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Twins top prospect Sano promoted to New Britain

Posted by Craig Forde  June 11, 2013 10:35 AM

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Sano.jpgMiguel Sano, considered by most to be one of the most exciting prospects currently playing minor league baseball, is moving to New England for a while.

The Minnesota Twins farmhand has recently earned a promotion from Advanced Class-A Fort Myers to the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats and is scheduled to debut at his new home tonight.

Coming into the season the Dominican third baseman was ranked the 11th best prospect in the game by MLB.com and number nine overall by Baseball America, both organizations ranking him as the Twins best overall prospect.

After tearing through three levels over his first three pro seasons, Sano started 2013 in Fort Myers and has been on fire from the first pitch of the season, putting together an impressive batting split of .330/.424/.655.

A recent selection to the Florida State League All-Star Game, he has slugged 16 home runs and 15 doubles, driving in 48 runs while scoring 51 times in 56 games.

Graded as having top-tier power, Sano has 71 home runs in 312 career games and is averaging a long ball every 16 at-bats of his young career.

On the flip side, he has also struck out 26% of the time that he has stepped to the plate, so expect to see him swinging.

Sano, who just turned 20-years-old on May 11th, was signed as a free agent by Minnesota in October of 2009, receiving a bonus of $3.15 million.

Check out former Boston Globe Correspondent Jonathan Raymond’s piece on MiLB.com about Sano’s promotion following a two home run performance on Sunday, a day after helping the Miracle clinch the Florida State League's South Division first half title.

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