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#1 asmus_ndsu

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

After blasting 2 HRs tonight making it 3 already this season I thought i would start a thread. This kid is a complete specimen

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

I will come back from time to time and read it

#3 Fanatic Jack

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

Let's hope Joe Vavra or Gardenhire never work with him or he will be ruined.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Let's hope Joe Vavra or Gardenhire never work with him or he will be ruined.



I prefer to hope he can stay a thirdbaseman, and become a good one, at that.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:54 PM

I have seen him play 3rd in Beloit and actually had my fears calmed by watching him play the position. But it is game 4 and Low A ball and he is 18. Long way to go with him, but so far so good.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

After blasting 2 HRs tonight making it 3 already this season I thought i would start a thread. This kid is a complete specimen


Not certain that "complete" is the right word. I mean, he's got amazing power, but he's got a long way to go. He's the most exciting prospect the Twins system has had since Mauer/Morneau/Kubel. If he can learn to put the ball in play more, he will be special!

#7 Seth Stohs

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

The beauty is that both home runs today were hit to the opposite field which means he stays back well and uses the whole field... that's a very good thing!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

Let's hope Joe Vavra or Gardenhire never work with him or he will be ruined.

Let me guess...you think Vavra will turn him into a slap hitting, opposite field singles hitter. I alway laugh when I read stuff like this.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Not to take anything away from 2 homers - but the wind was howling out to right field ( 25 to 40mph ). I'm surprised that there weren't a few more hit.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

Obviously it's early but the midwest league is supposed to be a pitchers league and Sano is one of the youngest players in the league and he's leading it (very early) in home runs. Very exciting.

#11 Steve Lein

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:37 AM

Kevin Goldstein was at the game, couple tweets from him:

"Sano oppo bomb into the wind. Wow moment."

"second home run for Sano. He's hit neither squarely."

"If not, awfully close QT @MnkysThrwngDrts: That's 80 power, right? RT @Kevin_Goldstein: second home run for Sano. He's hit neither squarely."

Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

Sano's SLG% is no longer 4X his batting average...he just hit a single.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

Well it is good that he showed that he can get something other than a home run. Hopefully there will be some doubles in the mix as well

#14 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

But he just short-hopped the fence for an RBI triple, so adding the single and the triple together, and it's kind of like a home run... right?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

My tweet from about 20 minutes ago: SSS Fun: Sano started yesterday 0-1 and was hitting .091 (1-11). Since then, he is 4-5 (1B, 3B, 2-HR) and is now hitting .313 (5-16).

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

My tweet from about 20 minutes ago:

SSS Fun: Sano started yesterday 0-1 and was hitting .091 (1-11). Since then, he is 4-5 (1B, 3B, 2-HR) and is now hitting .313 (5-16).


I just hope that he can do this through every level, and not fizz away once he hits AA ball or something like that. Sano, Rosario, Hicks, and Wimmers are my 4 Favorite Minor-Leaguers.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

Not to take anything away from 2 homers - but the wind was howling out to right field ( 25 to 40mph ). I'm surprised that there weren't a few more hit.


From Kevin Goldstein's tweet, it sounded like he hit them into the wind, meaning the wind was blowing in from right.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

If he keeps crushing, I hope the Twins don't decide to keep in low-A because of his age. I know it's too early to think of this, but I'd really like to see how he does against some breaking pitches in the upper levels of the minors. He reminds me of M.Cabrera, and Cabrera held his own as a 20 year old for the Marlins. At this point, I know we can only dream of him becoming a Cabrera, but the team's 0-4, let's dream!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

Let's hope Joe Vavra or Gardenhire never work with him or he will be ruined.


If we are lucky they will both be fired before the season ends to calm your fears.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

Sano's start is encouraging for sure, but he isn't "complete"....yet. Needs to cut down on his K's but the good news is he is still super young and has power you just can't teach. If he tears up Beloit this season we are looking at top 5-10 prospect in all of baseball!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

dude's a stud!

#23 TRex

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

My favorite small sample size stats of all time: Miguel Sano has had 7 plate appearances this year with runners in scoring position. He has 2 walks and 4 hits (1 3B and 3 HR) with 10 RBI; which results in an OPS of 3.857 (.800/.857/3.000)!!!

Edited by TRex, 11 April 2012 - 07:29 AM.
goofed up stats


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

Small sample size part II: I guess even more telling than his prowess with runners in scoring position (presumably meaning pitchers actually have to go after him), Sano is 0 for 8 with the bases empty. To maximize his potential, he is going to have to become very disciplined (as many others have already suggested).

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:45 AM

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#26 Steve Lein

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:59 AM

Watching him play in Spring Training, it wasn't that hard to notice that pitchers didn't want much to do with him. Saw him take a few walks where not a single decent pitch to swing at was thrown, but this also seemed to be causing him to force it as he also took a couple horrendous swings on a few of those pitches because he obviously wants to hit. Seems to fit with the whole batting well when pitchers have to throw to him vs. not doing much when they're trying to avoid him. He is taking some walks early on though too, so that's a good sign.

Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

#4 on the board today. What a beast.

#28 asmus_ndsu

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

#4 on the board today. What a beast.


Awws you best me to it.. If I wasn't lay flying out of town...

#29 asmus_ndsu

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

BOOM! Number 5 today... And they just keep on coming!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

BOOM! Number 5 today... And they just keep on coming!


I gotta see this kid play. He had like 20 in under 300 at bats last year right? He's like 19 right?