And because Thrylos and Willihammer are learking nearby, the advanced metrics.
(though, they could surely provide more)
Sano's BABIP is the lowest of the bunch. And it's quite low.
Stats courtesy of Fangraphs.
Nah. Cannot really provide more, other that a reference to the Oliver's projection (that was done in a similar way, with comparables, but with many comparables and longer equations
He projects this line for Sano if he were to play in the majors in 2014:
.238/.315/.517 143 G, 600 PA, 37 HR, 80 R, 101 RBI, 55 BB, 210 K (and .309 BABIP and 4.5 WAR)
I'd take that line with the Twins for 2014.
Over at fangraphs Oliver has a 5 year projection that has him hit 51 HR with 128 RBI and 7.6 WAR in 2018 with a .269/.354/.634 slash line. That's before he reaches his prime too. Bonds' territory. And scary, most people do not think he is the best Twins' prospect...
But projections are just fancy (and fun) math exercises
His BABIP is comparable to Stanton's who is a slow power hitter as well (HRs are not Balls in Play btw) and a speedier guy like Harper will have a higher BABIP.