Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:38 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:19 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:34 PM
At some point, better than a Scott Diamond or PJ or whomever is next on the callup list that may/may not have a future with the team. Someone made a comment about bringing Sano up at 19 and giving him licks at third.Is he better or worse than what they have. Right now, the Twins have to be looking long-term and figuring out who they need to take chances with that will grow as the years go on -- from within their system.
Brilliant. Let's overwhelm a kid who hasn't seen a pitch above a ball.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:43 PM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:08 PM
re: Sano. He does not project as a third baseman. More like a first baseman or an OF. I can see the Twins getting him in the MLB as a first baseman around 2014 (when Morneau's contract expires) depending on how he progresses in AA/AAA in 2013. Hopefully he will be promoted to Fort Myers soon and will start 2013 in AA.
Not necessarily. Sano will never be an elite defensive player at 3rd. But he can stick at the position. He is certainly not projecting at 1st base yet. LF is far more likely of a final position for him than 1st base (unless of course the Twins have a gaping hole at first when he gets his call up)
The book is far from shut about Sano's ability to play 3rd.