Minnesota Twins: Series Against Cleveland Indians Could Be Telling
Miguel Sano can show he is the best hitter in the American League Central.
Miguel Sano is playing like he was expected to when he was coming up through the Twins system. He is currently batting .304 with nine home runs and 29 RBIs (6th most RBIs in the league). He’s mashing on a level that is almost unmatched in the division.
The Indians have one player that challenges Sano for the title of best bat in the AL Central, and that is Francisco Lindor. Lindor is hitting .288 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs, showing why he is arguably the top shortstop in the majors.
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Sano has a chance to face off against Lindor with the Twins coming to Cleveland. If Sano hits like he has been, Cleveland fans may start worrying. Sano has been the most valuable player for the Twins thus far and is enough to put a scare in the Tribe.
Sano’s bat could be an exclamation point on a big series for the Twins if their starting pitchers can do what they have been doing so far this season. Sano can hit for incredible power and that tall wall in left at Progressive Field will take a beating. If it is lucky, Sano may just hit it over and not cause harm to it.
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The conversation of contender or pretender when it comes to the Twins may be more clear after this weekend. The rotation is stacked in their favor, and they boast one of the best hitters in baseball up to this point in 2017. It should be a good series, and hopefully an indicator that the Twins are the real deal.