Miguel Sano

Designated Hitter

Minnesota Twins




This prodigious minor league slugger turned Twins cleanup hitter garnered Rookie of the Year votes from around the league—a remarkable feat considering he played only half the regular season. With 18 home runs and 52 RBIs in just 80 games, Miguel Sano’s power was reminiscent of Justin Morneau’s 2006 MVP season (34 homers, 130 RBIs) or fellow Dominican Republic native and former Twin David Ortiz’s storied career. Boasting one of the club’s top three jerseys in sales, Sano seems destined to be a longtime fan favorite.