Minnesota Twins third baseman prospect Miguel Sanó eyes 2013 debut


March 21, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins infielder Miguel Sano (97) on third base during the second inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins third baseman prospect Miguel Sanó is getting a lot of media attention for his monster start at advanced Single-A Fort Myers Miracle.

Sanó, still a week from turning 20, is hitting .368 and leads the league with nine home runs and 24 RBIs in 24 games. Some baseball analysts are already predicting that the shortstop-turned-third baseman could make a Major League debut as early as sometime in during the 2014 season.

Predicting Sanó to make a Twins debut in 2014 is bold prediction in itself, but the prospect himself is making an even bolder one: He is eyeing a promotion this summer.

Here is an excerpt from Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com.

"At his current rate, he’ll most likely arrive at Target Field sometime in the 2014 season, although Sanó isn’t ruling out the possibility that it could happen this summer."

Sanó will have to face tougher competition at Double-A and possibly Triple-A before he can be deemed ready. Struggled play by Twins starting third baseman Trevor Plouffe may pave way for a quick ascension for Sanó.