Twins Uprising: Miguel Sano Named Twins MILB Player of the Week


Prospect Primer is a weekly article that takes a look at how the Minnesota Twins top four prospects are doing.

1. Byron Buxton has cooled off considerably. A week after hitting .338 with a pair of doubles and five triples in his last ten games, Buxton is now hitting .171 in his last ten games. The lookouts played eight games this week. Buxton hit .147 with one home run, a double and a triple. He did have a three-hit performance that saw him fall a home run short of hitting for the cycle.

2. Miguel Sano was named the Twins MILB player of the week. Sano hit .379 with three home runs, four doubles and eight runs batted in. Sano’s week included a game in which he hit two home runs, including the game-winning homer.

3. Alex Meyer has a lot of work to do before he gets his first big league call up. Meyer currently owns a 7.01 earned run average and teams are hitting .324 off him. In Meyer’s last start he pitched 6.1 innings giving up three earned runs and issuing two walks.

4. Jose Berrios pitched a complete game shutout in his last start. It’s his first complete game shutout of his career. Berrios gave up two hits and notched eight strikeouts. Berrios has recorded eight or more strikeouts in five of his seven starts. Berrios has also pitched six or more innings in his last four starts. He may be rated as the Twins number four prospect, but he has been the best of them thus far.

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