Miguel Sano: Full Season, Move to Right Field
Perhaps no player was more important to the Twins surprise playoff push than Miguel Sano. After a mid-season call up, he proceeded to carry the offense on his back pounding out 18 HR and 52 RBI while posting a very respectable .268 batting average. The sky is the limit for the 22-year-old slugger as he heads into his first full season in Minnesota. Sano and Park should provide the Twins with middle of the order power they have not had for nearly a decade.
On the defensive side, the Twins are hoping a position change does not affect his approach at the plate, as he will play in the outfield for the first time in his professional career. His transition to right field is key, as it allows manager Paul Molitor to play Trevor Plouffe every day at third base. Sano’s bat will be in the lineup regardless, but if he proves himself capable in right field, the Twins will have a much more formidable lineup.