|Miguel Sano during a spring training callup|
to the major league side in March. He homered
with his last swing of the bat for the
Fort Myers Miracle on Sunday.
slash line in
Fort Myers this
Doug Mientkiewicz has already had a nice season in his rookie year as a manager, and it's not half over.
The Twins have been known to bring players straight to the majors from Double A, but I don't expect either Sano or Rosario to get a September "cup of coffee" this year, no matter how well they fare in New Britain. I don't think either has to go on the 40-man roster this winter — certainly Sano doesn't — and the Twins can save roster spots by not calling them up this year.
But this certainly puts Sano and Rosario in position to force the issue in 2014. Assuming — and it's reasonable to make this assumption, although hardly certain — that they do as well in Double A as they have in A ball, Sano and Rosario should do no worse than open 2014 in Rochester.
Considering the high level of talent Sano and Rosario possess, Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier would do well to step up their performances quickly.