For BA April 19th hot sheet Sano, who was ranked 8th last week, took the top spot this week. Buxton who was number 4 last week finished in the team picture section. Two weeks of hot sheets with two good showings by the Twins. Prospect Hot Sheet (April 19): Florida State League Parks Can't Contain Miguel Sano - BaseballAmerica.com
Questions from this weeks chat:
Brendan (Colorado):*Tempering expectations with Sano's insane week... when should we realistically expect to see him move up to AA?
Matthew Eddy:*They may elect to promote Sano to Double-A for the second half, but organizational precedent suggests that April 2014 is the safer bet. Sano won’t have to go on the 40-man roster until after 2014, so that would enable him to spend all of 2013 in High-A and all of next year in Double-A before Minnesota has to make any sort of decision on his timetable.
Craig (Charlotte):*Guess I owe BA an apology, when Sano was ranked in the top 10 pre-season I thought it was a little optimistic. Sure looks like the light has come on for him at the plate. Next concern, can he stay at 3rd?
Matthew Eddy:*Sano has looked great thus far, but it’s generally unwise to evaluate any player at his highest or lowest point. I think we can all agree he’s not going to hit .389, as he is now, for any real stretch of time.
Jason Pennini (Denver):*What are you expecting from Oswaldo Arcia? Can he stick in the big leagues and be a contributor?
Matthew Eddy:*Count me as an Oswaldo Arcia booster who thinks he can hack it as a starting corner outfielder. He’s probably not the guy you want driving your offense, but as a third- or fourth-best hitter on a team, I like him a great deal.
Rod (Vancouver):*is it possible that Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton will be the top two prospects in baseball this time next year?
Matthew Eddy:*That’s not an impossibility. If Profar, Taveras and Myers graduate as expected, then, at the very least, Sano and Buxton have a chance to rank 1-2 among position players.
Edited by cmb0252, 19 April 2013 - 02:32 PM.