Minnesota Twins infielder Miguel Sano should also be considered by the Colorado Rockies
Minnesota Twins infielder Miguel Sano would also provide the Colorado Rockies with a power bat, a power bat that they desperately need.
Sano, 28, has primarily played first base for the Minnesota Twins in the last couple of years but he can play third base as well.
In 2021, he played in 135 games and he had 30 homers and 75 RBI with a slash line of .223/.312/.466 and an OPS+ of 112. In 2020, he was on a 40 home run pace for a 162-game season and in 2019, he only played in 105 games but he was on a great pace. He was on pace for 52 homers and 122 RBI (he had 34 homers and 79 RBI). He had a slash line of .247/.346/.576.
Defensively, Sano has not been great at either first or third so he would be best as a designated hitter for the Rockies. The Rockies really want somebody who would exclusively be a DH but he could be the primary DH and play at first base and/or third for two or three days a week.
Sano is owed $9.25 million in 2022 and there’s a team option for $14 million ($2.75 million buyout) for 2023 before he becomes a free agent so he could be a (relatively) cheap option for the Rockies to get a power bat in their lineup.