciting.

Kwak
06-09-2013, 05:44 PM
Congratualations to Sano! Since there were no comments in the Kris Bryant thread that he was "too big to play third", hopefully that issue won't be raised for Sano.

greengoblinrulz
06-09-2013, 05:48 PM
will give both more time in AA than High A this yr

Thrylos
06-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Woohoo! So exciting. I'm sure they said, "Oh, we'll wait until the All-Star Break". Until he blasts two more home runs in a game. He forced their hand, for sure. So exciting.

They waited until the half of the season was over for Fort Myers (& they clinched a spot in the postseason btw.) A+ All Star break (Now) and not MLB :)

Happy to see these guys in AA. The Rock Cats are going to Reading this month, so I think I will be there more than once. Just hope that Meyer is up and running by then...

jokin
06-09-2013, 07:38 PM
With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?

Joe
06-09-2013, 07:47 PM
With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?


I'd bet money that will be the case. The Twins are doing a lot to promote Buxton's likeness. Would there be any chance that game would be televised if he weren't there? Doubt it.

clutterheart
06-09-2013, 07:48 PM
[QUOTE=jokin;124004]With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?[/QUOTE

When CR clinch or are eliminated from the playoffs they will promote him.

Seth Stohs
06-09-2013, 07:52 PM
[QUOTE=jokin;124004]With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?[/QUOTE

When CR clinch or are eliminated from the playoffs they will promote him.

Correct. I think the kernels magic number is 5 with 6 games to play.

KernelsGuy1
06-09-2013, 08:13 PM
[QUOTE=clutterheart;124012]

Correct. I think the kernels magic number is 5 with 6 games to play.

Don't think so. Kernels only 1.5 up with 7 to play.

Either way, there's only a week left in the first half. Why not just promote Buxton after the completion of the half at the All-Star break? What's the difference? It's marginal, in my opinion would be a game, maybe two games earlier, but then 5 days off before the second half.

Brock Beauchamp
06-09-2013, 08:33 PM
They must feel pretty good about Rosario at second to move him to AA. A good sign, for sure.

beckmt
06-09-2013, 10:01 PM
Great news, it makes it possible if any/all of them do very well at AA, they could get a look in spring training for major league jobs.

PseudoSABR
06-09-2013, 10:11 PM
The Double A boxscore got a whole hell of a lot more interesting.

CK
06-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Who is Miguel Sano?

Kwak
06-09-2013, 10:23 PM
They must feel pretty good about Rosario at second to move him to AA. A good sign, for sure.
Dozier makes that pill easier to swallow.

Twins Fan From Afar
06-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Who is Miguel Sano?

He's one of us. 31, a Hibbing Community College recruit. All-around good guy.

jimbo92107
06-09-2013, 10:27 PM
Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.

jokin
06-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.

This is satire, right?

He just did ridiculously unprecedented things in a true pitcher's league. In a league which usually is fortunate to have ONE guy OPS over .900 and one or two guys with a SLG over .500, Sano leaves to go to AA with a .1079 OPS line and a .655 SLG---yep, ridiculous numbers.

I think there's a fighting chance he's going to make more than a couple "dents" in Eastern League OF walls and AA pitcher's ERA marks.

Badsmerf
06-09-2013, 10:56 PM
Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.
Until the teams in AA get a good scouting report on him, I don't see why it would be that much different. Once they find a way to get him out, which, is proving extremely difficult, he will have to adjust. Many said it coming into the season, his bat is practically ready. It is pretty hard to perform any better than this kid just has in half a season.

jokin
06-09-2013, 11:07 PM
Until the teams in AA get a good scouting report on him, I don't see why it would be that much different. Once they find a way to get him out, which, is proving extremely difficult, he will have to adjust. Many said it coming into the season, his bat is practically ready. It is pretty hard to perform any better than this kid just has in half a season.

Votto
Kemp
Lind


These guys were at the top of the hitting charts in this league in recent times and their numbers weren't anywhere even close to what Sano has put up this year.

IdahoPilgrim
06-09-2013, 11:13 PM
Don't think so. Kernels only 1.5 up with 7 to play.

Either way, there's only a week left in the first half. Why not just promote Buxton after the completion of the half at the All-Star break? What's the difference? It's marginal, in my opinion — would be a game, maybe two games earlier, but then 5 days off before the second half.

Top two teams qualify for the playoffs - they are 4 games up over the 3rd place team.

maxisagod
06-09-2013, 11:33 PM
The Double A boxscore got a whole hell of a lot more interesting.


