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22 Miguel Sano 1B

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
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52%25%
Key Stats
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743.135890

Player Updates

May 16, 2021 02:20 AM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Delivers clutch homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead, three-run home run during Saturday's 5-4 win over the A's.

The 28-year-old put the Twins ahead during the bottom of the eighth inning with the three-run shot to help break a five-game losing streak. Sano has struggled so far this season with a .127/.279/.254 slash line, three home runs, eight RBI and 33 strikeouts through 71 at-bats. He had been losing playing time at first base to Willians Astudillo, but perhaps his clutch home run can spark a turnaround at the plate and get him back into the lineup more frequently.

May 14, 2021 05:28 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Sitting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano is not in the lineup Friday against the Athletics.

Sano is 3-for-21 with 11 strikeouts in five games since returning from the injured list May 5, and he finds himself on the bench for the third time in the past four games. Willians Astudillo will receive another start at first base for Minnesota.

May 13, 2021 12:16 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano will sit Thursday against the White Sox.

Sano will sit in favor of Willians Astudillo for the second time in three days. Based on their performances thus far this year, that could continue to happen on a regular basis, as Sano's .129/.299/.226 line is awful while Astudillo's .324/.319/.500 line is quite good. Sano of course has several much stronger seasons on his resume, so expectations should be much higher for him going forward, but a short-term reduction in playing time would seemingly be deserved.

May 11, 2021 05:00 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

Sano has struggled at the plate through 19 games this season, striking out 37.7 percent of the time en route to a .129/.299/.226 slash line. The Twins' lineup got more crowded Tuesday with Luis Arraez returning from a concussion, so it's possible Sano could sit more often than he's used to if he can't turn things around. Willians Astudillo will start at first base Tuesday.

May 9, 2021 10:44 AM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Resting for series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Sano will get a breather for the series finale after he started at first base in each of the Twins' last four games following his reinstatement from the 10-day injured list Wednesday. The 28-year-old hasn't been able to break out of his season-long funk in his first four games back in action, having gone 3-for-17 with nine strikeouts in those contests. Willians Astudillo will step in for Sano at first base Sunday.

May 5, 2021 04:04 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Reinstated, starting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano (hamstring) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list and is starting Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sano needed a few additional days on the injured list since his hamstring injury prevented him from taking regular batting practice. However, he should serve as the everyday first baseman going forward. Alex Kirilloff (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

May 2, 2021 01:32 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Closing in on IL return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Sano (hamstring) could return from the 10-day injured by the middle of the upcoming week, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Sano was eligible to return from the IL on Saturday, but he'll need a few additional days to regain his timing at the plate after the hamstring injury prevented him from taking regular batting practice. Once he's reinstated, Sano should reclaim an everyday role at first base, which will force Alex Kirilloff to compete with Luis Arraez for regular duties in left field.

April 27, 2021 08:04 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Running close to 100 percent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano (hamstring) is running close to 100 percent, manager Rocco Baldelli said Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Full-speed baseball activities like fielding and live batting practice will be the next steps for Sano. Willians Astudillo is getting the start at first base Tuesday.

April 25, 2021 09:56 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Hamstring strain appears minor
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano's strained right hamstring injury appears to be minor, manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Baldelli's comments make it sound like Sano has a good chance to return May 1 when eligible to return from the injured list. Sano has had a dreadful start to the season, hitting .111 with two home runs and a .554 OPS.

April 23, 2021 11:16 AM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Headed to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano will be placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Sano has missed the team's last two games with the injury and will head to the injured list. Willians Astudillo has filled in at first base, but the team will reportedly call up Alex Kirilloff, who should see the majority of the at-bats in Sano's absence.

April 21, 2021 01:24 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Not ready to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.

Minnesota opted to hold Sano out for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Oakland due to a tight right hamstring, and the club apparently won't be taking any chances with the 27-year-old for a day game after a night game. Sano will benefit from two full days of rest, as the Twins are off the schedule Thursday before beginning a three-game home series with the Pirates on Friday. Willians Astudillo will fill in for Sano at first base Wednesday.

April 21, 2021 12:40 AM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Managing hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano sat out Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the A's with tightness in his right hamstring, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The 27-year-old went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being lifted from Game 1 with the hamstring issue, and he was then withheld from the lineup for the nightcap. Sano should be considered day-to-day and could sit again for Wednesday's series finale, especially with a scheduled off day to follow Thursday.

April 20, 2021 09:20 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Sitting Tuesday's nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Oakland, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Sano went 0-for-2 with a strikeout during the matinee and won't be in the lineup for the nightcap. Mitch Garver will start at first base while Ryan Jeffers takes over behind the plate for Minnesota.

