Minnesota Twins: 3 Reasons why Miguel Sanó will Finish Strong in 2020

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Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Chicago White Sox on July 25, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Chicago White Sox on July 25, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Reason No. 2: Sanó’s Power is the best on the Minnesota Twins

The Bomba Squad is always more dangerous when their hitters are rolling on all cylinders, and that includes Miguel Sanó. Sanó is right behind Nelson “Boom Stick” Cruz in home runs. Cruz has 13 homers and is followed by Sanó with nine.

What makes Sanó’s swing so dangerous is that even when he doesn’t find the sweet spot on the bat, he still crushes bombas. This includes a homer he hit against the Kansas City Royals on August 23, when on a full count, he smashed a homer that hit the museum at Kauffman Stadium.

“You know what [is] the funny part with that [home run]? I didn’t hit it really well,” Sanó said postgame.

In 2019, Sanó reworked his swinging mechanics. He made adjustments to where he positioned his hands when batting, a method he incorporated to help him get contact with pitches he had struggled with prior.

That adjustment, coupled with other tweaks to his swing, broke him out of a slump and made Sanó even more of a threat at the plate. He had a successful second half of the season, finishing with 34 homers, and in 2020 Sanó is still seeing that work payoff.

Through 37 games this season, he ranks in the top 25 in slugging percentage at .556. With Sanó in rhythm and bound to improve his performance down the stretch, his power will be key for the Minnesota Twins.

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