I'm Guessing D.Ortiz, D. Santana, and J. Pinto are staying in New Britain as well. That's going to make one powerful Latino Lineup.

Vervehound
06-09-2013, 11:42 PM
Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.nope. the fsl is the toughest hitting league around and suppresses offensive numbers significantly. although sano's power is rare enough that it could overcome the league, he'll still be more likely to put up arcade numbers in new Britain - case in point would be arcia from last year.

Thegrin
06-09-2013, 11:51 PM
why did they leave Kennys Vargas in FtM ? The NB 1B are nothing special.

jimbo92107
06-10-2013, 01:04 AM
This is satire, right?


Yeah, you got me. Maybe Sano can tape my rant to his locker.

Shhhh... ;-)

mike wants wins
06-10-2013, 08:04 AM
Very good, exciting news. Can't wait to see him them in the majors.

Bob Sacamento
06-10-2013, 08:49 AM
Well I can at least say I got to see Sano's last game in FSL and it was a monster of a game for him. He made a spectacular defensive play to end the 8th and the Bradenton rally, where he cut off the throw to the plate from the CFer (who made a horrible throw) but Sano had enough mind to get the guy at second. Right afterwards, he led off the 9th with a homerun to RCF that went at least 400 if not 430 feet, it cleared the Boys and Girls parking lot behind McKenie Field in Bradenton. After the game, he signed for almost a half hour, gave away his bat to a fan and signed it for her. He was extremely happy after the game, so I'm sure someone had told him already that he got the call up.

michaelsinger
06-10-2013, 09:10 AM
Well I can at least say I got to see Sano's last game in FSL and it was a monster of a game for him. He made a spectacular defensive play to end the 8th and the Bradenton rally, where he cut off the throw to the plate from the CFer (who made a horrible throw) but Sano had enough mind to get the guy at second. Right afterwards, he led off the 9th with a homerun to RCF that went at least 400 if not 430 feet, it cleared the Boys and Girls parking lot behind McKenie Field in Bradenton. After the game, he signed for almost a half hour, gave away his bat to a fan and signed it for her. He was extremely happy after the game, so I'm sure someone had told him already that he got the call up.

I am sure he did get the news. Happy is an understatement. My wife was the one who got the bat and on the way home, we found out he got promoted. She was actually a little sad because she was looking forward to seeing him play at the allstar game next weekend. Definitely her favorite baseball moment though. As far as Sano's game yesterday, it was phenomenal. He seemed irritated by his first at bat and took it out on Marauders pitching. That second home run echoed in my seat behind the 3b dugout. Never heard one do that before. His play to cut off the throw and get the runner at 2nd was one of the best I've seen in FSL. Reminded me a little of Jeter's famous cutoff/toss to Posada although not at that level. He needed this callup. I don't think the FSL is any challenge to him. If he stayed, it would've hurt him more than helped.

Steve Lein
06-10-2013, 09:40 AM
He just did ridiculously unprecedented things in a true pitcher's league. In a league which usually is fortunate to have ONE guy OPS over .900 and one or two guys with a SLG over .500, Sano leaves to go to AA with a .1079 OPS line and a .655 SLG---yep, ridiculous numbers.


Ya, and there's actually been a lot of guys who improve their numbers when moving up to New Britain from the FSL, too (Arcia did so last year). I'm interested to see if Sano can match Stanton's 2010 #'s at AA in what will be roughly the same amount of time.

kab21
06-10-2013, 10:37 AM
why did they leave Kennys Vargas in FtM ? The NB 1B are nothing special.

Ft Myers still needs to field a team until other promotions happen. I think he will be up in a week or two.

Oxtung
06-11-2013, 01:23 AM
Sano struck out in 25% of his PA's but had a .397 babip to keep his batting average stellar. I would not be shocked to see his strikeouts rise a bit and his babip fall to a more reasonable level causing his overall numbers to drop quite a bit. On the other hand his power will still be there and subsequently he'll draw plenty of walks. I'll guess a .290/.370/.510 line for an OPS of .880 for the remainder of his season in AA.

Badsmerf
06-11-2013, 07:22 AM
Sano struck out in 25% of his PA's but had a .397 babip to keep his batting average stellar. I would not be shocked to see his strikeouts rise a bit and his babip fall to a more reasonable level causing his overall numbers to drop quite a bit. On the other hand his power will still be there and subsequently he'll draw plenty of walks. I'll guess a .290/.370/.510 line for an OPS of .880 for the remainder of his season in AA.
I think you're right about that. Except, I think the line will be a bit different. I'll go .275/.340/540. Same OPS, just less OBP and more power.