April 16, 2021 09:00 AM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Cranks second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a pair of walks during Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Sano extended Minnesota's lead with his long ball against Hirokazu Sawamura in the sixth inning. The long ball was the second of the year for the 27-year-old, who has struggled at the plate this season, including going hitless in his last five games coming into Thursday. Overall, he's batting just .100/.308/.250 across 13 games.

April 14, 2021 12:44 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Not starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano isn't starting Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Sano has gone hitless with four walks and two strikeouts in his last 12 plate appearances. Willians Astudillo will serve as the first baseman for Wednesday's matinee, batting fifth.

April 4, 2021 06:44 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Launches homer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Brewers.

Sano took Brewers reliever Drew Rasmussen deep in the sixth inning to extend the Twins' lead to 6-1. The power-hitting Sano went just 2-for-13 (.154) with seven strikeouts in the season-opening series against the Brewers. He had a strikeout rate of 43.9 percent in 2020, and the 27-year-old corner infielder probably won't improve much on that mark this year. Fantasy managers will have to hope his power numbers cover the flaws in his play.

March 20, 2021 05:04 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Gets start at third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano started at third base and went 0-for-3 in Friday's spring training loss to Atlanta. It was the first time he's played third base this spring. "He's willing to put the work in. I think we'll see him playing over there at different points this year," manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Sano is hitting just .125 (3-for-24) this spring with no home runs and 12 strikeouts. However, there's little reason to be concerned with his performance given he's a veteran with a set spot in the lineup. The Twins moved Sano to first base last season after the team signed Josh Donaldson and didn't give him any work at the hot corner. Sano could get some starts at third base this season as the Twins have said they're going to try to reduce Donaldson's workload, especially early in the season. It's possible Sano could gain third base eligibility again in some fantasy leagues.

February 25, 2021 10:32 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Could play some third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano is expected to get work at third base this spring, along with his regular position of first base, MLB.com reports. "He's got the confidence to do it. I don't think he's concerned one bit, and we could certainly see him over at third at different times," said manager Rocco Baldelli.

The Twins moved Sano to first base last season after the team signed Josh Donaldson and didn't give him any work at third base. The decision to give Sano reps at third base this spring could be tied to the Twins trying to give Donaldson more off days. It's possible Sano could play enough games this season at third base to qualify at the position in some fantasy leagues.

September 26, 2020 07:20 PM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano will sit against the Reds on Saturday.

Sano will head to the bench after recording just three hits and 20 strikeouts in his last 10 games. He's having close to as good of a season as you can expect from a player with a 43.8 percent strikeout rate, as his .203/.279/.484 slash line is good for a respectable .763 OPS. Marwin Gonzalez will be the first baseman Saturday.

September 20, 2020 02:20 AM
Twins' Miguel Sano: Slugs 13th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Cubs on Saturday.

Sano struck out three times in the contest, but he made up for the whiffs with a massive 453-foot solo shot to left field in the seventh inning. The output was typical of Sano's campaign thus far -- he's hitting only .217 overall and has struck out in a whopping 43.5 percent of his at-bats but has contributed 13 homers and 25 RBI.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/16vs OAKL 6-73110010
05/15vs OAKW 5-44111300
05/14vs OAKL 1-61000000
05/12@ CHWL 8-134000000
05/08@ DETL 3-75010000
05/07@ DETW 7-34110110
05/06vs TEXL 3-45000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021MIN22718938153300.127.279.2540.533
2020MIN5318631381325189000.204.278.4780.756
2019MIN105380769434795515901.247.346.5760.923
2018MIN71266325313413111500.199.281.3990.679
2017MIN1144247511228775417300.264.352.5070.859
2016MIN1164375710325665417810.236.319.4620.781
2015MIN80279467518525311911.269.385.5300.915
Total562204632648513434828186822.237.331.4880.819
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021MIN22001800001
2020MIN531208900113
2019MIN10519221910305
2018MIN7114010620007
2017MIN114152215104512
2016MIN11622120230118
2015MIN8017114820114
Total5629969989011840
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010R-Dsl Twins2064112221310141721.344.463.547
2010R-Gcl Twins411482343140419104322.290.338.466
2011R-Elizabethton Twins6626758781872059237754.292.351.637
2012AFX-Beloit Snappers12945775118284281008014483.258.372.521
2013AA-New Britain Rock Cat6723335551531955368121.236.344.571
2013AFA-Fort Myers Miracle5620651681521648296192.330.424.655
2015AA-Chattanooga Lookouts6624155661811548386851.274.374.544
2016AAA-Rochester82534102251000.160.300.440
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings9302810256800.267.389.500
2018AFA-Fort Myers Miracle1964112120212132100.328.442.453
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings3132420011700.308.357.462
2019AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo5201420151700.200.217.450
2019AFA-Fort Myers Miracle251400131--00.800.8571.400
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/260
Birthdate:
05/11/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
5