Minnesota Twins 3rd baseman Miguel Sano has shown the organization he is not just a powerful bat, the kid has many talents around the diamond.
It’s no secret that Miguel Sano has been a powerful and consistent hitter for the Minnesota Twins this year. What is over-looked is the fact that he has a lot more to offer than just a strong hitting ability.
With the stature of Sano, a lot of people doubted whether he’d be quick enough to play 3rd base. He has shut those haters up very quickly. While his feet may not be so quick running the bases, they are plenty quick enough to cover his area in the hot corner.
Along with the quick feet, Miguel Sano has shown a remarkable use of his glove. Oh, and his bare hand. Sano has shown no problem with backhanding grounders, nabbing them to his left, or using his bare hand to sling the ball to first base.
As you can see in the video above, Sano boasts very strong hands. Along with that comes a strong arm, which is needed playing at 3rd base. This combination has made Miguel Sano lethal in the hot corner.
Jack of All Trades
Along with his great hitting and 3rd base abilities, Sano can also play multiple positions. In 20 games, Miguel Sano has played 16 at 3rd base, 2 at 1st base and 2 as the designated hitter.
This kind of versatility allows the Minnesota Twins to feel confident in their roster. Paul Molitor can be proud of the fact that he can play his strongest bat at multiple positions and he will feel perfectly comfortable.
At the plate is where Miguel Sano is most feared. In 2017, his slash line is .258/.417/.591 with 5 home-runs and 16 RBI’s. His patience has allowed him to improve at the plate as he has drawn 18 walks.
Sano is on pace to have over 41 home-runs and 130 RBI’s. These are the kind of statistics that would land him in the All-Star Game. He is looking more and more like a player that will find himself in multiple All-Star Games throughout his career.
With that being said, let’s see what the fans think. Answer the poll below to express your opinion on how many All-Star Games Miguel Sano will make in his career.
My vote goes in the 2-3 range, but with the way he’s playing this season, don’t be surprised if it’s more. Miguel Sano has the power and fielding combination that many teams would love to have sitting in the hot corner.
We may be early in the season, but Miguel Sano is already making a name for himself throughout the league. With his passion and all-around talent, don’t expect this to slow down. I said before that Sano may eventually be the leader of this team. Well, it looks like he already is.