Miguel Sano Called Up by Minnesota Twins

top ProspectsIn a season that has seen the arrival of super prospect Byron Buxton in Minnesota, the Twins will give another top prospect his Major League debut. Miguel Sano, a 22-year-old third baseman who is MLB.com’s No. 11 overall prospect, will join the Twins tomorrow, the website reported.

Regarded by most scouts as the best right-handed power hitting prospect in the minors, Sano has clubbed 105 home runs in five minor league seasons, including 15 this year at Double-A Chattanooga. He missed the 2014 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Sano is expected to see a bulk of his playing time at DH since third base is occupied by Trevor Plouffe.

Buxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Friday with a sprained thumb, an injury he sustained during a stolen base attempt last week. The 21-year-old center fielder, who was the second pick of the 2012 draft, was batting .189 (7-for-37) in 11 games with the Twins. Buxton entered the 2015 campaign as the game’s No. 1 overall prospect according to MLB.com and BaseballProspectus.com, and Baseball America’s No. 2 overall prospect.

Alex Meyer, a 25-year-old right-hander who entered 2015 as BaseballProspectus.com’s No. 14 overall prospect, was recently summoned to Minnesota from Triple-A Rochester. He is considered a potential top of the rotation starter but is getting his first taste of the majors as a reliever.

Regarded by most scouts as the best right-handed power hitting prospect in the minors, Sano has clubbed 105 home runs in five minor league seasons, including 15 this year at Double-A Chattanooga. He missed the 2014 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Sano is expected to see a bulk of his playing time at DH since third base is occupied by Trevor Plouffe. Kennys Vargas, who was seeing time at DH for the Twins, was optioned to Chattanooga.

The surprising Twins are 41-37, sit five games behind the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central and currently occupy one of the two wild card spots.

 


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