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06-14

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Rubbing Mud: No Free Strikes
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Matthew Trueblood

03-29

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Minnesota Twins
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Aaron Gleeman

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

02-14

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Tale of the Tape: Khris Davis vs. Miguel Sano
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Alex Chamberlain

02-10

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Rubbing Mud: Miguel Sano Through PECOTA's Eyes
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Matthew Trueblood

01-21

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Player Profile: Miguel Sano
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J.P. Breen

12-14

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Rubbing Mud: Sano's Strikeouts
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Matthew Trueblood

07-02

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The Call-Up: Miguel Sano
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

04-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-14

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-13

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen
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Ben Carsley

01-22

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

07-01

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Minor League Update: Games of June 28-30
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Zach Mortimer

05-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Myths of Minor-League Strikeouts
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Bret Sayre

05-13

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 13
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BP Prospect Staff

03-21

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Top Tools: Best Hit/Power
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BP Prospect Staff

12-19

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Minor League Update: Games of December 18
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Jason Martinez

12-10

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Minor League Update: Games of December 7-9
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Jason Martinez

11-16

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Prospect Debate: Buxton or Sano for Twins Top Prospect?
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BP Prospect Staff

11-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-08

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Minor League Update: Games of November 7
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Jason Martinez

06-21

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Future Shock: Midwest League All-Star Game: Random Thoughts
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Kevin Goldstein

05-16

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Future Shock: Finding Power
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Kevin Goldstein

04-30

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Changing Speeds: Pelotero, or, There's Sano Business Like Show Business
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Ken Funck

04-20

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20
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Kevin Goldstein

04-11

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Future Shock: Miguel Sano and Jorge Bonifacio
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Kevin Goldstein

02-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
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Jason Parks

11-03

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Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-16

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Future Shock: Minnesota Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-07

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Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

05-27

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The Latin Talent Market
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Kiley McDaniel

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June 14, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: No Free Strikes

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Matthew Trueblood

Hitters like Miguel Sano, Marcell Ozuna, and Starlin Castro refuse to make things easy on pitchers.

We are, inarguably, living in the Golden Age Of Offensive Platitudes. Russell A. Carleton tossed out several of them in one recent column: “Sit fastball. Swing hard. Strikeouts don’t matter.” The Pirates say “OPS is in the air,” which is really just the Cubs’ “there’s no slug on the ground,” but stood on its head. Josh Donaldson wants you to “just say no to ground balls,” which is unimaginative but clear enough.

Modern offense comes down to launch angle and exit velocity, and to maximizing extra-base power (especially home runs) in order to make up for an unabating upshoot in strikeout rate. To be a great hitter in the modern game is nowhere near easy, but it’s fairly simple. Most teams, and many individual players, have dedicated themselves to breaking down hitting to the simplest set of basic ideas possible, so that batters can adapt to the unprecedented velocity and sheer stuff of modern pitchers as deftly as possible.

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Minnesota has a new front office and a friendly PECOTA projection, but are Buxton and Sano ready to be stars?

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Which young hitters does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

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February 14, 2017 10:39 am

Tale of the Tape: Khris Davis vs. Miguel Sano

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Alex Chamberlain

Which of these sluggers is a better fantasy bet in 2017?

Bret shirked his duties of feeding me an angle for this because he was drafting in mixed-league LABR or some inexcusable nonsense like that. I took off my own training wheels and immediately noticed an interesting contrast between back-to-back outfield picks who could not be more similar: Khris Davis and Miguel Sano. At 24th and 25th among outfielders, respectively, and just outside the overall top 100 with about a 10-pick cushion between them, the two are virtually perfect substitutes in terms of price and skill set. In the tale of the tape, however, one must prevail. I always head into these things with a preconceived notion, but I try not to let it color my bias. I'll be fighting it strongly this time.

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PECOTA loves Miguel Sano, but that might be because it doesn't know any better.

You are perfectly entitled to be optimistic about Miguel Sano. That’s the most important thing to say. Sano was a huge prospect when he signed out of the Dominican Republic. Everyone believed he would eventually hit for enormous power, retain some thick-bodied athleticism, and generally display a natural gift for baseball that would help him overcome his considerable deficiencies. That remains a possible outcome, and indeed the fact that he’s risen all the way through the minors and played a bit more than a year’s worth of big-league games while making unbelievably hard contact has only boosted the odds of that.

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January 21, 2016 6:00 am

Player Profile: Miguel Sano

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J.P. Breen

The young Twin has light-tower power, but is he an overrated fantasy asset for 2016?

Miguel Sano will be one of the most hyped first-year players in fantasy baseball in 2016, perhaps behind only Kyle Schwarber, Corey Seager, and Noah Syndergaard. He clobbered 18 homers in just 335 big-league plate appearances—his first taste of The Show—and is already being projected by some to hit 30+ home runs this upcoming year. If the 22-year-old weren’t stuck as a UTIL option in most leagues to begin the campaign, he’d assuredly be drafted higher than the fifth round (where he’s currently going this winter).

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December 14, 2015 8:18 am

Rubbing Mud: Sano's Strikeouts

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Matthew Trueblood

Will the Twins rookie be undone by his contact issues?

Miguel Sano had a thoroughly impressive rookie season for the 2015 Twins. In almost precisely half a season, Sano slammed 36 extra-base hits and drew 53 walks. He posted a .314 True Average and was worth 1.9 WARP, even as a relatively heavy-legged DH. Those encouraging stats, though, can’t erase the one that threatens to define Sano’s future—his 35.3-percent strikeout rate.

It’s possible that Sano can outslug his vulnerability to whiffs, of course, but he’d be the first player ever to do so. He’s not going to have substantial (positive) defensive value, he’ll never add runs with his legs, and in time, his BABIP skill is going to erode; it does so for everyone. There’s just one good reason not to worry too much about Sano’s strikeouts, and to believe he’ll rein that whiff rate in enough to sustain his rookie showing: the pitchers he faced while fanning so often in 2015.

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July 2, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Miguel Sano

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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

The powerful right-handed slugger will join the Twins on Thursday.

The Situation: Much to the surprise of, well, everyone; the Twins have pitched and lucked their way to second place in the American League Central, despite ranking 24th in baseball in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging percentage. After calling up the top prospect in baseball (Byron Buxton) last month to help both in the field and with the bat, the Minnesota will call up their other upper-echelon bat in the system in the form of Miguel Sano.

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April 22, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Chris Sale, Byron Buxton, and Eric Hosmer lead the way, but Ben and Craig diverge after the top three.

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Miguel Cabrera might be moving to first base this year, but he still sits atop this list.

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February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

A look the fantasy contributions you can expect when prospects like Kris Bryant, Nick Castellanos, and Miguel Sano reach the majors.

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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen

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Ben Carsley

With Miguel Cabrera set to move across the diamond, Evan Longoria and David Wright usurp the top tier.

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