Miguel Sano’s fielding has been inconsistent at best and he has yet to advance past A Beloit. His fielding percentage at the third base position has been below .9100 two times, once in the rookie league and another at single A. He finally started to show off his power last year and recorded 28 home runs, 28 doubles, and three triples. When you add that to his impressive 80 walks he can definitely develop into a high OPS guy. His 144 strikeouts at the single A level are cause for concern, but Sano’s potential outweighs his risks. He is currently the best prospect the Minnesota Twins have and he could be in the pros in couple years when the time is right. Keep in mind he is only 19 years old; the young man measures in at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds so he’d probably be suitable for at least 3 infield positions and could probably transfer well to the outfield as well.
Some scouts have said he will be in AA by 2013 and continue his progression to the big show. He needs to improve his baserunning and discipline at the plate to make it though.
Sano is from San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic and he bats and throws righthanded. The Twins should be patient with his development and don’t rush him up to a level that he might not be ready for, because this young man could be special.