March 21, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins infielderMiguel Sano
(97) in the dugout against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
#11 Miguel Sano
Also higher than on Law’s list, Miguel Sano finds himself just outside of the top 10 on MLB.com’s top 100 list. Like Buxton, Sano missed the entirety of 2014 having underwent Tommy John surgery. Without playing in the Arizona Fall League or any winter ball, Sano will undoubtedly have some rust to knock off. That being said, his bat should be just fine.
The argument could have been made that last season would have seen Sano hit 30+ home runs at the major league level had he been healthy. He is always going to strike out a lot, but the power will play just fine at the top-level. Expect Sano to start with Buxton at Double-A Chattanooga, and then be an option for the Twins sometime over the late summer. If Kennys Vargas struggles out of the designated hitter spot, Sano could be called upon even earlier.