Much like Buxton, Sano is entering a Spring Training during 2015 wondering what could have been. Without undergoing Tommy John surgery a season ago, he likely is competing for a chance at the 25 man roster right now. With the injuries behind him, Sano is expected to be all systems go to start the 2015 season.
His bat is going to be what generates his promotion to the major league level, and he has the ability to start his push during Spring Training. If he can produce offensively and stay somewhat patient at the plate, designated hitter at bats could make themselves available sooner rather than later. While he’ll start in Double-A Chattanooga, an August call up makes a lot of sense.