Miguel Sano Powers Up
The Minnesota Twins as a team have hit 26 home runs. That’s good for 24th in baseball. They lack a true cleanup hitter and don’t have a true power hitter in their lineup. That power hitter is on it’s way.
That power hitter comes in the form of the 6’4″, 260 pound third baseman, Miguel Sano. Sano, the Twins number two prospect is on a power surge.
After a slow start with the Twins Double-A team, the Chattanooga Lookouts, Sano is killing the ball, literally. Over the last ten games Sano is hitting .378 with three home runs and eight runs driven in.
Sano has rare power. That power was on display last night for the Lookouts. In the first inning against the Birmingham Barons (no Michael Jordan was not playing) Sano launched a solo home run. In the ninth inning, with the game tied, Sano launched a two-run home run that gave the Lookouts a 7-5 lead, a lead they would hold onto.
Sano has been white hot since the start of May. He entered the month with a .152 batting average. On May 16th, Sano is hitting .231. He also has an impressive .630 slugging percentage this month, not too shabby.
It’s clear Sano has knocked the rust off after missing the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery. For a team that lacks a power bat, the Twins can’t wait to see Sano and his bat in the lineup.
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